Modified mozzies to help derail dengue fever
In partnership with the University of California San Diego, we’ve engineered a mosquito resistant to spreading all four types of the devastating dengue virus.
The impact of bushfires on Australian insects
Discover some of the ways bushfires harm and benefit different species of insects.
Scientists fear insect populations are shrinking. Here are six ways to help
Insects are vital to sustaining life on Earth – and their numbers are falling fast. So consider ditching the fly spray and see what you can do to help.
Meet Samia: the first Tunisian woman to set foot in Antarctica
Our research scientist Samia Elfekih travels the world fighting the mosquito-borne diseases afflicting hundreds of millions of people. Her next stop: Antarctica.
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.
Top dog: stamping out yellow crazy ants
We’ve brought in the dogs to sniff out one of the world’s most invasive pests.
Pollinators assemble! Superheroes of the garden
Forget Spiderman, the real heroes are living in your very own gardens. That’s right, we’re talking about insects.
Sex lives of flies could be key to tackling food waste
Our insect behaviour experts have gone under the sheets to find out what gets flies in the mood in a bid to produce more eggs for food waste management.
Music you can bug out to
Love your bugs and insects? With the help of our social community we've pulled together a playlist full of positively fly tunes.
Long-lost moth a link to the dinosaur age
A long-lost moth that can trace its grandparents back to the dinosaur age has been rediscovered in southeast Queensland.
Bees with backpacks fly into schools
Victorian school students are helping support a global initiative to save bees thanks to our tech.