Insect identification gallery

This gallery covers those most commonly encountered as well as a few more obscure ones that warranted photographing at the time. I hope to add more entries as information and photos become available.
I always found that the pests are in far greater numbers than the predators. It is the same as with any animal at the top of a food chain. If there is not enough food for the good bugs they will either turn on each other or quite simply go elsewhere. Another clue is that predatory bugs are usually very active in tracking down their prey whilst the pests are likely to be stationary, sucking or chewing on the plants.

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Antlion lacewing

neuroptera

Antlion lacewing

neuroptera

Antlion lacewing

neuroptera

Ants

hymenoptera

Aphidoletes

diptera

Aphids

hemiptera

Aphids

hemiptera

Apple Dimpling Bug

hemiptera

Assassin bug

hemiptera

Assassin bug

hemiptera

Assassin bug

hemiptera

Australian stingless bee

hymenoptera

Bees

hymenoptera

Bees

hymenoptera

Bees

hymenoptera

Bees

hymenoptera

Bees

hymenoptera

Big Eyed Bug

hemiptera

Black and white-striped wasp

hymenoptera

Black chilocorus

coleoptera

Black headed mirid

hemiptera

Black scale

hemiptera

Broad headed bug

hemiptera

Broad headed bug

hemiptera

Broken back bug

hemiptera

Bronze orange bug

hemiptera

Bronze orange bug

hemiptera

Bronze orange bug

hemiptera

Bronze orange bug

hemiptera

Brown Lacewing

neuroptera

Brown Lacewing

neuroptera

Brown mirid

hemiptera

Brown mirid

hemiptera

Brown smudge bug

hemiptera

Butterflies

lepidoptera

Cabbage white butterfly

lepidoptera

Cabbage white butterfly

lepidoptera

Cabbage white butterfly

lepidoptera

Cabbage white butterfly

lepidoptera

Cabbage white butterfly

lepidoptera

Caterpillars

lepidoptera

Caterpillars

lepidoptera

Caterpillars

lepidoptera

Centipede

Cicadas

hemiptera

Cicadas

hemiptera

Cicadas

hemiptera

Citrus gall wasp

Cluster caterpillar

lepidoptera

Cluster caterpillar

lepidoptera

Cluster caterpillar

lepidoptera

Common spotted lady beetle

coleoptera

Cottonseed Bug

hemiptera

Cottony Cushion Scale

hemiptera

Cottony Cushion Scale

hemiptera

Cottony Cushion Scale

hemiptera

Cottony Cushion Scale

hemiptera

Cottony Cushion Scale

hemiptera

Crane fly

diptera

Crop mirid

hemiptera

Cucumber fruit fly

diptera

Damsel bug

hemiptera

Dicyphus

hemiptera

Elephant weevil

coleoptera

False wireworms

coleoptera

Fig tree leaf beetle

coleoptera

Fig tree leaf beetle

coleoptera

Fig tree leaf beetle

coleoptera

Fig tree leaf beetle

coleoptera

Fig tree leaf beetle

coleoptera

Flea beetle

coleoptera

Fruit Flies

diptera

Fruit Flies

diptera

Fungus Eating Lady Beetle

coleoptera

Fungus Eating Lady Beetle

coleoptera

Fungus Eating Lady Beetle

coleoptera

Fungus Eating Lady Beetle

coleoptera

Garden Soldier Fly

diptera

Garden Soldier Fly

diptera

Garden Soldier Fly

diptera

Glossy shield bug

hemiptera

Glossy shield bug

hemiptera

Glossy shield bug

hemiptera

Golden green stag beetle

coleoptera

Green carab beetle

coleoptera

Green mirid

hemiptera

Green mirid

hemiptera

Green planthopper

hemiptera

Green planthopper

hemiptera

Green stink bug

hemiptera

Green stink bug

hemiptera

Green stink bug

hemiptera

Green stink bug

hemiptera

Green Tortoise Beetle

coleoptera

Green Tortoise Beetle

coleoptera

Green vegetable (veggie) bug

hemiptera

Green vegetable (veggie) bug

hemiptera

Green vegetable (veggie) bug

hemiptera

Green vegetable (veggie) bug

hemiptera

Green vegetable (veggie) bug

hemiptera

Greenhouse whitefly

hemiptera

Greenhouse whitefly

hemiptera

Ground assassin bug

hemiptera

