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Evolved from the original Uglybug Images picture library by Pete Palmer. Many of those original Kodachromes have been professionally scanned and are now being complemented with more recently produced digital images. The library continues to expand covering a range of nature and environment related images.

Trombidiidae, Red Velvet Mite

Trombidiidae, Red Velvet Mite sometimes known as true velvet mite or rain bugs.

Various species widespread around the world. Small Arachnids typically found in leaf litter. As adults they are active predators.
Photographed in Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

Taxonomy
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Trombidiformes
Superfamily: Trombidioidea
Family: Trombidiidae

Plague Soldier Beetle, Chauliognathus lugubris

Plague Soldier Beetle, Chauliognathus lugubris. Mating swarm on timber post. Southern Highlands, NSW. Native to Australia. Flattened body approx 15mm long. Iridescent green elytra.
Taxonomy
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cantharidae
Genus: Chauliognathus
Species: C. lugubris

Plague Soldier Beetle, Chauliognathus lugubris

Plague Soldier Beetle, Chauliognathus lugubris. Mating swarm on timber post. Southern Highlands, NSW. Native to Australia. Flattened body approx 15mm long. Iridescent green elytra.
Taxonomy
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cantharidae
Genus: Chauliognathus
Species: C. lugubris

Plague Soldier Beetle, Chauliognathus lugubris

Plague Soldier Beetle, Chauliognathus lugubris. Mating swarm on timber post. Southern Highlands, NSW. Native to Australia. Flattened body approx 15mm long. Iridescent green elytra.
Taxonomy
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cantharidae
Genus: Chauliognathus
Species: C. lugubris

Plague Soldier Beetle, Chauliognathus lugubris

Plague Soldier Beetle, Chauliognathus lugubris. Mating swarm on garden plant pot. Southern Highlands, NSW. Native to Australia. Flattened body approx 15mm long. Iridescent green elytra.
Taxonomy
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cantharidae
Genus: Chauliognathus
Species: C. lugubris

Plague Soldier Beetle, Chauliognathus lugubris

Plague Soldier Beetle, Chauliognathus lugubris. Mating swarm on garden plant pot. Southern Highlands, NSW. Native to Australia. Flattened body approx 15mm long. Iridescent green elytra.
Taxonomy
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cantharidae
Genus: Chauliognathus
Species: C. lugubris

Shaggy Mane, Coprinus comatus

Shaggy Mane, Coprinus comatus - fungus.
A common fungus sometimes seen on disturbed ground lawns, gravel roads and waste areas. This example was found on a disused tarmac track. Widely distributed across Europe and North America is also now found as an introduced species in Australia, New Zealand and Iceland. Apparently Australia Post featured it on a postage stamp in 1981.
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Coprinus

Shaggy Mane, Coprinus comatus

Shaggy Mane, Coprinus comatus - fungus.
A common fungus sometimes seen on disturbed ground lawns, gravel roads and waste areas. This example was found on a disused tarmac track. Widely distributed across Europe and North America is also now found as an introduced species in Australia, New Zealand and Iceland. Apparently Australia Post featured it on a postage stamp in 1981.
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Coprinus

Huntsman Spider, Family - Sparassidae

Large adult Huntsman Spider, Family - Sparassidae, formerly Heteropodidae. Possibly female due to robust build and size of palps - Holconia vasta. Specific species ID uncertain as there are a number of similar Hunstman spider in the region such as Heteropoda venatoria and a number of others in the Isopeda genus. Close up view of face showing palpus and two rows of eyes.
NSW, Australia

Laughing Kookaburra, Dacelo novaeguineae

Adult Laughing Kookaburra, (Dacelo novaeguineae) perched on tree branch. Terrestrial tree kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea