Photos Insects Spiders 1

A flower spider on a cannonball tree flower, cairns botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

A flower spider Thomisus sp. on a cannonball tree flower, Cairns botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Photos of Australian insects, spiders, and other macro photos. You may also like to visit the page “Photos Australian Dragonflies” and “Photos Insects Spiders 2” and “Photos Butterflies”.

 

 

 

 

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Water spider sitting on the surface of the water, with its shadow falling on the rock beneath the surface of the water. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Water spider (Hygropoda sp?) sitting on the surface of the water, with its shadow falling on the rock beneath the surface of the water. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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A phasmid or stick insect mimics sticks . Barron Gorge National Park, North Queensland Australia. Photo: David Clode.

A phasmid or stick insect mimics sticks . Barron Gorge National Park, North Queensland Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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Flying stick insect. Yorkeys, Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

Flying stick insect. Yorkeys, Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

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Peppermint stick insect. Photo: David Clode, at the Cairns Aquarium.

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Jumping Spider Mopsus mormon. Photo: David Clode.

Jumping Spider Mopsus Mormon male. Photo: David Clode.

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Jumping Spider. Photo: David Clode.

Jumping Spider Mopsus mormon. Photo: David Clode.

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Female Mopsus Mormon. Photo: David Clode.

Female Mopsus Mormon. Photo: David Clode.

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Lynx spider. Photo: David Clode.

Lynx spider has caught a native bee. Photo: David Clode.

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An Australian Lynx spider Oxyopes sp. has caught a small native bee. Photo: David Clode.

An Australian Lynx spider Oxyopes sp. has caught a small native bee. Photo: David Clode.

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Lynx spider portrait.

Lynx spider portrait.

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Flower spider. Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

Jumping spider or Flower spider Cosmophasis species. Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

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Flower spider on an Ixora flower. Photo: David Clode.

Cosmophasis Jumping spider on an Ixora flower. Photo: David Clode.

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Flower spider (drinking nectar? - there were drops of water around and no other insects). Photo: David Clode

Jumping spider (drinking nectar? – there were drops of water around and no other insects). Cosmophasis sp. Photo: David Clode

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Cosmophasis species? On red Ixora leaf, Palm Royale hotel, Cairns. Photo: david Clode.

Cosmophasis micans Peacock jumping spider. On red Ixora leaf, Palm Royale hotel, Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

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Peacock jumping spider. Photo: David Clode. Edge Hill suburb, Cairns, on Ficus 'Green Island'.

Peacock Jumping Spider. Photo: David Clode. Edge Hill suburb, Cairns, on Ficus ‘Green Island’.

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Australian Jumping Spider.

Australian Jumping Spider.

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Spiney spidet.

Spiny spider photographed from underneath. Photo: David Clode.

Black and Yellow Spiny Spider Gasteracantha fornicata. “It was the first spider to be collected and recorded by science from Australia”. Patrick Honan.

St Andrew's Cross spider.

St Andrew’s Cross spider.

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Golden orb.

Golden Orb Spider. Nephila sp. Photo: David Clode.

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Blue-banded bee coming in for nectar. Photo: David Clode.

Blue-banded bee coming in for nectar. Photo: David Clode.

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Blue-banded bee. Amergilla sp. Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

Blue-banded bee. Amegilla sp. (flower – Turnera subulata).Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

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Blue-banded bee. Photo: David Clode.

Blue-banded bee. Photo: David Clode.

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Blue-banded bee. photo: David Clode.

Blue-banded bee. Photo: David Clode.

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Species unknown to me. Palm Royale hotel, cairns. Photo: David Clode.

Neon Cuckoo bee Thyreus nitidulus. About half the size of a honeybee. Palm Royale hotel, Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

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A potter wasp arrives to collect mud to make its nest. Photo: David Clode.

A potter wasp Delta arcuata arrives to collect mud to make its nest. Photo: David Clode.

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Potter wasp collecting mud to make a nest.

Potter wasp collecting mud to make a nest.

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Orange Potter Wasp building a nest. Eumenes latreilli.

Orange Potter Wasp building a nest. Eumenes latreilli.

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A job well done.

A job well done.

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She has provided a caterpillar for her larva.

She has provided a caterpillar for her larva.

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Digger wasp. Sphex cognatus.

Digger wasp. Sphex cognatus.

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Hopefully, much more to come. See also “Photos Insects spiders 2” and “Photos Australian Dragonflies”.

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3 Responses to Photos Insects Spiders 1

  1. martin conradd says:

    Thank you for making these brilliant images available.

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  2. Hi Martin – it is my pleasure.

    Like

  3. martin conrad says:

    Thanks again, what I thought was a Jumping Spider is a Lynx

    Like

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