Baby caterpillar navigates the vast hills and valleys of my hand. Woodgate, Qld.
String of Babies
Tiny, newly hatched caterpillars gethered on silk, photographed on my hand. Woodgate, Qld.
Butterfly Baby VI
The adult version of the butterfly babies! I think she has a hole in her wing. Woodgate, Qld.
Butterfly Baby V
Same ants (Technomyrmex), tiny baby. Woodgate, Qld.
Butterfly Baby IV
Giant butterfly baby tended by the same ants (Technomyrmex) while she devours a leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Butterfly Baby III
Worker ants (Technomyrmex) tend another butterfly baby. Same Tree. Woodgate, Qld.
Butterfly Baby II
Technomyrmex ants tend another butterfly baby on the same tree. Woodgate, Qld.
Butterfly Baby I
Ant (Technomyrmex) tends to her growing butterfly baby. Bonus points for spotting the photobomb. Woodgate, Qld.
A tiny hole in this house near the tip (right) indicates this moth may have become prey to a parasite. Woodgate, Qld.
Small Acacia Case Moth II
The way these case moths costruct houses amazes me every time I see one. This one has been devouring gum leaves. Woodgate, Qld.
Small Acacia Case Moth I
Apparently you can tell which species a case moth is by how they construct their homes. I don't have that knowledge but I love them just the same! Woodgate, Qld.
A moth puffs out it's wings, having just emerged from pupating. Woodgate, Qld.
Blue Forester Moth
Blue metallic moth rests on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Tiger moth feeds on nectar from a lemon myrtle flower. Kyogle, NSW.
Brown and white moth quite common near the beach. Woodgate, Qld.
Cup Moth Caterpillar
Anaxidia lozogramma feeding on the leaf of a macadamia tree. Kyogle, NSW.
Cup Moth Closeup
The amazing detail and colour of a Anaxidia lozogramma cup moth caterpillar. Kyogle, NSW.
Orchard Swallowtail Caterpillar
It's too early to wake up! Says Orchard Swallowtail Caterpillar. I'm cold and wet! It's not easy being green! Kyogle, NSW.
Moth with Moss
Well camouflaged moth on a tree trunk. Cania Gorge, Qld.
Picture Winged Moth
Portrait of a Picture-winged Moth (poss. Banisia placida). Cow Bay, Qld.
Crazy Camo Looper II
Crazy little camo looper has been munching on this plant. Kyogle, NSW.
Crazy Camo Looper
Tiny looper caterpillar uses some crazy debris for camo. Kyogle, NSW.
Cup Moth Caterpillar Shedding Skin
Cup moth caterpillar (Doratifera vulnerans) shrugs off her old skin for a new phase of growth. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Cup Moth Caterpillar Moult
Cup moth caterpillar (Doratifera vulnerans) inches out of her old skin. Oxley Creek, Qld.
A moulting cup moth caterpillar (Doratifera vulnerans) consumes its old skin. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Hairy caterpillar has kept evey face it's moulted since it was a tiny baby. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Portrait of a bagworm. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Black and white moth has an odd orange spot. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Moth in Profile
Moth sitting up on a leaf. Wilston, Qld.
Case moth and it's intricate house made of tiny sticks. Toowong, QLD.
Blotched Green Moth
Cosmodes elegans. Mundubbera, QLD.