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Translucent shell of a 'Cardiaspina' lerp insect

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of the translucent, shell-like cover secreted onto a leaf by a sap-sucking, lerp insect ('Cardiaspina textrix'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Psyllidae.)

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Translucent shell of a 'Creiis' lerp insect

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of the translucent, shell-like cover secreted by a sap sucking, lerp insect ('Creiis costatus'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Psyllidae.)

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Green cicada on a stem

This is a colour photograph of a green cicada on a twig. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Cicadidae.)

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Test of a lerp or scale insect - asset 1

This is a scanning electron micrograph of the shell-like cover of a lerp ('Cardiaspina' sp.) or scale insect. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Psyllidae.)

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Test of a lerp or scale insect - asset 2

This is a scanning electron micrograph of the shell-like cover of a lerp or scale insect. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Psyllidae.)

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Water striders on a pond surface

This is a colour photograph of water striders ('Aquarius' sp) on the surface of a pond. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Gerridae.)

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Beautiful Melbourne, 1947: Beautiful Melbourne?

This clip shows black-and-white silent footage of slum housing in inner-city Melbourne in 1947. It shows the squalid interior of a house with crumbling plaster and holes in the wall that reveal the wooden lathes behind, boarded-up windows, peeling paint and wallpaper, and a cracked ceiling covered in cobwebs. The camera ...

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Psyllids

This is an information sheet on psyllids, with description, life cycle, biology, and particular coverage of psyllids that feed on wattles, genus 'Acizzia'.

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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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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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What does your garden grow? - unit of work

Students investigate their school garden. They look at the needs of the garden, what creatures live there and the importance of how these creatures interact with the garden.

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Bug business - unit of work

This unit of work focuses on minibeasts - the bugs, insects and other tiny creatures usually found under our feet. Students investigate: how to recognise common minibeasts; the characteristics of insects in particular; their life cycles and needs; their habits and habitats; their contribution to the environment; and how ...

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Who lives in the tall, tall grass? - unit of work

Students investigate the creatures that live in a garden and their importance to it.

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What is an insect? - unit of work

This unit focuses on learning about the insects usually found under our feet.

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'Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind, Sydney', 1890-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It shows the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind in City Road, Darlington, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, and was taken between 1890 and 1917. The classical Italianate ...

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A native cicada, the bladder cicada

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a native cicada ('Cystosoma saundersii') also known as the bladder cicada, showing wing venation. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Cicadidae.)

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Adult cicada

This is a colour photograph of a mounted specimen of a cicada ('Cicadetta' sp.) showing the pattern of wing venation. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Cicadidae.)

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Adult of the yellow Monday cicada

This is a colour photograph of a yellow Monday cicada, one of a number of colour forms of the cicada 'Cyclochila australasiae'. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Cicadidae.)

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Cochlear implant, 1999 - asset 1

This is a colour illustration of a cutaway view of an ear to show how a 1999 version of a cochlear implant would have been fitted, enabling profoundly deaf people to interpret sounds and speech. The grey implant is shown fastened to the bone just above the external ear, with the thin electrode extending into the snail-shaped ...

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Cochlear implant, 1999 - asset 2

This is the 1999 version of the cochlear implant, originally developed by Australian Professor Graeme Clark, which assists profoundly deaf people in interpreting sounds and speech. The photograph shows a small silver receiver-stimulator, roughly the shape of a figure 8, containing a large circle above a smaller half-oval. ...