Most Popular - Aussie Bugs

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  • 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.

  • Braconid Wasp

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

  • Pretty Boys

    One male gall wasp sneaks up behind another while he waits for a female to emerge from the gall. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Male Gall Wasps II

    Two male gall wasps explore either side of a leaf gall. They are competing over emerging females and are careful to keep away from each other. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Male Gall Wasps

    Two male gall wasps explore either side of a leaf gall. They are competing over emerging females and are careful to keep away from each other. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Shy

    Big wingless wasp, aka Velvet Ant (Mutillidae) is very shy. She will stay like this until she thinks it's safe to proceed. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Black Anthrax Fly

    Black fly bee mimic is camoflaged on bitumen. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Nest Trash

    Tiny worker and sorts the trash from the sand around her nest. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Uphill

    Baby caterpillar navigates the vast hills and valleys of my hand. Woodgate, Qld.

  • String of Babies

    Tiny, newly hatched caterpillars gethered on silk, photographed on my hand. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Butterfly Baby VI

    The adult version of the butterfly babies! I think she has a hole in her wing. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Butterfly Baby V

    Same ants (Technomyrmex), tiny baby. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Butterfly Baby III

    Worker ants (Technomyrmex) tend another butterfly baby. Same Tree. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Butterfly Baby II

    Technomyrmex ants tend another butterfly baby on the same tree. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Waxy Planthopper

    Portrait of a planthopper. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Dryinid Larva

    The larval stage of a parasitic wasp that preys on leafhoppers. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Butterfly Baby IV

    Giant butterfly baby tended by the same ants (Technomyrmex) while she devours a leaf. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Butterfly Baby I

    Ant (Technomyrmex) tends to her growing butterfly baby. Bonus points for spotting the photobomb. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Abandoned House

    A tiny hole in this house near the tip (right) indicates this moth may have become prey to a parasite. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Messy Remains

    A springtail (Collembola) on the messy remains of a leaf. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Shiny Green Bug III

    Profile of a shiny green bug on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Mozzie Feeding

    Auzzie mozzie does not care if her dinner plate is covered in sand and dirt! Woodgate, Qld.

  • Small Acacia Case Moth II

    The way these case moths costruct houses amazes me every time I see one. This one has been devouring gum leaves. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Small Acacia Case Moth I

    Apparently you can tell which species a case moth is by how they construct their homes. I don't have that knowledge but I love them just the same! Woodgate, Qld.

  • Polka Dot Spider

    Green spotted spider on a tree trunk. Springbrook, Qld.

  • Old Man Bee

    This old bee stopped for a short break on the sandy soil. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Homalictus Bee

    Tiny green metallic homalictus bee gathers pollen from a portulaca flower. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Nest In A Gall

    Monomorium sydneyense worker at the nest entrance in a gall on a gum tree. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Hopper Nymph, Adult and Exuvia

    Two life cycle stages of a flatid planthopper. An early instar on the left and the adult form on the right. The white exuvia near the adult is the mouted exoskeleton of the nymph form. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Diadoxus erythrurus

    Portrait of a jewel beetle, Diadoxus erythrurus. She appears to have fuzzy eyeballs! Woodgate, Qld.

  • Diadoxus erythrurus

    Portrait of a jewel beetle, Diadoxus erythrurus. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Bush Mantis

    Portrait of a small mantis. Anstead, Qld.

  • Coreid Bug Nymph

    A closeup portrait of a Ceoreid bug. It seems to have a waxy coating that's been rubbed off in places. Anstead, Qld.

  • Doli Ant on Bark

    A dolichoderus ant on the bark of a tree. Anstead, Qld.

  • Beetle Baby

    Little beetle larva clings to the tip of a leaf. It's possibly about to pupate. Anstead, Qld.

  • Beetle Baby

    Spotty and lumpy little grub clings to the tip of a leaf it's been feeding on. Anstead, Qld.

  • Cardiocondyla Foragers

    Cardiocondyla worker ants foraging on an extrafloral nectary on a leaf. Broadwater, Qld.

  • Cardiocondyla Foragers

    Cardiocondyla worker ants foraging on an extrafloral nectary on a leaf. Broadwater, Qld.

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