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  • 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.

  • Shy Beetle

    Hairy rove-like beetle buried in fine sand. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Orange Hairy Beetle

    Half buried in fine sand, cute beetle. 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.

  • Poop Carrier

    Dolichoderus worker ant carries a poop home. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Crematogaster Congregation

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

  • Pseudoscorpion

    Also known as a false scorpion. Found under bark on rotting timber. Lake Boondooma, Qld.

  • Echidna Poo

    At least 5 species of ant remains can be found in this small sample of echidna scat. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Ant Remains

    Echidnas love to eat ants, as evidenced by this closeup of echidna scat. Woodgate, Qld.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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