Links for butterflies, native bees, moths and other Invertebrate information
Spiders and other Arachnids This site is a working draft for “A field Guide to the Spiders of Australia” by Robert Whyte and Dr Greg Anderson for CSIRO Publishing.
Ants – Keys and information about Australian ants
Ask an entomologist – no longer functioning, lists the following sites
What Bug Is That? The Guide to Australian Insect Families – a great resource for identifying insects!
Lucid key for Insect Orders – uses a lucid key to identify insects to orders
Identification key for Insect Orders – another similar key to help you identify insects to order. Click the boxes of the features your insect has and this key will narrow down the possibilities for you. No need to start at the beginning of the key either!
Insects of Tasmania – a website set up with photos of insects specifically from Tasmania
Identifying Centipedes of Australia – needs Adobe Flash player to work
Can’t find your insect: it could be a part of a lifecycle that hasn’t been documented – eggs, larvae, nymphs or pupae
Places to go see butterflies, bees, and other invertebrates and small creatures
Australian Native Dung Beetles – by Geoff Montieth
Find out about the fascinating lives of Dung Beetles. Australia has its own 500 or so native species. Others have been introduced to deal with non-native livestock.
(Article originally published in the News Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Queensland 43(2):24-32 (2015) and reproduced with permission of the author.)