Adult male Riptortus serripes on seed pods. Woodgate, Qld.
A pod-sucking bug in the Alydidae family. This is a later instar on the seed pods they feed on. Woodgate, Qld.
Recently hatched ant-mimic bug in the Alydidae family, most likely Riptortus serripes. Woodgate, Qld.
Muscular bug on a yellow flower. Found at the beach, unable to fly, I carried her home and put her on a paper daisy. She had a good poke at me while we walked! Woodgate, Qld.
The mantis like front legs of an assassin bug. Woodgate, Qld.
Thread-legged Mantis Bug
Four skinny, long legs and two mantis-shaped make for an interesting looking bug. Woodgate, Qld.
Mitey Small Bitey
This is a very small Big-eyed Bug nymph feasting on a microscopic mite. Woodgate, Qld.
Baby Bug With Green
Bug nymph with metallic green spots on an Hibiscus leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Assassin bug feasts on a stingless bee (Tetragonula sp.). The bee clings to the bug's leg with her mandibles, even after death. Tarragindi, Qld.
Assassin Bug & Prey
A head is all that's left from this bugs last meal. A stingless bee died while clinging to a leg with her mandibles. Tarragindi, Qld.
Bee For Lunch
Assassin bugs lurk near the entrance of a stingless bee hive waiting for prey. Tarragindi, Qld.
Coreid Bug Nymph
These bugs were found with their rear legs extended, perhaps in a defensive mode. Mitchell, Qld.
Pod Sucking Bug
Ant mimic bug Riptortus serripes as a nymph. Fitzroy Island, Qld.
Bug nymph (Riptortus serripes) mimics a green weaver ant. The adult form of this bug is vastly different in appearance. Fitzroy Island, Qld.