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.
Parasite wasp (Callibracon sp.) puts an egg in a gall. Oxley Creek, 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.
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.
Portrait of a jewel beetle, Diadoxus erythrurus. She appears to have fuzzy eyeballs! Woodgate, Qld.
Portrait of a jewel beetle, Diadoxus erythrurus. Woodgate, Qld.
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.
Little beetle larva clings to the tip of a leaf. It's possibly about to pupate. Anstead, Qld.
Spotty and lumpy little grub clings to the tip of a leaf it's been feeding on. Anstead, Qld.
Cardiocondyla worker ants foraging on an extrafloral nectary on a leaf. Broadwater, Qld.
Polyrhachis Green Ant
Portrait of a spiny green Polyrhachis ant on a branch. Broadwater, Qld.
This spider had a retreat on the tip of a leaf. It's woven it's web across the tip bringing it together in a funnel shape. Kyogle, NSW.
Poo Mimic Spider IV
Profile shot of a bird poo spider and her web on a leaf. Toowong, Qld.
Poo Mimic Spider II
Closeup of the head of a bird poo spider. Toowong, Qld.
Poo Mimic Spider III
Bird poo spider looks like it's made of folded velvet! Toowong, Qld.
Poo Mimic Spider I
Bird poop mimic spider on a leaf surrounded by silk that also looks like bird poo. Toowong, Qld.
Lady wasp lays eggs in a gall on the stem of a gum tree. She is adding to the multitude of scars on the surface of the gall. Her ovipositor is thinner than a human hair. Woodgate, Qld.
Planthopper adult on the stem of a gum tree. Woodgate, Qld.
Tiny flower beetle helps pollinate a wattle flower. Woodgate, Qld.
Ornate Leaf Beetle
Paropsis ornata on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Pale Leaf Beetle
Dicranosterna circe on an acacia leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Brown Leaf Beetle
Paropsis pictipennis on an acacia leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Hopper With Ant
Hopper nymph with an ant passing by, both on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Bendy Bum Hopper III
Profile of a red-eyed hopper nymph in half bend mode on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Bendy Bum Hopper II
The bendy bumhole from behind. Woodgate, Qld.
Bendy Bum Hopper
A new yoga pose: the bendy bumhole. Woodgate, Qld.
Micro Gall Wasp II
Lady wasp looks for a spot to lay eggs in a gum tree gall. The job must be harder with part of her antenna missing. Woodgate, Qld.
Micro Gall Wasp
Micro wasp cleans herself after laying eggs in a gall. She is resting on a stem which has been forced into a curl by the growth of the gall. Woodgate, Qld.
Deep Dish Assassin
Fancy winged abdomen and fancy back nipples. Woodgate, Qld.
Assassin Bug Portrait
Just me and my back nipples. Stop staring! Woodgate, Qld.
A young leaf beetle on a gum tree. Woodgate, Qld.
A winged queen ant (Possibly Monomorium sp.) looks for a mate. Woodgate, Qld.