Most Popular - Aussie Bugs


  • Wasp

    Eulophidae sp. wasp on the flower of a cobbler's peg. Oxley Creek, QLD.

  • Pollen Beetle

    Pollen covered beetle sips dew drops from a rose petal. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Beetlemania

    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.

  • Doing Laps

    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

    Bird poo spider (Celaenia excavata) from side on.

  • Braconid Wasp

    Parasite wasp (Callibracon sp.) puts an egg in a gall. Oxley Creek, QLD.

  • Arnold Bugenzwegger

    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.

  • Dimorphism

    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.

  • Major Colobopsis

    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.

  • Broken Ant

    Colobopsis major still walking after an injury which removed the bulk of her gaster. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Iridomyrmex Workers

    Common small meat ants at their nest entrance. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Baby Psyllid

    Portrait of a psyllid nymph on my scaly finger skin. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Caterpillar House

    If you think you're good at building stuff, try using just your face bits and arse bits for tools. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Hey, Look at my Poop!

    Dolichoderus worker ant meets another on the way back to her nest. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Poop Carrier

    Dolichoderus worker ant carries a poop home. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Crematogaster Congregation

    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.

  • Resin Collector

    Stingless bee collects pollen from a strange flower thing on a branch. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Aussie Bush Cricket

    Woodgate, Qld.

  • Parasitised Aphids

    A gathering of empty aphids that have been parasitised by something (Probably a wasp). It's interesting that they are all gathered in the same place. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Fat Leafhopper

    Woodgate, Qld.

  • Pseudoscorpion II

    Pseudoscorpion approaches a mat of white fungus. You can also see a borer hole in the wood. Found under bark on a decomposing ironbark branch. Lake Boondooma, Qld.

  • Pseudoscorpion

    Also known as a false scorpion. Found under bark on rotting timber. Lake Boondooma, Qld.

  • Echidna Poo

    At least 5 species of ant remains can be found in this small sample of echidna scat. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Ant Remains

    Echidnas love to eat ants, as evidenced by this closeup of echidna scat. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Cardio Workout

    Cardiocondyla ants around a food store. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Beach Bum Spider

    Portrait of a small spider in fine sand on the beach. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Homalictus Nest

    Little green Homalictus bee emerges from her nest entrance in the ground. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Homalictus Nest

    Little green Homalictus bee emerges from her nest entrance in the ground. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Construction Worker

    Tiny worker ant (Poss. Pheidole sp.) removes a large grain of sand from the nest. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Tiny Queen

    Wingless queen wandering over grains of sand, foraging or looking for a new nest site. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Female Flower Wasp

    Portrait of a female flower wasp. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Flower Wasp

    Female flower wasp poses on the photographer's finger. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Common Crow Butterfly Baby

    More like a teenager I think. A live focus stack of a Common Crow or Oleander Caterpillar (Euploea core). Woodgate, Qld.

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