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  • Firefly

    Fireflies have big eyes, I guess they need to see other fireflies. Deepwater, Qld.

  • Tiny Queen

    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

    Beautiful, tiny masked bee cleans up my messy drilling job on a bee hotel. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Bee Bath

    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.

  • Weevil Damage

    A weevil pictured with some of the damage it has done to the new growth on a tree. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Moth Emerges

    A moth puffs out it's wings, having just emerged from pupating. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Pod-sucking Bug

    Adult male Riptortus serripes on seed pods. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Ant-mimic Bug

    A pod-sucking bug in the Alydidae family. This is a later instar on the seed pods they feed on. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Apiocera Fly

    An elongated abdomen sets these flies apart. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Ant-mimic Bug

    A pod-sucking bug in the Alydidae family. This is a later instar on the seed pods they feed on. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Baby Ant-mimic

    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.

  • Bee Nap

    This bee was not moving, I thought it was dead but then another bee came along and chased her away. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Lightbulb Grub

    Little fat beetle larvae on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Grevillea Psyllid

    Jumping plant lice nymph 'extruding' some waxy poops on a grevillea seed pod. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Grevillea Feast

    Rattle ant (Polyrhachis sp.) forages inside a grevillea seed pod. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Green Goo

    Crematogaster ant pulls at some green goo which could be poop or the remains of a caterpillar or other insect. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Tunnel Repair

    Two termite workers inspect damage to their tunnel in rotting wood. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Termite Worker

    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.

  • Tetramorium Worker

    Tiny Tetramorium worker ant guards the brood after her nest is disturbed. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Ginger Ant Brood

    Tiny Tetramorium worker ant moves a pupa after her nest is disturbed. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Golden Spur Polly Ant

    Very hirsute Polyrhachis ant has a stunning golden spur on her foreleg. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Gold or Silver?

    Spiny golden ant looks more like silver thann gold. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Black Mantis

    Praying mantis has some green and red underneath. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Bird Vomit

    Rainbow Bee-eater vomited up some insect remains. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Arnold Bugenzwegger

    Muscular bug on a yellow flower. Found at the beach, unable to fly, I carried her home and put her on a paper daisy. She had a good poke at me while we walked! Woodgate, Qld.

  • Major Colobopsis III

    Portrait of a major worker of Colobopsis sp. ants on a tree trunk. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Colobopsis Minor Worker

    Portrait of a Colobopsis minor worker on a tree trunk. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Dimorphism

    Major and minor workers of Colobopsis sp. ants. The majors have cute pug noses for plugging the nest entrance while the minor workers explore outside the nest. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Major Colobopsis

    Blunt-nosed colobopsis workers at their nest entrance. One may or may not have been damaged by the photographer and was not allowed back in the nest. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Broken Ant

    Colobopsis major still walking after an injury which removed the bulk of her gaster. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Iridomyrmex Workers

    Common small meat ants at their nest entrance. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Baby Psyllid

    Portrait of a psyllid nymph on my scaly finger skin. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Crematogaster Congregation

    I can't remember if these ants were at the nest entrance or if they were foraging. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Resin Collector II

    Stingless bee collects pollen from a strange flower thing on a branch. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Parasitised Aphids

    A gathering of empty aphids that have been parasitised by something (Probably a wasp). It's interesting that they are all gathered in the same place. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Fat Leafhopper

    Woodgate, Qld.

  • Pseudoscorpion II

    Pseudoscorpion approaches a mat of white fungus. You can also see a borer hole in the wood. Found under bark on a decomposing ironbark branch. Lake Boondooma, Qld.

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