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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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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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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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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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European wasps in Australia

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

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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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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 ...

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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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Adult Christmas beetle feeding on foliage

This is a close-up colour photograph of a Christmas beetle ('Anoplognathus' sp) feeding on foliage. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Coleoptera, Family: Scarabaeidae.)