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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Animal structure and function  >  Growth (Animals)  >  Metamorphosis  >  Larvae
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Witjuti grub

This is a colour photograph of a witjuti grub ('Endoxyla leucomochla') on wood. The head region of the grub is shown. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Cossidae.)

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Vine weevils in soil

This is a colour photograph of seven vine weevil ('Otiorhynchus sulcatus') larvae in soil. The larvae are small c-shaped grubs, which are creamy white in colour. Their bodies are semi-translucent, have a distinct brown head and are segmented.

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Types of coral reproduction

Coral reef expert Professor Peter Harrison discusses sexual and asexual types of reproduction in coral reefs. Footage of living reefs together with animations are used to illustrate the differences between sexual and asexual reproduction.

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Coral reproduction patterns

Coral reef expert Professor Peter Harrison discusses the complexities of coral reef reproduction patterns. Footage of living reefs with animation illustrates patterns of developing larvae, and dispersal and attachment on and between reefs.

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What damages and stresses coral reefs?

In this clip, coral reef scientist Professor Peter Harrison responds to a request by Dr Kiki Sanford to outline specific natural and human-induced factors that stress coral reefs. He then explains that a combination of both natural and chronic human stressors is leading to a decline of coral reef systems around the world.

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Gaps in understanding of coral reef ecology

In this clip, coral reef scientist Professor Peter Harrison explains that there are still huge gaps in our knowledge of coral reef ecology. He states that one of the key concerns among researchers is how corals are likely to respond to a changing climate that is causing sea temperatures to rise and ocean chemistry to change. ...

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The future of coral reefs

In this clip, Dr Kiki Sanford asks coral reef scientist Professor Peter Harrison whether he sees a bleak future for the world’s coral reefs. He replies that, although the overall health of coral reefs worldwide will probably continue to decline, there is much reason for hope that at least some coral reef communities will ...

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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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Broodcomb of the honey bee

This is a colour photograph of the broodcomb of the honey bee ('Apis mellifera') showing open and sealed cells. The sealed cells contain pupating larvae. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae.)

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Caterpillar of the Ulysses butterfly resting on a leaf

This is a colour photograph of a Ulysses butterfly caterpillar ('Papilio ulysses') resting on a leaf. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)

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Egg of the Richmond birdwing butterfly

This is a colour photograph of a round golden-yellow egg of the Richmond birdwing butterfly ('Ornithoptera richmondius') laid on the underside of a leaf. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)

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Egg of an orchard butterfly

This is a colour photograph of an egg of an orchard butterfly ('Papilio aegeus') on the underside of a leaf. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)

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Empty nymphal skins of a dragonfly and damselfly

This is a colour photograph of the empty nymphal skins, or exuviae, of a dragonfly and a damselfly. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Odonata.)

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Dragonfly nymph

This is a colour photograph of a nymph of the dragonfly ('Telephlebia brevicauda') whose adult form is known as the southern evening darner. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Odonata, Family: Telephlebiidae.)

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European wasps in a nest

This is a colour photograph of European wasps ('Vespula germanica') in a nest comprised of a complex of individual hexagonal cells. A single queen wasp (centre) and several worker wasps are in the nest and some larvae are also present within the cells. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, ...

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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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Redlined geometrid caterpillar

This is a colour photograph of a redlined geometrid larva ('Crypsiphona ocultaria') in its resting position. The head end of this caterpillar is outstretched while its posterior end clings to a leaf. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Geometridae.)

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Moth of the witjuti grub

This is a colour photograph of a male witjuti moth ('Endoxyla leucomochla') on bare ground. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Cossidae.)

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Lobster tales, 1998: Life stages of the lobster

This clip shows a female western rock lobster cleaning her eggs while contending with the parasites and barnacles that cover her shell. When the eggs have hatched, the larvae emerge. They swim to the surface current and are swept hundreds of kilometres out to sea. Those that survive return over a year later as juvenile lobsters.

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Patterns

This is a unit of inquiry made up of 12 learning sequences for year F in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. This unit examines patterns in literature and language, with ...