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Cabbage white butterfly

This is an information sheet on the cabbage white butterfly ('Pieris rapae') with description, distribution, habitat, host plant and images. The information sheet is available as a PDF for download.

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Pest animals

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources focuses on pest animals currently affecting the Australian and New Zealand environments. It is organised into three categories - environmental pests, economic pests and human nuisance pests. Images and videos depict some common pest animals as well as some more localised ...

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Priest blessing Irish emigrants in 1851

This is a black-and-white print made from a wood engraving, which appeared in the 'Illustrated London News' in 1851, of a priest blessing a group of poor Irish emigrants who are packing their belongings onto a horse-drawn cart. The people are dressed in hats and coats, and some are kneeling to accept the blessing. The landscape ...

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Dung beetle rolling dung into a ball

This is colour photograph of an adult female dung beetle (Sisyphus sp) of foreign origin now found in Australia. The beetle is shown rolling a ball of dung in which its eggs will be laid. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Coleoptera, Family Scarabaeidae.)

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Male dung beetle

This is a colour photograph of an adult male dung beetle ('Copris hispanus') showing the well-developed process on the head sometimes referred to as a horn. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Coleoptera, Family: Scarabaeidae.)

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Australasian Gazette, 1926: Prickly pear infested areas of Australia

This clip shows an excerpt from a silent, black-and-white newsreel item about the prickly pear infestation in Australia in 1926, and the steps being taken by scientists to control it. It opens with a map of Queensland and northern New South Wales, indicating the extent of the problem, and includes footage of affected countryside. ...

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BBSRC: war report - fighting armyworms

This is a video accompanied by detailed text and still images showing the impact of armyworms on the cereal crops of sub-Saharan Africa and the efforts of Professor Kenneth Wilson to develop a safe, environmentally friendly biopesticide. The video illustrates the threat to food security posed by armyworms and shows Professor ...

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Sea Urchins

This 7 minute video segment from Catalyst describes an excellent example of how biologists have worked to investigate and solve a problem of an invading species of sea urchin that was devastating a marine ecosystem. The scientific approach to develop a biological control needed to rely on technologies such as radio tracking ...

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Rabbit immunity

This 6 minute video segment from Catalyst covers a range of biological concepts associated with the history, impacts and methods of control of the introduced rabbit in Australia.