Velvet Ant Hiding
Shy velvet ant (Mutillidae) hides under a leaf on the sand. Woodgate, Qld.
Female Flower Wasp
Portrait of a female flower wasp. Woodgate, Qld.
Female flower wasp poses on the photographer's finger. Woodgate, Qld.
Wasp lays her eggs inside tiny moth eggs. Woodgate, Qld.
Also known as an Emerald Wasp, these beautiful wasps lay their eggs in other wasps nests. Woodgate, Qld.
Mating Flower Wasps
The rather undignified mating between two flower wasps. Woodgate, Qld.
Scelio wasp hunts through sand to find locust eggs to parasitise. Woodgate, Qld.
Very small wasp (~3mm) flits around in a bare patch of sandy soil. She is part of the Scelionidae family of wasps and is looking for grasshopper eggs to parasitise. Woodgate, Qld.
Brachymeria Wasp Ovipositing
Black chalcid wasp lays her eggs into a cocoon inside a curled leaf. The caterpillar's shed skin with head attached is under the coccoon on the left. Kyogle, NSW.
A solid little chalcid wasp (Brachymeria sp.) parasitises caterpillar cocoons on a hibiscus shrub. Kyogle, NSW.
Black And White Wasp II
Tiny black and white wasp looks for something. Kyogle, NSW.
Black And White Wasp I
Tiny black and white wasp looks for something while an even smaller wasp photobombs. Kyogle, NSW.
Blue Micro Wasp
Blue wasp looks for something on a plant stem. Kenmore, Qld.
Black chalcid wasp looks for something on the bark of a tree. Kenmore, Qld.