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.
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.
A pod-sucking bug in the Alydidae family. This is a later instar on the seed pods they feed on. Woodgate, Qld.
An elongated abdomen sets these flies apart. Woodgate, Qld.
Recently hatched ant-mimic bug in the Alydidae family, most likely Riptortus serripes. Woodgate, Qld.
Blue Forester Moth
Blue metallic moth rests on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Ants on Wallum
Tiny ants navigate tunnels and valleys they've made in Wallum (Banksia) tree bark. Coonarr, 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.