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.