Ten things you need to know about bugs
Can you tell a bug from a beetle? Does that bug you? We’re here to help. Our list of bug facts will soon have you in the know about bugs.
Moths in the ACT
From parachuting larvae to moths that look like burlesque fans to inchworms crawling on your plants. This new book reveals 700 of the many species of moths you can find in Canberra’s gardens and bushlands.
Using AI to keep Australia free from stink bug pests
At our insect collection we are using AI to help detect the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, a priority insect pest.
Researcher who named This flies donates to our insect collection
Thanks to a generous donation to our insect collection, we have established a grant to study acalyptrate flies.
Leaf miners are backyard treasures
We need your help to find leaf miners in bushland and gardens across Australia.
March flies prowl Australia’s beaches looking for blood – but why?
The painful bites of female march flies can ruin your day at the beach. When we’re not there, they bite wallabies, birds, and even reptiles.
Moths eating your clothes? It’s actually their hungry little caterpillars – here’s how to get rid of them
Once the larvae turn into adult moths, they never eat again.
Identifying insects: meet our mini moth investigator
Ying Luo has a passion for teeny tiny insects - from golden ants to micro moths.
Support bushfire science from home
CSIRO is calling for citizen scientists to help digitise specimens of flies, mayflies, caddisflies, bugs, butterflies and more.
Dung beetles with benefits
A new species of Moroccan beetle has just arrived in our lab. Their job? To improve pasture quality and reduce fly populations. We’re expecting big things from these little creatures.
They’re the bee’s knees: celebrating the insects who keep global ecosystems healthy
We're celebrating the bee on World Bee Day.