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  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Crapepillar

    Brown caterpillar portrait. Girraween, Qld.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Tiger moth feeds on nectar from a lemon myrtle flower. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Broken Bee

    Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) has part of her front leg missing. This must make it challenging to gather pollen. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Masked Bee

    Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) chews on the stamen of a lemon myrtle flower to gather pollen. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Baby Snail

    Terrestrial snails only a few millimetres long have babies that are even smaller. This is a baby snail found on rotting wood. 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.

  • Trophallaxis

    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.

  • Jewel Beetle

    Portrait of Castiarina decemaculata on tea tree flowers. Girraween NP, Qld.

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