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.
Cardiocondyla ants around a food store. Woodgate, Qld.
Beach Bum Spider
Portrait of a small spider in fine sand on the beach. Woodgate, Qld.
Little green Homalictus bee emerges from her nest entrance in the ground. Woodgate, Qld.
Tiny worker ant (Poss. Pheidole sp.) removes a large grain of sand from the nest. Woodgate, Qld.
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.
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.
Wasp Hopper Parasite
Newborn planthoppers with a wasp parasite hatched from the same eggs. Woodgate, Qld.
Newly hatched flatid hopper nymphs. Woodgate, Qld.
Early Instar Hopper
Planthopper nymph near exuvia on a leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Wasp lays her eggs inside tiny moth eggs. Woodgate, Qld.
Flatid planthopper nymph carries a small hitch hiker under it's wing. Woodgate, Qld.
The life history of every instar of this hopper (plus a few tiny absentees). Woodgate, Qld.
Lumpy red springtail navigating a rotten log. Woodgate, Qld.
Thread-legged Mantis Bug
Four skinny, long legs and two mantis-shaped make for an interesting looking bug. Woodgate, Qld.
Red Mite Feeding
Hairy mite batman! A mighty midge meal for a mite. Woodgate, Qld.
Also known as an Emerald Wasp, these beautiful wasps lay their eggs in other wasps nests. Woodgate, Qld.
Profile view of a beautiful, spotted globular springtail (Hexapoda, Collembola). Woodgate, Qld.
My collembola don't want none unless you've got buns hun! Woodgate, Qld.
Spotty Collembola II
Globular springtail wandering about in leaf litter. Woodgate, Qld.
Spotty Collembola I
Globular springtail wandering about on mouldy bark in leaf litter. Woodgate, Qld.
Ant on Grass Tree
Hairy Crematogaster ant on the flower of a grass tree. Girraween, Qld.
Head Louse on Paper Towel
Small head louse removed from human hair. Woodgate, Qld.
Head Louse on Paper Towel II
Mean pincers on a head louse show how they cling to hair so easily. Woodgate, Qld.
Head Louse on a Comb
Head louse combed out of hair, covered in an oily spray. Woodgate, Qld.
Belly of the Beast
Human head louse climbs through hair with her eggs nearby. Woodgate, Qld.
Head Louse Egg
Well attached to a human hair. Woodgate, Qld.
Portrait of a human head louse. Woodgate, Qld.
The charming Maratus nigromaculatus peacock spider in my front lawn. Woodgate, Qld.
Mitey Small Bitey
This is a very small Big-eyed Bug nymph feasting on a microscopic mite. Woodgate, Qld.
Homalictus bee collects pollen from a tiny portulaca flower. Woodgate, Qld.
Scelio wasp hunts through sand to find locust eggs to parasitise. Woodgate, Qld.
Homalictus bee drinks nectar from the base of a flower. Her abdomen is full of pollen she has collected. Woodgate, Qld.