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.
Orange-faced Spider I
Hypoblemum albovittatum jumping spider on concrete. Woodgate, Qld.
Orange-faced Spider II
Hypoblemum albovittatum jumping spider in the lawn. Woodgate, Qld.
Midge on Hibiscus
Profile of a midge on a hibiscus leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Flies Fighting in Flowers
Lemon Myrtle flower hosts a fight. Kyogle, NSW.
Planthopper nymph on the flower stem of an Hibiscus shrub. Kyogle, NSW.
Lemon Myrtle Fly
tiny fly on a Lemon Myrtle flower bud. Kyogle, NSW.
A solid little chalcid wasp (Brachymeria sp.) parasitises caterpillar cocoons on a hibiscus shrub. Kyogle, NSW.
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.
Brown caterpillar portrait. Girraween, Qld.
Leptomyrmex Vs Honey Bee
Leptomyrmex ant drags a honey bee carcass home for dinner. Or something. Girraween, Qld.
Baby Black Soldier Flies
Your compost is very healthy if larvae of soldier flies grows in it. Kyogle, NSW.
Baby Black Soldier Fly
Straight out of the compost bin. Kyogle, NSW.
Snub Nosed Weevil
Portrait of a short-nosed weevil. Mundubbera, Qld.
Lanky Bum Face
Long-legged apiny weevil (Mecopus sp.?) with feathery elytra. Mundubbera, Qld.
Short-nosed weevil clings to a piece of bark. Mundubbera, Qld.
Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) without a mask. Kyogle, NSW.
Lemon Myrtle Flower Chafer
Nestled in the lovely little flowers of the Lemon Myrtle, brown Flower Beetle has a rest. Kyogle, NSW.
Profile of a short-nosed weevil on tree bark. Mundubbera, Qld.
Baby Bug With Green
Bug nymph with metallic green spots on an Hibiscus leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Soft-winged Carphurus sp. flower beetle on a macadamia branch. Kyogle, NSW.
White ambush spider (Arkys furcatus) waits on a leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Secret Ant Business
Crematogaster ants in the underneath of a Lemon Myrtle flower doing things to strange looking things. Kyogle, NSW.
Small orb weaver in a curled hibiscus leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Tiger moth feeds on nectar from a lemon myrtle flower. Kyogle, NSW.
Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) has part of her front leg missing. This must make it challenging to gather pollen. Kyogle, NSW.
Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) chews on the stamen of a lemon myrtle flower to gather pollen. Kyogle, NSW.
Terrestrial snails only a few millimetres long have babies that are even smaller. This is a baby snail found on rotting wood. Kyogle, NSW.
Lemon Myrtle Love
Mating flower beetles in lemon myrtle flowers. Kyogle, NSW.
Bee on Lemon Myrtle
Male Homalictus bee blows bubbles on a lemon myrtle leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Bugs on Bugs
What may be waxy scale seems to be infested with mealy bugs. Girraween, Qld.
Ants often share food with each other, here they transfer nectar inside a red Hibiscus flower. Kyogle, NSW.
Dolly and Her Lerp
Doli ant tests a lerp for honeydew. Psyllids build lerps to protect themselves and ants enhance that protection in return for honeydew. Girraween, Qld.