Golden Ant Renovates
Polyrhachis worker ant carries debris out of a crack in a fence post. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Ant-mimic Jumping Spider
Very shiny ant-mimic spider seems to mimic rattle ants. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Eulophidae sp. wasp on the flower of a cobbler's peg. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Pollen covered beetle sips dew drops from a rose petal. Kyogle, NSW.
Flower beetles feed on nectar in a gumnut flower. Mt Coot-tha,QLD.
Beetle Has a Crappy Day
Red and black (not an assassin) bug nymph has a delightful beetle lunch on a spotted gum tree. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
Beautiful metallic green Halictid bee does laps round and round the centre of this bramble rose, occaisionally rolling around like a cat in catnip. Kyogle, NSW.
Thrips on Daisy
Thrips doing whatever thrips do in the heart of a white daisy. Gayndah, QLD.
Homalictus Bee In Thistle
Tiny metallic bee collects pollen on a thistle flower. She is packing the pollen under her abdomen rather than on her legs.
Bird Poo Spider
Bird poo spider (Celaenia excavata) portrait.
Bird poo spider (Celaenia excavata) from side on.
Parasite wasp (Callibracon sp.) puts an egg in a gall. Oxley Creek, QLD.
This bee was not moving, I thought it was dead but then another bee came along and chased her away. Woodgate, Qld.
Little fat beetle larvae on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Jumping plant lice nymph 'extruding' some waxy poops on a grevillea seed pod. Woodgate, Qld.
Rattle ant (Polyrhachis sp.) forages inside a grevillea seed pod. Woodgate, Qld.
Crematogaster ant pulls at some green goo which could be poop or the remains of a caterpillar or other insect. Woodgate, Qld.
Two termite workers inspect damage to their tunnel in rotting wood. Woodgate, Qld.
Termite worker amidst the detritus from a rotting log. Woodgate, Qld.
Velvet Ant Hiding
Shy velvet ant (Mutillidae) hides under a leaf on the sand. Woodgate, Qld.
Hairy rove-like beetle buried in fine sand. Woodgate, Qld.
Orange Hairy Beetle
Half buried in fine sand, cute beetle. Woodgate, Qld.
Aaaaaawwwwww. Woodgate, Qld.
Tetramorium Worker II
Tiny Tetramorium worker ant guards the brood after her nest is disturbed. Woodgate, Qld.
Ginger Ant Brood
Tiny Tetramorium worker ant moves a pupa after her nest is disturbed. Woodgate, Qld.
Golden Spur Polly Ant
Very hirsute Polyrhachis ant has a stunning golden spur on her foreleg. Woodgate, Qld.
Gold or Silver?
Spiny golden ant looks more like silver thann gold. Woodgate, Qld.
Praying mantis has some green and red underneath. Woodgate, Qld.
Rainbow Bee-eater vomited up some insect remains. 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.
Major Colobopsis III
Portrait of a major worker of Colobopsis sp. ants on a tree trunk. Woodgate, Qld.
Colobopsis Minor Worker II
A muscular Colobopsis minor worker ant. Woodgate, Qld.
Major Colobopsis II
Colobopsis Minor Worker
Portrait of a Colobopsis minor worker on a tree trunk. Woodgate, Qld.
Major and minor workers of Colobopsis sp. ants. The majors have cute pug noses for plugging the nest entrance while the minor workers explore outside the nest. Woodgate, Qld.
Blunt-nosed colobopsis workers at their nest entrance. One may or may not have been damaged by the photographer and was not allowed back in the nest. Woodgate, Qld.
Colobopsis major still walking after an injury which removed the bulk of her gaster. Woodgate, Qld.
Common small meat ants at their nest entrance. Woodgate, Qld.
Portrait of a psyllid nymph on my scaly finger skin. Woodgate, Qld.
If you think you're good at building stuff, try using just your face bits and arse bits for tools. Woodgate, Qld.
Orange & Black Leaf Beetle
Possibly Phyllocharis sp. Woodgate, Qld.
Orange & Black Leaf Beetle Eating
Possibly Phyllocharis sp. munging out on a leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Hey, Look at my Poop!
Dolichoderus worker ant meets another on the way back to her nest. Woodgate, Qld.
Dolichoderus worker ant carries a poop home. Woodgate, Qld.
I can't remember if these ants were at the nest entrance or if they were foraging. Woodgate, Qld.
Resin Collector II
Stingless bee collects pollen from a strange flower thing on a branch. Woodgate, Qld.