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  • Bush Mantis

    Portrait of a small mantis. Anstead, Qld.

  • Coreid Bug Nymph

    A closeup portrait of a Ceoreid bug. It seems to have a waxy coating that's been rubbed off in places. Anstead, Qld.

  • Doli Ant on Bark

    A dolichoderus ant on the bark of a tree. Anstead, Qld.

  • Beetle Baby

    Little beetle larva clings to the tip of a leaf. It's possibly about to pupate. Anstead, Qld.

  • Beetle Baby

    Spotty and lumpy little grub clings to the tip of a leaf it's been feeding on. Anstead, Qld.

  • Cardiocondyla Foragers

    Cardiocondyla worker ants foraging on an extrafloral nectary on a leaf. Broadwater, Qld.

  • Cardiocondyla Foragers

    Cardiocondyla worker ants foraging on an extrafloral nectary on a leaf. Broadwater, Qld.

  • Leaf Retreat

    This spider had a retreat on the tip of a leaf. It's woven it's web across the tip bringing it together in a funnel shape. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Poo Mimic Spider IV

    Profile shot of a bird poo spider and her web on a leaf. Toowong, Qld.

  • Poo Mimic Spider I

    Bird poop mimic spider on a leaf surrounded by silk that also looks like bird poo. Toowong, Qld.

  • Micro Wasp

    Lady wasp lays eggs in a gall on the stem of a gum tree. She is adding to the multitude of scars on the surface of the gall. Her ovipositor is thinner than a human hair. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Flatid Planthopper

    Planthopper adult on the stem of a gum tree. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Hopper With Ant

    Hopper nymph with an ant passing by, both on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Bendy Bum Hopper III

    Profile of a red-eyed hopper nymph in half bend mode on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Micro Gall Wasp II

    Lady wasp looks for a spot to lay eggs in a gum tree gall. The job must be harder with part of her antenna missing. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Micro Gall Wasp

    Micro wasp cleans herself after laying eggs in a gall. She is resting on a stem which has been forced into a curl by the growth of the gall. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Beetle Grub

    A young leaf beetle on a gum tree. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Princess Ant

    A winged queen ant (Possibly Monomorium sp.) looks for a mate. Woodgate, Qld.

  • 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.

  • Mating Flower Wasps

    The rather undignified mating between two flower wasps. 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.

  • Large-nosed Weevil

    Some of the damage caused by this weevil on new grwoth of 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.

  • Shy Beetle

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

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