Also known as an Emerald Wasp, these beautiful wasps lay their eggs in other wasps nests. Woodgate, Qld.
Profile view of a beautiful, spotted globular springtail (Hexapoda, Collembola). Woodgate, Qld.
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.
Spotty Collembola I
Globular springtail wandering about on mouldy bark in leaf litter. Woodgate, Qld.
Ant on Grass Tree
Hairy Crematogaster ant on the flower of a grass tree. Girraween, Qld.
Head Louse on Paper Towel
Small head louse removed from human hair. Woodgate, Qld.
Head Louse on Paper Towel II
Mean pincers on a head louse show how they cling to hair so easily. Woodgate, Qld.
Head Louse on a Comb
Head louse combed out of hair, covered in an oily spray. Woodgate, Qld.
Belly of the Beast
Human head louse climbs through hair with her eggs nearby. Woodgate, Qld.
Head Louse Egg
Well attached to a human hair. Woodgate, Qld.
Portrait of a human head louse. Woodgate, Qld.
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.
Homalictus bee collects pollen from a tiny portulaca flower. Woodgate, Qld.
Scelio wasp hunts through sand to find locust eggs to parasitise. Woodgate, Qld.
Homalictus bee drinks nectar from the base of a flower. Her abdomen is full of pollen she has collected. Woodgate, Qld.
Halictid bee rests near a tiny flower. These bees are about 4mm long. Woodgate, Qld.
Metallic blue Halictid bee collects pollen and nectar from a tiny flower. Woodgate, Qld.
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.
Midge on Hibiscus
Profile of a midge on a hibiscus leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Flies Fighting in Flowers
Lemon Myrtle flower hosts a fight. Kyogle, NSW.
Planthopper nymph on the flower stem of an Hibiscus shrub. Kyogle, NSW.
Lemon Myrtle Fly
tiny fly on a Lemon Myrtle flower bud. Kyogle, NSW.
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.
Brown caterpillar portrait. Girraween, Qld.
Leptomyrmex Vs Honey Bee
Leptomyrmex ant drags a honey bee carcass home for dinner. Or something. Girraween, Qld.
Baby Black Soldier Flies
Your compost is very healthy if larvae of soldier flies grows in it. Kyogle, NSW.
Baby Black Soldier Fly
Straight out of the compost bin. Kyogle, NSW.
Snub Nosed Weevil
Portrait of a short-nosed weevil. Mundubbera, Qld.
Lanky Bum Face
Long-legged apiny weevil (Mecopus sp.?) with feathery elytra. Mundubbera, Qld.
Short-nosed weevil clings to a piece of bark. Mundubbera, Qld.
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.
Profile of a short-nosed weevil on tree bark. Mundubbera, Qld.
Baby Bug With Green
Bug nymph with metallic green spots on an Hibiscus leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Soft-winged Carphurus sp. flower beetle on a macadamia branch. Kyogle, NSW.
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.
Secret Ant Business
Crematogaster ants in the underneath of a Lemon Myrtle flower doing things to strange looking things. Kyogle, NSW.
Garden Sac Spider at Home
Long-spur Garden Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium gracile Koch, 1873) in her curled leaf house. Kyogle, NSW.
Tiger moth feeds on nectar from a lemon myrtle flower. Kyogle, NSW.
Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) has part of her front leg missing. This must make it challenging to gather pollen. Kyogle, NSW.
Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) chews on the stamen of a lemon myrtle flower to gather pollen. Kyogle, NSW.
Terrestrial snails only a few millimetres long have babies that are even smaller. This is a baby snail found on rotting wood. Kyogle, NSW.
Lemon Myrtle Love
Mating flower beetles in lemon myrtle flowers. Kyogle, NSW.
Bee on Lemon Myrtle
Male Homalictus bee blows bubbles on a lemon myrtle leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Bugs on Bugs
What may be waxy scale seems to be infested with mealy bugs. Girraween, Qld.
Ants often share food with each other, here they transfer nectar inside a red Hibiscus flower. Kyogle, NSW.
Dolly and Her Lerp
Doli ant tests a lerp for honeydew. Psyllids build lerps to protect themselves and ants enhance that protection in return for honeydew. Girraween, Qld.
Fuzzy Checkered Beetle
Metallic checkered beetle (Eleale sp.) feeds on a flannel flower. Girraween, Qld.
Land of Giants
Tiny psyllid nymph (the orange blob) on a gum leaf surrounded by 'giant' Doli ants tending lerps. Girraween, Qld.
Black and White Jumping Spider
Sandalodes scopifer (Karsch, 1878) White-spotted Sandalodes. Kyogle, NSW.
Orange and Black Beetle
LIttle beetle on a yellow flower. Girraween NP, Qld.
Botany Bay Diamond
Closeup portrait of the head of a Botany Bay Diamond Weevil. Girraween NP, Qld.
Chrysolopus spectabilis weevil. Girraween NP, Qld.
Yellow Shouldered Beetle
Tiny yellow and black beetle on a leaf. Girraween NP, Qld.
Portrait of Castiarina decemaculata on tea tree flowers. Girraween NP, Qld.