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  • 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.

  • Homalictus Bee

    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.

  • Diadoxus erythrurus

    Portrait of a jewel beetle, Diadoxus erythrurus. She appears to have fuzzy eyeballs! Woodgate, 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.

  • Cardiocondyla Foragers

    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.

  • 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 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.

  • Micro Beetle

    Tiny flower beetle helps pollinate a wattle flower. 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.

  • 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.

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