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Lacewings - beneficial insects
An Introduction to Paropsine Leaf Beetles
These beetles belong to the family Chrysomelidae, subfamily Chrysomelinae, the largest subfamily in Australia, which includes some 750 species …
Anyone for Slugs? - Densey Clyne.
No, thank you very much, you will be thinking. Slimy pests with no redeeming features at all – away with them! Well yes, some of them, but others deserve a closer look…
A Slightly Slimey Tale – Jill Fechner
As a child of the 70s my backyard was a constant delight. Each summer tiny Eastern Bearded Dragons perched in our lemon tree. Our bushhouse was home to Eastern Sedge frogs tucked up …
My Favourite Palynivore – Densey Clyne
Wandering around my garden I brush against a small plant and catch a tiny movement out of the corner of my eye. I scan the foliage; whatever I disturbed has disappeared…
Safe Sex for Insects – Densey Clyne
If you’re going to be a male in this world, it’s best to be a human one. Human males, traditionally providers and protectors, evolved to be physically bigger, stronger and more aggressive than females. But in the immensely larger world of the insects …..
Silken Cradles – Densey Clyne
A long time ago I shared my Sydney garden with a very special spider – Ordgarius magnificus, known in those days as Dicrostichus magnificus. I called her ….
Camouflaged Insects - Murdoch de Barr
I have put together a series of Brisbane garden articles to illustrate that it is not always necessary to go on long excursions to uncover interesting insect observations……..
An Aphid Story – Bernie Franzmann
I knew aphids were members of the true bugs (Hemiptera) but I didn’t know much more about them. I had the idea that they were sort of mysterious creatures that ….
Large, predatory water bugs – Alisha Steward
Many families in the Order Hemiptera (‘bugs’), Suborder Heteroptera (‘true bugs’), are aquatic, living in rivers, streams, ponds, lakes and other wetlands – and almost all aquatic bugs are …..
Golden Green Stag Beetle (Lamprima latreillii) --- A picture story –Hongming Kan
Last summer, I wrote a short article on my experience of capturing the Brown Stag Beetle (Rhyssonotus nebulosus) in Brisbane and ….
Brown Stag Beetle Rhyssonotus nebulosus in Brisbane - Hongming Kan
One day in late 2008 in Yugarapul Park, I accidently stepped on a rotten tree trunk lying in the bush and snapped it while chasing a beautiful butterfly near the Bulimba Creek. I found a pair of Brown Stag beetles …..
Tube Spittlebugs (Clastopteridae: Machaerotinae) – Ross Kendall
On page 43 of the March edition (#68) of Metamorphis Australia I asked if someone could identify the tube-like structures pictured here Grace Lithgow toere. Soon after the magazine had been posted off, we received ….
Tube Spittlebugs – Ross Kendall
Publication of the story of Tube Spittle Bugs in our 70th edition of September 2013, prompted our long-time member and gifted artist Grace Lithgow toere. Soon after the magazine had been posted off, we received …..
Ladybird photo gallery
This gallery of images ..
Story of a New Ladybird – Bernard Franzman
This ladybird is common in backyards in south-east Queensland. I found it at Gatton in 2000. There were quite a few of them…..
Ladybirds – Bernie Franzmann
There are some insects that almost everyone detests, e.g., bed bugs and lice. But equally, there are some almost everyone likes, e.g., butterflies and of course ladybirds…
One cicada, two cicadas, three cicadas… twelve! - Lindsay Popple
Every summer in Australia (and indeed in many other parts of the world) the forests, woodlands and grasslands become host to the acoustic rhythms of cicadas. To the human ear, these sounds ….
Diurnal predation of lepidopterous larvae by the carabid beetle Calosoma austral Hope 1845 - Richard Zietek
Early this year, 5th March 2014, I made a collecting trip to a property called “Noonbah” owned by naturalist Angus Emmott. The property is situated approximately a half hour drive west of Lochern National Park …