Trevor Jinks' Page
- Insects and Spiders in North Burnett Region
- Trevor Jinks sent us many beautiful Insects and Spiders pictures. We put
those pictures in this and other page. Trevor
was living in Gold Coast and is now living in
- Dolophones turrigera with Dicranosterna picea
- Here are a couple of shots of D. turrigera, I didn't see this one
on your site and
thought you might like them. I didn't think anything would feed on acacia
leaf beetles, I understand they are pretty toxic.
- 26 February, 2009
- Hoverfly mating pair
- Spotted these hoverfly pair
in my yard.
- 23 February, 2009
- Meat ants mimicking wasp ?
- I just spotted this come stumbling out of a meat
ant nest, climb some grass and then fly away with a loud buzz. I just am
wondering whether it is a meat ants (purpurex) mimicking
wasp or if it is a queen ant heading off to establish a new colony?
- (It looks like a winged class ant, could be a male or a female.)
- 21 February, 2009
- Mud Wasp shots
- I've got a couple of these guys building madly in my carport after all the
rain we had last night. Thought you might like the shots for your website.
The colouring seems somewhat different from the ones shown on your 'thread
- 21 February, 2009
- (The 3rd picture) Here is the finished result from the wasps building
effort. I guess it would make it hard for parasitic
wasps to find the real chambers amongst all that lot.
- 22 February, 2009
- Unknown Beetle
- Do you know this beetle? It is about 20mm long, about 6mm wide. It came
walking across the rug in the night. Would it be flightless? It looks like
the wing covers are fused together and it has that strange pin waist thing
going on as well. I put it back outside in the long grass before I processed
the pictures unfortunately.
- (It is a Ground Beetle.)
- I thought at first that the green line was a trick of the flash reflection
but I did a search and one I came across was the green Lined Ground Beetle, Catadromus
lacordairei Boisduval, which is probably what this guy is.
- 20 February, 2009
- Callibracon wasp
- I came across a couple of these today and it seems this one is part way in
colouring between the ones shown on your
site. Do you think there is just regional colour variation or are they
all sub species?
- 18 February, 2009
- Stink bugs hatching
- Just found this string of stink
bugs hatching in my garden.
- 14 February, 2009
- Antlion hatchlings and eggs
- I came across this string of eggs on a grass stem that was being used as the anchor point for a spider web so I cut the stalk and put them in a screened box to see what would develop.It took 12 days and gradually the eggs got darker in colour. When I checked on the twelfth morning there was a cluster of little dark critters in one corner of the box. I took these shots of the hatchlings and the open eggs. Look just like the remains of boiled eggs that you'd have for breakfast I think. There were over 50 hatchlings so I put them outside in a sandy area and they soon buried themselves and made their little cone traps.
- (Please also check my Owl-flies
13 February, 2009
- Striped Green Hopper
- Here is another strange one I came across. It has a distinct bluish
colouration to the area between the stripes.
- (It looks like a Leafhopper in Subfamily
- 2 February, 2009
- Hot Pink Chalky Hopper?
- Came across this one today. At first I thought it was just a mark on the
leaf but decided to have a closer look. Then I thought perhaps its dead and
going mouldy but it moved when I got close and then hopped off. Have you
ever seen a hot pink one with a chalky appearance? Honestly, I didn't paint
- 30 January, 2009
- Gant Robber Fly with beetle
- 28 January, 2009
- Black and white guy
- Also while I was out with the camera I happened to notice this stunning
little black and white guy. He was on the same type of wattle as the group
shots but doesn't appear to be the same family to me.
- (It looks like a Banksia
- Yeah that looks a pretty good match for the Banksia tree hopper but no, I
haven't seen any Banksia around here. I'll keep an eye out in case there are
- 28 January, 2009
- Ant Hoppers
- Also what do you make of these. They look like ants
tending some very tiny larvae and appear to have one each to care for
but can't even be sure they are ants because the seem to be missing a lot of
the normal features. They were clustered on the stem of a wattle in three
groups. The stem was abut 10mm thick.
- 28 January, 2009
- Here are some shots I took today. As you can see there are several stages
of growth in the larvae and a couple have wings. I like the interloper ant
that snuck in. Especially in the frame where it is rubbing antennae with one
of the hoppers. The attendant ants have very short antennae and only appear
to have vestigial eyes that are set right back , almost where you would
expect a bird to have its eyes on each side of the head. I have left the
images a lot larger so that you can make better use of them for your
discussion and web site. Feel free to crop and resize as you see fit.
