Fireflies have big eyes, I guess they need to see other fireflies. Deepwater, Qld.
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
Red Hairy Mite
Tiny arachnid found under bark. Woodgate, Qld,
The mantis like front legs of an assassin bug. Woodgate, Qld.
Red and Black Spider
Red and black ground spider on sandy soil. Woodgate, Qld.
On a dark maroon pea flower. Woodgate, Qld.
Mating Flower Wasps
The rather undignified mating between two flower wasps. Woodgate, Qld.
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.
A weevil pictured with some of the damage it has done to the new growth on a tree. Woodgate, Qld.
Some of the damage caused by this weevil on new grwoth of a tree. Woodgate, Qld.
Beetle and the Ants
Beetle hunkers down amidst an ant inquisition. Woodgate, Qld.
Longicorn beetle with hairy antennae. Woodgate, Qld.
A moth puffs out it's wings, having just emerged from pupating. Woodgate, Qld.
Adult male Riptortus serripes on seed pods. Woodgate, Qld.
A pod-sucking bug in the Alydidae family. This is a later instar on the seed pods they feed on. Woodgate, Qld.
An elongated abdomen sets these flies apart. Woodgate, Qld.
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.
This bee was not moving, I thought it was dead but then another bee came along and chased her away. Woodgate, Qld.
Little fat beetle larvae on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Jumping plant lice nymph 'extruding' some waxy poops on a grevillea seed pod. Woodgate, Qld.
Rattle ant (Polyrhachis sp.) forages inside a grevillea seed pod. Woodgate, Qld.
Crematogaster ant pulls at some green goo which could be poop or the remains of a caterpillar or other insect. Woodgate, Qld.
Two termite workers inspect damage to their tunnel in rotting wood. Woodgate, Qld.
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.
Hairy rove-like beetle buried in fine sand. Woodgate, Qld.
Orange Hairy Beetle
Half buried in fine sand, cute beetle. Woodgate, Qld.
Aaaaaawwwwww. Woodgate, Qld.
Tetramorium Worker II
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.
Praying mantis has some green and red underneath. Woodgate, Qld.
Rainbow Bee-eater vomited up some insect remains. Woodgate, Qld.
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 II
A muscular Colobopsis minor worker ant. Woodgate, Qld.
Major Colobopsis II
Colobopsis Minor Worker
Portrait of a Colobopsis minor worker on a tree trunk. Woodgate, Qld.
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.
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.
Colobopsis major still walking after an injury which removed the bulk of her gaster. Woodgate, Qld.
Common small meat ants at their nest entrance. Woodgate, Qld.
Portrait of a psyllid nymph on my scaly finger skin. Woodgate, Qld.
If you think you're good at building stuff, try using just your face bits and arse bits for tools. Woodgate, Qld.
Orange & Black Leaf Beetle
Possibly Phyllocharis sp. Woodgate, Qld.
Orange & Black Leaf Beetle Eating
Possibly Phyllocharis sp. munging out on a leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Hey, Look at my Poop!
Dolichoderus worker ant meets another on the way back to her nest. Woodgate, Qld.
Dolichoderus worker ant carries a poop home. Woodgate, Qld.
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.
Aussie Bush Cricket
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.
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.