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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Living things  >  Eukaryotes  >  Animals  >  Invertebrates  >  Arthropods
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Mini-beasts

This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources is organised into categories of insects, arachnids, centipedes and crustaceans, with descriptions of their sometimes bizarre body features and behaviours in a category titled body structure and adaptations. Colour photographs, scientific illustrations and close-up microscope ...

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Some Australian beetles, flies, ants, wasps and bees

This is a group of colour scientific illustrations of some Australian beetles, flies, ants, wasps and bees showing a range of shapes and body forms. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Orders: (A-J) Coleoptera, (K-P) Diptera, (Q-V) Hymenoptera.)

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Threatened Victorian non-marine invertebrates

This is an information sheet that names the 46 species of invertebrate listed as threatened in Victoria under the 'Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988'. It also provides information about the threats to them, including habitat loss.

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Life stages of the European wasp

This is an information sheet about the egg, larval, pupal and adult stages of the European wasp, 'Vespula germanica'. It also describes what happens to the wasp population over the course of the year.

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Some Australian grasshoppers, cockroaches, a mantid and an earwig

This is a group of colour scientific illustrations of some Australian insects of the Orders Mantodea (mantids), Blattodea (cockroaches), Dermaptera (earwigs) and Orthoptera (grasshoppers and katydids). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda.)

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Land crayfish

This is an information sheet on land crayfish. It provides information about their classification, distribution, behaviour and life cycle.

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Some Australian insects exhibiting Batesian mimicry

This is a group of colour scientific Illustrations of some Australian insects whose defensive strategies involve Batesian mimicry, a characteristic in which an innocuous species gains protection by resembling a dangerous, toxic or bad-tasting species. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda.)

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Victorian marine fossils

This is an information sheet that provides a summary of the major kinds of invertebrate fossils found in Victoria. The sheet is available as a PDF for download.

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European wasps in Australia

This website explores the problematic history of the European wasp in Australia.

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Bugs

This is a website devoted to insects and bugs. It includes 'bug-toons' and games.

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Ants helping stick insects?

Some animals depend on other animal species to survive and reproduce. Watch this clip to discover that ants, which mistake stick insect eggs for a seed to eat, actually help to protect stick insect eggs before they hatch into new babies. Find out how this relationship and some adaptations affect the life cycle of stick insects.

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Eastern goldenhaired blowfly

This is a black-and-white, detailed scientific illustration of an eastern goldenhaired blowfly ('Calliphora stygia') showing body segments, legs and compound eyes. The detailed vein pattern of the wings is clearly visible. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Calliphoridae.)

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Honey bee stages and broodcomb

This is a colour photograph of eight honey bees ('Apis mellifera') and a piece of broodcomb. The honey bees show a progression through the final three stages of development from larvae through pupae to mature adult. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae.)

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Mating Australian sheep blowflies

This is a colour photograph of two Australian sheep blowflies ('Lucilia cuprina') mating on a blade of grass. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Calliphoridae.)

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Australian sheep blowfly

This is a colour photograph of an Australian sheep blowfly ('Lucilia cuprina'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Calliphoridae.)

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Some Australian beetles

This is a group of colour scientific illustrations of some of Australia's more spectacular beetles, showing a range of forms, patterns and colours. Among these images are Christmas beetles (D-F, L), jewel beetles (T, V-ZA), stag beetles (N, U) and a kangaroo beetle (Q). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, ...

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EnviroNorth: savanna walkabout

This is an interactive website about Australia's savannas. It has four main sections providing information about where tropical savannas are located across the world; the importance of termites in Australia's tropical savannas ecosystem; the lifecycle of the termite; and the research being conducted in Australia's savannas. ...

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Who lives here?

Search a rainforest habitat in north-east Australian for clues about animals that live there. Track down hidden animals. Find clues such as animal sounds, tracks and shadows. Check species descriptions to identify which animals might live in the area. Write a survey report including observations and conclusions.

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Australian animals

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources is organised into four categories - communities of Australian animals, animals in art and stories, vertebrates and invertebrates. Images, including photographs, scientific illustrations and Indigenous art, depict some well-known and some lesser known Australian animals. ...

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Animal Olympians: locusts

This is a colour clip showing swarms of the Australian plague locust ('Chortoicetes terminifera') flying through the sky and across the open Australian landscape in a vast aerial marathon. There are also close-up images of locusts feeding and moulting, and images of wingless nymphs travelling along the ground. The clip ...