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The Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) is the world's largest collection of Australian insects and related groups such as mites, spiders, earthworms, nematodes and centipedes.
There are o... morever 12 million specimens housed in the Collection which is maintained by CSIRO in Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory. ANIC is an important research collection used by CSIRO researchers, university staff and students, and scientists from Australian and international research organisations.less
Australian National Insect Collection - Biological Specimen Collections - Published 03 Jun 2016
The Wildlife Parasite and Pathology Collection is a biodiversity resource backing up nearly 40 years of research into the biology and taxonomy of Australian native and introduced parasites and the bio... morelogy and pathology of their hosts.
The Collection currently holds 9,228 irreplaceable specimens of 1074 parasite species, covering 94 families in 13 orders, from 7,358 individual postmortems on 579 host species. The collection documents 24,110 individual host-parasite associations, representing 3,307 unique associations between a given parasite species and a given host species.
The Collection focuses on the parasites of the terrestrial vertebrates of Australia and Papua New Guinea and rodents of South-East Asia. There are also specimens from other parts of the world.less
Australian National Wildlife Collection - Biological Specimen Collections - Published 24 Jan 2013
This collection is comprised of high-resolution scans from the eight full-colour plates in the CSIRO publication "The Insects of Australia - a textbook for students and research workers, Volumes I and... more II, 2nd Edition".
Plate 1: Odonata (dragonflies)
Plate 2: Mantodea (mantids), Blattodea (cockroaches), Dermaptera (earwigs), Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets and katydids).
Plate 3: Hemiptera (bugs)
Plate 4: Coleoptera (beetles)
Plate 5: Coleoptera (beetles), Diptera (flies), Hymenoptera (bees, ants and wasps).
Plate 6: Batesian Mimicry.
Plate 7: Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
Plate 8: Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
A ninth plate, depicting termite heads, has been included in this collection but was not published in the final volumes.less
Australian National Insect Collection - Entomology - Insect illustrations and images - Published 02 Mar 2012