Photos Insects Spiders 2

The fruiting body of a fungus - the red colour and the smell attract flies which spread the spores.

The fruiting body of a fungus – the red colour and the smell attract flies which spread the spores.

A selection of photos of Australian insects and spiders which are free to download, print photocopy, use as screensavers etc., for personal or educational use, but not commercial use without my permission. See also the page “Photos Insects Spiders 1”, and “Photos Australian Dragonflies”, and butterflies.

Waiting for dinner... "come into my parlour, said the spider to the fly".

Waiting for dinner… “come into my parlour, said the spider to the fly”. Thomisus sp.

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An unusual fly with a long sucking proboscis and stripey eyes (sitting on a flowerbud of a cannonball tree. Cairns Botanic gardens. photo: David Clode.

An unusual fly Stomorhina sp. , with a long, retractable sucking proboscis and stripey eyes (sitting on a flower bud of a cannonball tree). Same species in the photos above and below. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Fly inside a cannonball tree flower.

Fly inside a cannonball tree flower, presumably using its proboscis to suck up nectar. Photo: David Clode

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No explanation required.

No explanation required. Flesh flies Sarcophidae.

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Flesh fly visiting the unpleasant smelling Snakeskin Lily Dracontium gigas. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Flesh fly visiting the unpleasant smelling Snakeskin Lily Dracontium gigas. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Dolichopodid Fly Austrosciapus sp.? Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Dolichopodid Fly Austrosciapus sp.? Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Dolichopodid Fly.

Dolichopodid Fly.

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Fly. Cairns. Photo: David Clode,

Fly. Cairns. Photo: David Clode,

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Leafy Katydid Paracaedicia serrata. Photo: David Clode.

Leafy Katydid Paracaedicia serrata. Photo: David Clode.

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Leafy Katydid. Photo: David Clode.

Leafy Katydid. Photo: David Clode.

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Katydid nymph on new growth of Hawaiian Holly. Photo: Cairns, David Clode.

Katydid nymph on new growth of Hawaiian Holly. Photo: Cairns, David Clode.

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Recently emerged grasshoppers on a Spiral Ginger leaf. Photo: David Clode.

Recently emerged grasshoppers on a Spiral Ginger leaf. Photo: David Clode.

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Bug with eggs. Photo: David Clode.

Bug with eggs. Photo: David Clode.

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Camouflaged bug in flowers of Sarac indica var. kunstleri. Photo: David Clode.

Camouflaged bug in flowers of Saraca indica var. kunstleri. Photo: David Clode.

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A Carpenter bee Xylocopa aruana visits flowers of Turnera subulata. I like the yellow of the flower and the bee. Photo: David Clode, Cairns.

A Carpenter bee Xylocopa aruana visits flowers of Turnera subulata. I like the yellow of the flower and the bee. Photo: David Clode, Cairns.

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A honey bee visits a Turnera flower. Photo: David Clode.

A honey bee visits a Turnera subulata flower. Photo: David Clode.

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A honey bee visits a passion fruit flower. Steiglitz, Tasmania.

A honey bee visits a passion fruit flower. Steiglitz, Tasmania. Photo: David Clode.

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A honeybee visits a peace lily flower.

A honeybee visits a peace lily flower.

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A honey bee visits a gaillardia flower. Photo: David Clode

A honey bee visits a gaillardia flower. Photo: David Clode

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Flower Wasp Campsomeris species. Photo: David Clode.

Flower Wasp Campsomeris species. Photo: David Clode.

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Flower Wasp. Photo: David Clode.

Flower Wasp. Photo: David Clode.

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A Flower Wasp, Campsomeris species, visits a Turnera flower for nectar.

A Flower Wasp, Campsomeris species, visits a Turnera flower for nectar.

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Mating wasps. Kuranda.

Mating Craneflies Nephrotoma australasiae. Kuranda. Photo: David Clode.

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A rainbow Bee-eater has caught a wasp. Photo: dDvid Clode.

A Rainbow Bee-eater has caught a wasp. Photo: David Clode.

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An ant visiting a bromelia flower for nectar. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

An ant visiting a Bromelia flower for nectar. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Ant, Bromelia.

Ant, Bromelia, cropped. Photo: David Clode.

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A green ant visits a Gustavia flower. Photo: David Clode.

