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.

  • 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.

  • Wasp Hopper Parasite

    Newborn planthoppers with a wasp parasite hatched from the same eggs. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Wingman

    Flatid planthopper nymph carries a small hitch hiker under it's wing. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Hopper History

    The life history of every instar of this hopper (plus a few tiny absentees). Woodgate, Qld.

  • Red Springtail

    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.

  • Cuckoo Wasp

    Also known as an Emerald Wasp, these beautiful wasps lay their eggs in other wasps nests. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Collembola IV

    Profile view of a beautiful, spotted globular springtail (Hexapoda, Collembola). Woodgate, Qld.

  • Collembola Butt

    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.

  • Blue Beauty

    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.

  • Portulaca Packer

    Homalictus bee collects pollen from a tiny portulaca flower. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Locust Parasite

    Scelio wasp hunts through sand to find locust eggs to parasitise. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Polly Pollenator

    Homalictus bee drinks nectar from the base of a flower. Her abdomen is full of pollen she has collected. Woodgate, Qld.

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