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.
Lady wasp lays eggs in a gall on the stem of a gum tree. She is adding to the multitude of scars on the surface of the gall. Her ovipositor is thinner than a human hair. Woodgate, Qld.
Planthopper adult on the stem of a gum tree. Woodgate, Qld.
Tiny flower beetle helps pollinate a wattle flower. Woodgate, Qld.
Ornate Leaf Beetle
Paropsis ornata on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Pale Leaf Beetle
Dicranosterna circe on an acacia leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Brown Leaf Beetle
Paropsis pictipennis on an acacia leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Hopper With Ant
Hopper nymph with an ant passing by, both on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Bendy Bum Hopper III
Profile of a red-eyed hopper nymph in half bend mode on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Bendy Bum Hopper II
The bendy bumhole from behind. Woodgate, Qld.
Bendy Bum Hopper
A new yoga pose: the bendy bumhole. Woodgate, Qld.
Micro Gall Wasp II
Lady wasp looks for a spot to lay eggs in a gum tree gall. The job must be harder with part of her antenna missing. Woodgate, Qld.
Micro Gall Wasp
Micro wasp cleans herself after laying eggs in a gall. She is resting on a stem which has been forced into a curl by the growth of the gall. Woodgate, Qld.
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.
A young leaf beetle on a gum tree. Woodgate, Qld.
A winged queen ant (Possibly Monomorium sp.) looks for a mate. Woodgate, Qld.
Fireflies have big eyes, I guess they need to see other fireflies. Deepwater, Qld.
Wingless queen wandering over grains of sand, foraging or looking for a new nest site. Woodgate, Qld.
Masked Green Bee
Beautiful, tiny masked bee cleans up my messy drilling job on a bee hotel. Woodgate, Qld.
Blue-Green Masked Bee
Red Hairy Mite
Tiny arachnid found under bark. Woodgate, Qld,
The mantis like front legs of an assassin bug. Woodgate, Qld.
Red and Black Spider
Red and black ground spider on sandy soil. Woodgate, Qld.
On a dark maroon pea flower. Woodgate, Qld.
Mating Flower Wasps
The rather undignified mating between two flower wasps. Woodgate, Qld.
Halictid bee cleans herself with a front leg while resting on tiny white flowers. Woodgate, Qld.
A Mess of Scale
Black, fringed scale insects infest a leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Black Sultana Animals
Black scale wears a white fringed dress and parts of their former selves. Woodgate, Qld.
A weevil pictured with some of the damage it has done to the new growth on a tree. Woodgate, Qld.
Some of the damage caused by this weevil on new grwoth of a tree. Woodgate, Qld.
Beetle and the Ants
Beetle hunkers down amidst an ant inquisition. Woodgate, Qld.
Longicorn beetle with hairy antennae. Woodgate, Qld.
A moth puffs out it's wings, having just emerged from pupating. Woodgate, Qld.
Adult male Riptortus serripes on seed pods. Woodgate, Qld.