A green ant visits a Gustavia flower. Photo: David Clode.

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A hairy, and probably stinging, caterpillar. Cairns Botanic Gardens.

A hairy, and probably stinging, caterpillar. Cairns Botanic Gardens.

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A colourful grasshopper. Cairns Cemetery wetland. Photo: David Clode.

A colourful grasshopper. Cairns Cemetery wetland. Photo: David Clode.

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Mating grasshoppers. Cemetery wetland. Photo: David Clode.

Mating grasshoppers. Cemetery wetland. Photo: David Clode.

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This grasshopper was in the way but it didn't stop the native bees from going around it to get to the pollen and nectar. Photo: David Clode.

This grasshopper was in the way but it didn’t stop the native bees from going around it to get to the pollen and nectar. Photo: David Clode.

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A native bee laden with pollen. Photo: David Clode.

A native bee laden with pollen. Photo: David Clode.

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Australian native bee (species unknown to me) vivits a medinilla philippica flower. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: david Clode

Australian native bee (or paper wasp? … species unknown to me) visits a Medinilla philippica flower. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode

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Native bee off to visit another flower.

Native bee off to visit another flower.

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A small native Australian bee busy visiting a Turnera flower, early in the morning, after rain. My Garden in Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

A small native Australian bee busy visiting a Turnera subulata flower, early in the morning, after rain. My Garden in Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

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Australian native bees visiting a water lily. Photo: David Clode.

Australian native bees visiting a water lily. Photo: David Clode.

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Honey bee visiting a water lily flower Photo: David Clode.

Honeybee visiting a water lily flower Photo: David Clode.

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Native Bee visiting Begonia Flowers. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Native Bee (species?) visiting Begonia Flowers. Larger than the small black ones, but still much smaller than a honeybee. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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A native bee vivits a Lotus flower. photo: David Clode. Freshwater lake, cairns.

A native bee visits a Sacred Lotus lily flower. Photo: David Clode. Freshwater lake, Cairns.

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A Melaleuca Tip-wilting Bug Pompanatius sp? Photo: David Clode.

A Melaleuca Tip-wilting Bug Pompanatius sp? Photo: David Clode.

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Recently discovered hemiptera bug. Mount Marbu, Mozambique.

Recently discovered hemiptera bug. Mount Marbu, Mozambique. Photo: Julian Bayliss, Kew.

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Unidentified insect, Freshwater Lake, cairns.

White-gloved stilt-legged fly Taeniaptera sp. aff. trivittata, Freshwater Lake, Cairns.

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Wrestling match. Photo: David Clode.

Wrestling match. Photo: David Clode.

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On the mat. Photo: David Clode.

On the mat. Photo: David Clode.

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Black Soldierfly hermetia illucens. Cairns.

Black Soldierfly Hermetia illucens. Cairns.

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Robberfly Colepia lanata. Cattana wetlands. Photo: David Clode.

Robberfly Colepia lanata. Cattana wetlands. Photo: David Clode.

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A fly visits an everlasting daisy flower for nectar. Upwey, Melbourne, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

A fly visits an everlasting daisy flower for nectar. Upwey, Melbourne, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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Tent Spider Cyrtophora moluccensis.

Tent Spider Cyrtophora moluccensis.

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Tent spider.

Tent spider.

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Green ants one, paperwasps nil. Photo: David Clode.

Green ants one, paper wasps nil. Photo: David Clode.

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Green ants one, flies nil. Photo: David Clode.

Green ants one, flies nil. Photo: David Clode.

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Green ant nest. The full name of these ants is the green leaf-weaving ant. Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

Green ant nest. The full name of these ants is the green leaf-weaving ant. Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

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Jumping spider. Photo: David Clode.

Jumping spider. Photo: David Clode.

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Jumping spider. Photo: David Clode.

Jumping spider. Photo: David Clode.

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Jumping spider. Photo: David Clode.

Jumping spider. Photo: David Clode.

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A spider has built its web naer some flowers, and is catching numerous native bees. Photo: Cairns, David Clode

A spider has built its web near some flowers, and is catching numerous native bees. Photo: Cairns, David Clode

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Hopefully, more to come.

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One Response to Photos Insects Spiders 2

  1. serenabates says:

    Love your photos !!!!

    Like

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