Below are some of the many photos submitted during this round of the count.
Click any image in the gallery below for a larger view.
Including photos with your Wild Pollinator Count submission is entirely optional, but they can help us to respond to any queries you have about the insects you saw. We always love to see the diversity of insects spotted during the count!
The count categories are intentionally broad – you don’t need to be able to name the species you saw. The
insect identification tips sheet and common pollinator insects guide are additional resources to help you report insects in these categories.
Many thanks to those whose photos appear below for granting us permission to share them.
Also a big thank you to everyone that shared images in other ways, including via social media and by adding records to iNaturalist – those added to
our project can be viewed as a gallery here.
We appreciate all photos submitted – and even if yours don’t appear here, rest assured we have used them to confirm your observations, check any ‘unsure’ listings or help to identify your plant.
Browse below for some highlights from more than 3,300 photos submitted as part of the spring count, by category. Honey bees
European honey bee by Lyn Craggs Honey bees by Cath Gillespie Honey bee by Andrea Anderson Honey bee by Patricia Laidlaw Honey bees by Kylie _ Penny H Honey bee by Sharn Gardener Honey bee by Kathie Thomas Blue-banded bees
Blue-banded bee, Amegilla sp. by Kellie Underwood Blue-banded bee, Amegilla sp. by Erica Siegel Blue-banded bee, Amegilla sp. by Leonie Blue-banded bee, Amegilla sp. by Viv Wilson Other bees
Cuckoo bee, Thyreus sp. by Ray Tinetti Resin bee, Megachile sp. by Erika Kluenner Bumble bee, Bombus terrestris by Hanya T Bell Halictid bee by Lynda Chambers Resin bee, Megachile sp. by Erica Seigel Lasioglossum bee by Meagan Daniel Lasioglossum bee by Gordon Duncan Native stingless bees by Jennifer Curry Reed bees, Exoneura sp. by Michelle Abel Teddy bear bee, Amegilla sp. by Erica Siegel Resin bee, Megachile sp. by Nikki Oughton Stingless native bee by Bob Jones Hover flies
Hover flies by Annabel Sides Hover fly on Xerochrysum viscosum by Andy Russell Hover fly by Kris Hover fly by Amanda T Hover fly by Tina Howlett Hover fly by Mary TL Hover fly by Gordon Duncan Other flies
Drone fly, Eristalis tenax by Karen Collard Flesh fly, Sarcophagidae by Miranda Nicholson Bee fly, Bombyliidae by Ray Tinetti Fly on daisy by Alda Heap Lovebug, Bibio imitator by Lee-Ann and Ian Native drone fly, Eristalinus punctulatus by Lynda Chambers Fly, Calliphoridae by Georgie Smith Fruit fly, Tephritidae by Helen Webb Drone fly, Eristalis tenax by Lynda Chambers Long-legged fly, Dolichopodidae by Arianna Deer March fly, Daybasis sp. by Andy Russell Lovebug, Bibionidae by Lynda Chambers Ladybird beetles
Large spotted ladybird, Harmonia conformis by Viv Wilson Fungus-eating ladybird, Illeis galbula by Crystal Striped ladybird, Micraspis frenata by Miranda Nicholson Transverse ladybird beetles, Coccinella transversalis by Amanda Downsborough Large spotted ladybird beetle, Harmonia conformis by Bern Lamberg Other beetles
Fiddler beetle, Eupoecila australasiae by Geoff Dernee Net-wing beetles, Porrostomer sp. by Andy Russell Clerid beetle by Kay Muddiman Pintail beetle, Mordellidae by “T” Plague soldier beetle, Chauliognathus lugubris by Helen Webb Longhorn beetle, Syllitus sp. by Kathleen N Brown flower beetle, Glycyphana stolata by Jennie Villiers Scarab beetles by S Baigent Pintail beetle, Mordellidae by Jim Black Eleale sp. beetle by Helen Webb Red and blue beetle, Dicranolaius bellulus by Helen Ransom Butterflies and moths
Australian painted lady butterfly, Vanessa kershawi by Kathie Thomas Cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae by Danni Skipper, Hesperiidae by Anne Yukich Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus by David McCarthy Butterfly, Euploea sp. by Erica Siegel Burnet Moth, Zygaenidae, by Rosemary Stapleton Butterfly, Lycaenidae by Erica Siegel Interesting moth by Denise Goodfellow Cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae by Friends of Bird Park Monarch butterfly, Danus plexippus by Mike Christensen Skipper, Hesperiidae, by Julie Chapman Cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae by Cherie Krake Moth, Arctiidae by Kay Doust Skipper, Hesperiidae by Islay McDougall Yellow admiral butterfly, Vanessa itea, on Valerian by Kay Muddiman Swordgrass brown butterfly, Tisiphone abeona by Katherine Whetton Skipper, Hesperiidae by Joy Emmett Small moth by Adrienne Meyer Other wasps
Cutworm wasp, Podalonia sp. by Friends of Bird Park Thynnid flower wasps, mating, by Joy Unno Potter wasp, Eumeninae by Viv Wilson Wasp by Sarah B Wasp by Sue Brabender Gasteruptiid wasp by Gordon Duncan
And to round this gallery off, some common observations that are ‘other’ (not one of the previous categories).
Harlequin red bug, Dindymus versicolor by Pam Montgomery Bug, Hemiptera by Joanne Montasano. Caterpillars by Sophie Haswell Native cockroaches, Ectobiidae by Tracey Baxter