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  • 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.

  • Collembola IV

    Profile view of a beautiful, spotted globular springtail (Hexapoda, Collembola). Woodgate, Qld.

  • Collembola Butt

    My collembola don't want none unless you've got buns hun! Woodgate, Qld.

  • Spotty Collembola II

    Globular springtail wandering about in leaf litter. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Head Louse

    Portrait of a human head louse. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Blue Beauty

    The charming Maratus nigromaculatus peacock spider in my front lawn. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Mitey Small Bitey

    This is a very small Big-eyed Bug nymph feasting on a microscopic mite. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Portulaca Packer

    Homalictus bee collects pollen from a tiny portulaca flower. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Locust Parasite

    Scelio wasp hunts through sand to find locust eggs to parasitise. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Polly Pollenator

    Homalictus bee drinks nectar from the base of a flower. Her abdomen is full of pollen she has collected. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Golden Bee

    Halictid bee rests near a tiny flower. These bees are about 4mm long. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Blue Bee

    Metallic blue Halictid bee collects pollen and nectar from a tiny flower. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Sand Explorer

    Very small wasp (~3mm) flits around in a bare patch of sandy soil. She is part of the Scelionidae family of wasps and is looking for grasshopper eggs to parasitise. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Orange-faced Spider I

    Hypoblemum albovittatum jumping spider on concrete. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Orange-faced Spider II

    Hypoblemum albovittatum jumping spider in the lawn. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Brachymeria Wasp

    A solid little chalcid wasp (Brachymeria sp.) parasitises caterpillar cocoons on a hibiscus shrub. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Brachymeria Wasp Ovipositing

    Black chalcid wasp lays her eggs into a cocoon inside a curled leaf. The caterpillar's shed skin with head attached is under the coccoon on the left. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Brachymeria Wasp Ovipositing

    Black chalcid wasp lays her eggs into a cocoon inside a curled leaf. The caterpillar's shed skin with head attached is under the coccoon on the left. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Lanky Bum Face

    Long-legged apiny weevil (Mecopus sp.?) with feathery elytra. Mundubbera, Qld.

  • Snub Nosed Weevil

    Short-nosed weevil clings to a piece of bark. Mundubbera, Qld.

  • Masked Bee

    Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) without a mask. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Lemon Myrtle Flower Chafer

    Nestled in the lovely little flowers of the Lemon Myrtle, brown Flower Beetle has a rest. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Flower Beetle

    Soft-winged Carphurus sp. flower beetle on a macadamia branch. Kyogle, NSW.

  • White Arkyidae

    White ambush spider (Arkys furcatus) waits on a leaf. Kyogle, NSW.

  • White Arkyidae

    White ambush spider (Arkys furcatus) waits on a leaf. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Garden Sac Spider

    Cheiracanthium gracile Koch, 1873 Long-spur Garden Sac Spider. Kyogle, NSW.

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