- (Those nymph with long antenna so they could be the
- As to the nymphs, I'm still not sure what they are, they don't look like
any other aphids I have seen. I might try and collect a couple of them and
take some closeups.
- Here are two views of the nymphs the ants are attending on the wattle
bush. It certainly is not like any aphid I have ever seen before if that is
what it is. To me it looked like some sort of beetle with the segmented
- 29 January, 2009
- Which Family ?
- Do you know which family these fall into? I've only ever heard them
referred to as Hairy Scorpions by country people but don't know where they
- (It is a 'house
centipede', Order Scutigeromorpha, family Scutigeridae.)
- Thanks for the ID, didn't find any photos of any house scorpions anywhere
that show a plain body colour like this guy. Do you think it could be an
immature or a different species?
- 28 January, 2009
- Eucalyptus Tip Bug Nymph and the Plant Hoper from hell
- Hope you like these shots of a tip
bug at work. Found on a young Narrow Leafed Ironbark.
- Also the plant hopper
from hell, sorry the face isn't quite in focus, it was in a hard spot to get
a clear shot. I'm assuming this is a nymph stage?
- (It might be the lantana
- I had a look at the lantana hopper but don't think it is an exact match.
This guy has a rounded face instead of the "thorn like" projection
of them. Also this was found on an acacia and there is no lantana on the
property here (thank heavens, I hate that stuff). I had a look at other
hoppers in the same family but unfortunately all the pictures were of
preserved adults so that makes things hard. I'll have to keep an eye out for
adults on the tree.
- 25 January, 2009
- Beautiful Assassin and possible Darkling Beetle?
- Came across this beautiful assassin bug today. Unfortunately it flew off with a loud buzzing before I could get a decent photo. I'll be keeping an eye out for it in future as it was very striking in appearance and I'd like to get an identification and a good reference shot or two. Have you ever seen one like this? I also came across a few of these beetles (second picture) feeding on dead wattle branches. They appeared to be chewing the bark and I was fascinated by the shape of the eyes. Would they be in the
Darkling Beetle family? They look similar to the one on your site but differ in some aspects.
- (The 1st photo is the Pod-Sucking
25 January, 2009
- Colourful Ricaniid Planthopper?
- I happened upon this planthopper today while looking for spiders. I found
it on a broad leaf wattle but can't find a match for it anywhere. Do you
know this one?
- (It Might be the Scolypopa
- Yes the patterns look pretty right, particularly the pink triangular patch
on the wing leading edges.
- 18 January, 2009
- Spiky Little Beetle
- I just came across this tiny, body less than 2mm long, beetle in my yard.
When disturbed it would reluctantly fly a short distance to another
grass stem or plant. It just looked like a solid black by normal eyesight
and it was only when I processed the shot that I saw the colours and the
crazy spiky wing covers. Have you ever seen these or can you give me an idea
as to family etc.
- (It is the a leaf beetle, Hispellinus multispinosus,
CHRYSOMELIDAE > Cassidinae > Hispini.)
- 13 January, 2009
- Beautiful Cockroach
- Came across this lovely cockroach today and wondered if you might know the
ID? It was resting under foliage head down when I saw it and didn't want to
run away just moving into another shady spot when disturbed. I thought it
- 11 January, 2009
- Fierce looking ant (Dolichoderinae)
- Came across this solitary ant while out walking in the bush. There were
other ants not far from it but they were plain black and a lot smaller. This
guy is similar in size to Golden Spiny Ant. Have you seen it before and is
it in Dolichoderinae?
- 4 January, 2009
- Pollen beetle
- Thought perhaps you might like this male pollen beetle snap to add to your
- 30 December, 2008
- Got a close shot of a female pollen beetle and thought you may like to
have it for the site.
- 3 January, 2009
- In the St Andrews Cross family?
- I am including two views of this spider in the
hope that you may know it. This on shade cloth in my garden. The white
strips on the back are a bit affected by the flash, and
this next day in the garden. Not a very big spider as you can see from the
mesh of the shade cloth. I thought it may be in the St Andrews Cross family?
- 2 January, 2009
- Beetle found at Oxenford
- I got a good laugh from your "beetle found at Oxenford on the way
to Tambourine". I have taken a few snaps of that fellow myself when I
still lived on the Coast.
- 30 December, 2008
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