Harlequin Bug

hemiptera

Harlequin Bug

hemiptera

Hibiscus flower beetle

coleoptera

Hover fly

diptera

Hover fly

diptera

Hover fly

diptera

Lantana Bug

hemiptera

Lantana Bug

hemiptera

Large brown bean bug

hemiptera

Large brown bean bug

hemiptera

Large brown bean bug

hemiptera

Large leaf-eating lady beetle

coleoptera

Large leaf-eating lady beetle

coleoptera

Large leaf-eating lady beetle

coleoptera

Large leaf-eating lady beetle

coleoptera

Leaf Footed Bug

hemiptera

Leaf Footed Bug

hemiptera

Leaf Footed Bug

hemiptera

Leaf hopper

hemiptera

Leaf hopper

hemiptera

Leaf hopper

hemiptera

Leaf hopper

hemiptera

Long Nosed Treehopper

hemiptera

Long-legged flies

diptera

Mango flower beetle

coleoptera

Mango flower beetle

coleoptera

Mango Planthopper

hemiptera

Mango Planthopper

hemiptera

Mango Planthopper

hemiptera

Mealy Bug

hemiptera

Mealy Bug

hemiptera

Mealy bug destroyer

coleoptera

Mealy bug destroyer

coleoptera

Minute Pirate Bug

hemiptera

Minute two-spotted lady beetle

coleoptera

Mirid bugs

hemiptera

Monolepta beetle

coleoptera

Monolepta beetle

coleoptera

Monolepta beetle

coleoptera

Monolepta beetle

coleoptera

Orange assassin bug

hemiptera

Orange Tortoise Beetle

coleoptera

Pale cotton-stainer bug

hemiptera

Planthopper

hemiptera

Podsucker bugs

hemiptera

Podsucker bugs

hemiptera

Pumpkin beetle

coleoptera

Pumpkin beetle

coleoptera

Queensland fruit fly

diptera

Queensland fruit fly

diptera

Red & Blue Beetle

coleoptera

Red Chilocorus lady beetle

coleoptera

Red triangle slug

Rhinoceros beetle

coleoptera

Rhinoceros beetle

coleoptera

Robber fly

diptera

Robber fly

diptera

Rove beetle

coleoptera

Rove beetle

coleoptera

Rutherglen bug and grey cluster bug

hemiptera

Scale

hemiptera

Scale

hemiptera

Scale

hemiptera

Scale

hemiptera

Silverleaf whitefly

hemiptera

Small Brown Bean Bug

hemiptera

Small Brown Bean Bug

hemiptera

Snail Parasite Blowfly

diptera

Soldier beetles

coleoptera

Spined shield bug

hemiptera

Spined shield bug

hemiptera

Spittle bug

hemiptera

Spittle bug

hemiptera

Squash Bug

hemiptera

Steelblue Lady Beetle

coleoptera

Striped Lady Beetle

coleoptera

Sweet potato weevil

coleoptera

Tachinid Fly

diptera

Thorn bug

hemiptera

Three lined lema beetle

coleoptera

Three lined lema beetle

coleoptera

Three lined lema beetle

coleoptera

Tortoise Shelled Lady Beetle

coleoptera

Tortoise Shelled Lady Beetle

coleoptera

Transverse Lady Beetle

coleoptera

Transverse Lady Beetle

coleoptera

Transverse Lady Beetle

coleoptera

Twenty six- and twenty eight-spotted lady beetles

coleoptera

Twenty six- and twenty eight-spotted lady beetles

coleoptera

Twenty six- and twenty eight-spotted lady beetles

coleoptera

Twenty six- and twenty eight-spotted lady beetles

coleoptera

Twenty six- and twenty eight-spotted lady beetles

coleoptera

Twenty six- and twenty eight-spotted lady beetles

coleoptera

Twenty six- and twenty eight-spotted lady beetles

coleoptera

Variable lady beetle

coleoptera

Variable lady beetle

coleoptera

Variable lady beetle

coleoptera

Variable lady beetle

coleoptera

Variable lady beetle

coleoptera

Variable lady beetle

coleoptera

Variable lady beetle

coleoptera

Variable lady beetle

coleoptera

Water Scorpion

hemiptera

Weevils

coleoptera

Weevils

coleoptera

Weevils

coleoptera

White-collared lady beetle

coleoptera

White-collared lady beetle

coleoptera

White-collared lady beetle

coleoptera

Yellow Shouldered Lady Beetle

coleoptera

Yellow Shouldered Lady Beetle

coleoptera

Yellow Shouldered Lady Beetle

coleoptera

Insect identification gallery

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