#Australian National Insect Collection
Old, goopy museum specimens can tell fascinating stories of wildlife history. Finally, we can read them
Recovering important historical genetic data has been severely impeded by the methods used to preserve specimens.
Ru Paul flying for science
Together with our research partners, we have given scientific names to 150 new species in the past year.
Four reasons insects could be a staple in Aussie diets, from zesty tree ants to peanut-buttery bogong moths
Why don't many Australians eat insects? Our new industry roadmap for edible insects explains why we should bring bugs into mainstream diets.
Take a virtual tour of our insect collection
We're taking you on a virtual tour of our Australian National Insect Collection from your home. Come inside.
The Very Hungry Spider Wasp, a horror story
Spider wasps are pollinators of beautiful native plants. They’re also body snatchers that parasitise spiders as hosts for their offspring.
Does it taste like chicken? Australian insects a potential new snack
Edible insects are good for the environment as they require only a fraction of the land and water to farm them. Will you try the more sustainable snack?