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The black soldier fly was unintentionally introduced to Australia in the middle of the 20th century, where it has since become established in every State and Territory. Specimen records of black soldi... moreer fly, held at the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) have had associated information contained on labels, transcribed and geo-referenced in the Atlas of Living Australia's transcription platform, DigiVol. This data-set adds to our knowledge about the distribution and diversity of Australia’s black soldier fly, helping ANIC researchers determine exactly where the black soldier fly occurs in Australia and identify any overlap with the native species. less
Australian National Insect Collection - Biological Specimen Collections - Published 23 Feb 2018
This data is a spreadsheet of label data of specimens from the flower beetle genus Navigator which were inspected in collections. The paper which uses this data (and a link to the data is provided, in... morecluding DOI) is "Navigator, a new endemic genus of Cetoniinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Schizorhinini) from Australia with description of two new species, and behavioural studies", authors: Christian Moeseneder (CSIRO) and Paul Hutchinson (DAFWA). Abstract: The endemic and atypical flower beetle genus Navigator new genus is described from Australia. Navigator gen. n. is placed in the tribe Schizorhinini, it is compared to the most closely related Australian schizorhinine genera and species, and a key to its species is provided. Pseudoclithria fossor Lea 1914 and Pseudoclithria ruficornis (Westwood 1874) are moved to the genus Navigator gen. n., resulting in Navigator fossor new combination, for which we designate a lectotype and which is designated as the type species, and Navigator ruficornis new combination. We describe Navigator interior new species, from Central Australia and Navigator pixii new species, which occurs in Queensland and is the smallest Australian Schizorhinini known at this time. Distribution information for all Navigator species is provided. Our observations of Navigator fossor comb. n. and Navigator pixii sp. n. show their larvae are free-living in soil and feed on decaying leaves–the first time such behaviour is described in Australian cetoniines. We observe that three Navigator gen. n. species are more tolerant of arid climate than most other Australian cetoniines, adults almost never visit flowers, and males are often in flight searching for sedentary females.less
Legacy data - Legacy data collection - Published 05 Sep 2016
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
This data is a spreadsheet of label data of specimens from the flower beetle genus Metallesthes (including the species anneliesae sp. nov., metallescens and unicolor) which were inspected in collectio... morens. The spreadsheet was also used to create graphics that show seasonal occurrences of each species and statistics on the occurrence of the two sexes of each species in search of evidence for early male emergence. The paper which uses this data (and a link to the data is provided, including DOI) is "Revision of the genus Metallesthes Kraatz and description of Metallesthes anneliesae, a new species of Cetoniinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Queensland and New South Wales, Australia". Authors are Moeseneder, Hutchinson and Lambkin. In the paper the endemic Australian flower chafer genus Metallesthes Kraatz, 1880 is revised. Metallesthes anneliesae Moeseneder & Hutchinson sp. nov. is described from southern Queensland and New South Wales. Metallesthes unicolor (Macleay, 1863) stat. rev. is raised from synonymy with Metallesthes metallescens (White, 1859). Metallesthes metallescens and Metallesthes unicolor are redescribed and their holotypes are figured. A specimen bearing a Nonfried type label is designated as the Lectotype of Metallesthes subpilosa Nonfried 1891. Metallesthes subpilosa syn. nov. is synonymised with Pseudoclithria ruficornis (Westwood, 1874). A key to the species of the genus is provided. Distribution maps are shown and known host plants are listed.less
Legacy data - Biological Specimen Collections - Published 10 Sep 2014
The Australian National Wildlife Collection is a significant biodiversity resource aiding the study, classification and documentation of Australia’s terrestrial vertebrates (excluding fresh water fish... more) . In April 1976, it was formally recognised by its gazettal as the Australian National Wildlife Collection by the Commonwealth Government.
The Australian National Wildlife Collection holds approximately 200 000 irreplaceable scientific specimens, including skins, skeletons, specimens in spirit, bird eggs, tissues and a wildlife sound library. The collection focuses on terrestrial vertebrates of Australia and Papua New Guinea and rodents of South-East Asia. There are also specimens from other parts of the world.
ANWC research addresses the diversity, evolution, and conservation of Australia's wildlife, focussing on its systematics and taxonomy (study of evolutionary relationships among organisms) and biogeography.less
Australian National Wildlife Collection - Biological Specimen Collections - Published 30 Jan 2013
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