Polka Dot Spider
Green spotted spider on a tree trunk. Springbrook, Qld.
Old Man Bee
This old bee stopped for a short break on the sandy soil. Woodgate, Qld.
Tiny green metallic homalictus bee gathers pollen from a portulaca flower. Woodgate, Qld.
Nest In A Gall
Monomorium sydneyense worker at the nest entrance in a gall on a gum tree. Woodgate, Qld.
Hopper Nymph, Adult and Exuvia
Two life cycle stages of a flatid planthopper. An early instar on the left and the adult form on the right. The white exuvia near the adult is the mouted exoskeleton of the nymph form. Woodgate, Qld.
Portrait of a jewel beetle, Diadoxus erythrurus. She appears to have fuzzy eyeballs! Woodgate, Qld.
Portrait of a jewel beetle, Diadoxus erythrurus. Woodgate, Qld.
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.
Little beetle larva clings to the tip of a leaf. It's possibly about to pupate. Anstead, Qld.
Spotty and lumpy little grub clings to the tip of a leaf it's been feeding on. Anstead, Qld.
Cardiocondyla worker ants foraging on an extrafloral nectary on a leaf. Broadwater, Qld.
Polyrhachis Green Ant
Portrait of a spiny green Polyrhachis ant on a branch. Broadwater, Qld.
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 II
Closeup of the head of a bird poo spider. Toowong, Qld.
Poo Mimic Spider III
Bird poo spider looks like it's made of folded velvet! Toowong, Qld.
Poo Mimic Spider I
Bird poop mimic spider on a leaf surrounded by silk that also looks like bird poo. Toowong, Qld.
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.
Planthopper adult on the stem of a gum tree. Woodgate, Qld.
Tiny flower beetle helps pollinate a wattle flower. Woodgate, Qld.
Ornate Leaf Beetle
Paropsis ornata on a gum leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Pale Leaf Beetle
Dicranosterna circe on an acacia leaf. Woodgate, Qld.
Brown Leaf Beetle
Paropsis pictipennis on an acacia leaf. 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.
Bendy Bum Hopper II
The bendy bumhole from behind. Woodgate, Qld.
Bendy Bum Hopper
A new yoga pose: the bendy bumhole. 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.
Deep Dish Assassin
Fancy winged abdomen and fancy back nipples. Woodgate, Qld.
Assassin Bug Portrait
Just me and my back nipples. Stop staring! Woodgate, Qld.
A young leaf beetle on a gum tree. Woodgate, Qld.
A winged queen ant (Possibly Monomorium sp.) looks for a mate. Woodgate, Qld.
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.