Insect of the week – Cockroach
By Kim Pullen Australian National Insect Collection (Inspired by New South Wales’ (nickname the Cockroaches) win in State of Origin […]
Insect of the week – White Stemmed Gum Moth
By Kim Pullen – Australian National Insect Collection A huge caterpillar covered in tufts of black spines is not something […]
Insect of the week – Delicate basketwork can mean trouble for gum trees
By Kim Pullen Psyllids are small bugs with soft, vulnerable bodies, so how do they escape predators? Adult psyllids can […]
Insect of the week – Weevil rolls her (or his) own
The video above shows the Australian dung weevil in action. The video was shot by DAFF entomologist Michael Gorton who […]
State of the Climate 2012
Australia’s land and oceans continue to get hotter and our climate continues to change. These are two of the findings […]
Straw house 1: Fire 0
We helped sustainable designer Joost Bakker, test an environmentally friendly building option for bushfire-prone areas.
A golden tail of Beyoncé’s bootylicious fly
A previously un-named species of horse fly whose appearance is dominated by its glamorous golden lower abdomen has been named […]
Stop the pop?
An earlier post raised the problem of old helium-filled balloons turning up on beaches along the east coast of Australia. […]