Deep Dish Assassin
Fancy winged abdomen and fancy back nipples. Woodgate, Qld.
Assassin Bug Portrait
Just me and my back nipples. Stop staring! Woodgate, Qld.
Shiny Green Bug III
Profile of a shiny green bug on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Shiny Green Bug II
Closeup of shiny green bug on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Shiny Green Bug
Shiny green bug instar on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
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.
Coreid Bug Nymph
A closeup portrait of a Ceoreid bug. It seems to have a waxy coating that's been rubbed off in places. Anstead, Qld.
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.
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.
Green Ant Mimic Bug
Bug nymph (Riptortus serripes) mimics a green weaver ant. The adult form of this bug is vastly different in appearance. Fitzroy Island, Qld.
Long-legged orange and green bug on a spiky leaf. Cow Bay, Qld.
Flat Bug Nymph
Extraordinarily flat bug is only 3mm long. Toowong, Qld.
Portrait of a brown shield bug. Kyogle, NSW.
Acacia Shield Bug
Alcaeus varicornis hangs out with some friends. Victoria Point, Qld.
Orange and Black Shield Bug
Spotted orange stink bug tries to evade the photographer. Victoria Point, Qld.
Spotted black and orange stink bug rests on a leaf. Victoria Point, Qld.
Green Jewel Bugs
An orgy of bugs (Lampromicra senator) might be the collective term for this lot. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Chunky Black Bug
A heavily dimpled black shield bug on the ground. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Black Stink Bug
Portrait of a black stink bug. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Parasitised Assassin Bug
Black asassin bug nymph is in for a surprise. Oxley Creek, Qld.