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Insects

Our Resources dedicated to the amazing and diverse insect species found in Australia. From colorful butterflies and beetles to creepy-crawlies and ants, Australia is home to a staggering array of insects.

In this category, you can learn about the different types of Australian insects, their habits and behaviors, and how to identify them in the wild. You’ll also find tips on how to attract and care for these insects in your own backyard, as well as information on the conservation efforts being undertaken to protect these important members of the ecosystem.

Whether you’re an entomologist or just have a casual interest in Australian insects, you’ll find something here to pique your curiosity. So grab your net and join us as we explore the incredible world of Australian insects.

Teddy Bear Bee
Insects

The Teddy Bear Bees of Australia

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Aussie Animals

Awww… Cute and fluffy – The Teddy Bear Bee Among the diverse array of native bees found in Australia, the ...

Native Bee spotting
Insects

Buzz Seekers: Spotting Your Local Australian Bees

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Discovering the Diversity of Native Bees in Your Local Area Australia is home to an astounding array of native bee ...

Praying Mantis on fingers
Insects

Mantidae

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Praying mantise Mantidae is an insect family that includes mantises and praying mantises. Mantises are found all over the world ...

Australian Termites
Insects

Australian Termites

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Australian termites are fascinating little critters. From building intricate tunnels to devouring wood at astonishing speeds, it’s no wonder that ...

BLATTIDAE - Cockroaches sketches
Insects

BLATTIDAE

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Cockroaches Blattidae is an insect family that includes cockroaches. They are found all over the world and are distinguished by ...

Forficulidae Earwigs
Insects

Forficulidae

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Earwigs Forficulidae is an insect family that is commonly referred to as “earwigs.” Earwigs are found all over the world, ...

Orthoptera
Insects

Orthoptera

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Grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, and locusts Grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, and locusts are all members of the order Orthoptera. They can be ...

Thysanura silverfish
Insects

THYSANURA

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Silverfish Thysanura is an order of small, primitive, wingless insects known as silverfish or bristletails. They can be found all ...

Insects

Insect Structure

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The imago, or ideal insect, is protected by a more-or-less flawless horny integument made of a material called chiten, which ...

Native bees on a water lily
Insects

Uncovering the Wonders of Australian Native Bees

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Australia is home to an incredible variety of native bees. However, despite their importance to the environment and our food ...

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