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.
Very small chalcid wasp on a gum leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Cuckoo Wasp Drinking
Chrysididae cuckoo wasp drinks from a nectary on an Hibiscus leaf. Deepwater, Qld.
Yellow Paper Wasp
Small yellow paper wasp on a Hibiscus leaf. Deepwater, Qld.
Large Yellow Wasp
Large yellow and black wasp forages on the underside of an Hibiscus leaf. Deepwater, Qld.
Male Velvet Ant
Winged male velvet ant (Mutillidae). Charleville, Qld.
Green Velvet Ant
Metallic greent velvet ant (Mutillidae), possibly a mimic of the green head ant, drinks from a drop of water on glavanised iron. Kyogle, NSW.
Wingless Flower Wasp
Frontal view of a female flower wasp (Tiphiidae). Cania Gorge, Qld.
A female flower wasp (Tiphiidae) poses on a pebble. She looks like she's been digging a burrow. Cania Gorge, Qld.
Very tall wasp with a green eye. Cania Gorge, Qld.
Very tall wasp explores a tree trunk. Cania Gorge, Qld.
Closeup view of the abdomen of a wasp while she lays eggs in the bark of a gum tree. Cania Gorge, Qld.
Mutillida, wingless wasp on a leaf. Cow Bay, Qld.
Tiny wasp (Anicetus sp.) 1-2mm long, half of which is a spectacular set of antennae (Possibly Cryptanusia sp.) explores an umrella tree. Toolakea Beach, Qld.
Tiny wasp (Anicetus sp.), maybe about 1.5mm long, stands near the messy house of a psocid (bark lice). Toolakea Beach, Qld.
Is really hairy. Rocklea, Qld.