Life in macro

by Patrick Kavanagh

Looking closely at a Long-leafed Box sucker yesterday, I was amazed at how much life was on one small sprig. Day shift included some mating Eucalypt Leaf Beetles (Paropsis sp. perhaps), a leafhopper nymph and the ubiquitous cup Moth Lava consuming the leaves at great pace. Evening shift included Black-headed Sugar Ants (Camponotus nigriceps) stumbling across small leafhoppers(?) and more mating beetles.

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Eucalypt leaf beetles I

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Eucalypt leaf beetles II

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Leafhopper nymph

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Cup Moth larva

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Sugar Ant

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Mating weevils

2 responses to “Life in macro

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