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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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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, 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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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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Adult robber fly feeding

This is a black-and-white photograph of an adult robber fly ('Neoaratus hercules') feeding on another insect. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Asilidae.)

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Adult robber fly scientific illustration

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration in outline of an adult robber fly ('Leptogaster' sp) showing body segments, legs and compound eyes. The detailed vein pattern of the wings is clearly visible. A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Asilidae.)

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Bush fly scientific illustration

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a bush fly ('Musca vetustissima') showing body segments, legs and compound eyes. The detailed vein pattern of the wings is clearly visible and a scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Muscidae.)

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Bush flies as a nuisance to humans

This is a colour photograph of clusters of bush flies ('Musca vetustissima') on the back of a young boy, being a nuisance to humans. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Muscidae.)

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Caddis flies

This is an information sheet on caddis flies (Order Trichoptera) with a description, details of their habitat and general biology. The information sheet is available as a PDF for download.

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Mayflies

This is an information sheet on mayflies, Order Ephemeroptera, with description, habitat and general biology.

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Feverish activity stops dengue's spread

Why have the number of cases of dengue fever in Australia quadrupled in recent years? The disease is spread by mosquitoes, so will injecting the 'Wolbachia' bacterium into mosquitoes solve the problem? Follow the scientists on the case.

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Which fly would you try?

Do you have a favourite sort of fly? A blowfly perhaps? Or maybe a housefly? Nigel Wombat from the Australian Fly Club introduces some types of fly that would make great pets. You may never have thought about flies in this way!

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Adult flesh fly ('Sarcophaga carnaria')

This is a colour photograph of an adult flesh fly ('Sarcophaga carnaria'). The photo is magnified and shows the head of the fly with its mouth parts and prominent red-brown compound eyes. Five of the fly's six legs can be seen and the fine hairs are clearly visible. One of the fly's wings is also evident on the body.

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Animal weapons: antlered fly

This is a colour clip showing male antlered flies competing with each other on a fallen tree trunk where females come to lay eggs. Only the males possess antlers, with antler size determining whether the male will have the opportunity to mate. The clip shows the winning male mating with a female while another male makes ...

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Giant blowfly model, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is a model, measuring 41.5 cm x 37.5 cm, for a large inflatable blowfly that was designed by Reg Mombassa for use as a prop in the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The shape of the blowfly, which has been cut from foamcore, has a hand-drawn image of the blowfly glued to its surface. The blowfly's ...

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Malaise trap near a waterhole

This is a colour photograph of a malaise trap set up near a waterhole to catch flying insects.

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Queensland fruit fly

This is a colour photograph of a Queensland fruit fly ('Bactrocera tryoni'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Tephritidae.)

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Dung pad of a cow

This is a colour photograph of the dung pad of a cow ('Bos taurus'). Several flies can be seen feeding on the surface of the excrement.

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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.)