Miscellaneous Invertebrates and Others

About Miscellaneous Invertebrates  and Others

Invertebrates in general are far too numerous to attempt to document on this website. This page is designed to illustrate some of the more interesting and colourful species that have been observed and photographed together with some other interesting vertebrate species.

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Tropical Rock Master (Diphebia euoeodes)

Sapphire Rock Master (Diphebia coerulescens)
Sapphire Rock Master (Diphebia coerulescens) 2

(Austroagrion aureus) 

Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittautum)

Red Swampdragon (Agrionoptera allogenes)

Australian Tiger (Ictinogomphus australis) Male

Australian Tiger (Ictinogomphus australis) Female
Painted Grass Hawk (Neurothemis stigmatizans) Male

Painted Grass Hawk (Neurothemis stigmatizans) Male  

Pale Mouth (Brachydiplax denticauda)
Common Glider (Trapezostigma loewii)
in flight
Common Glider (Trapezostigma loewii)

Yellow Stripped Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyltis)

Jewel Flutterer (Rhyothemis resplendens)

Graphic Flutterer (Rhyothemis graphiptera)
Wandering Percher Female (Diplacodes bipunctara)
Scarlet Percher (Diplacodes haematodes)

Chalky Percher (Diplacodes triviolis) Male

Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemi nigrifrons)
Eastern Billabongfly (Austroagrion watsoni)
Male and Female in tandem
Redtail (Ceriagrion aeruginosum)
Redtail (Ceriagrion aeruginosum)
Male and female

Zodiac Day Moth (Alcides melaurus)

White Banded Noctuid Moth (Donuca orbigers)
Hercules Moth (Coscinocera hercules)

Potter Wasp (Delta campaniforme)
Green Grocer Cicada
(Cyclochila australasiae)

Cicada (Species)

Native Bees (Tetragonula sp)

Blue-greened long legged Fly (Chrysoma leucopogon)

Neon Cuckoo Bee (Thyreus nitidulus)

Carpenter Bee (Xylocopia sp)
Kite Spider (Austracantha fornicata)

Lynx Spider (Oxyopes Sp)

St Andrews Cross Spider (Argiope picta)
Jumping Spider (Cosmorphasis sp)

Green Jumping Spider (Mopsus mormon) Male

Green Jumping Spider (Mopsus Mormon)

Grey Huntsman (Holconia immanis)
Golden Orb-web Spider (Nephila edulis)
male courting female

Golden Orb-web Spider (Nephila edulis)
(Nephila edulis) with Cairns Birdwing butterfly prey.
Note the diminutive male spider at rear right leg

Unidentified Nephila species

Nephila species
Garden Orb Weaver (Eriophora transmanina)
Tent Spider (Cyrtophora moluccensis

Goliath Stick Insect (Eurycnema goliath)
 with recently shed exoskeleton

False Garden Mantis (Psuedomantis alboimbriata)

Praying Mantis (Hierodula majuscula)

Praying Mantis (Hierodula majuscula)

Mating Hedge Grasshoppers (Valanga irregularis)

Green Tree (Weaver) Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina)

Green Tree (Weaver) Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina)

Rhinocerus Beetle (Xylotrupes gideon)

Giant Centipede (Ethmostigmas rubripes)

White-kneed King Cricket (Penalva flavocalceat)

Rainforest Cricket sp

Spiny-legged Katydid (Paracaedicia serrata)

Unidentified Rainforest Katydid species
Orange-clawed Fiddler Crabs (Uca coarctata)
Purple Swift-footed Shore Crab (Leptograpsus variegatus)

Scarlet Three-spined Mangrove Crab
(Neosamarmatium trispinosum)
Light Blue Soldier Crab (Mictyris longicarpus)
Rainforest Snail (Gnarosophia bellendenkerensis)

Mudskipper (Periophthalmus  sp)
Mudskippers (Periophthalmus  sp)
Rare Sawfish feeding in Daintree River mouth shallows

Bioluminescent Fugus (Omphalotus nidiformis)
Various fly species attracted
to Stinkhorn (Phallus multicolor)