July 25, 2018


Did you know:   Caterpillars have several thousand muscles (humans only have about 500) Caterpillars from the family TORTRICIDAE can move backwards faster ...
July 13, 2018

Four-spined Jewel Spider

Scientific Name: Gasteracantha quadrispinosa Other Common Names: Spinybacked Orb- weaver Species documented in 1879 by O. P. Cambridge. Description This brilliantly coloured small spider ranges in size from ...
June 13, 2018

Tobacco Looper

Tobacco Looper Scientific Name: Chrysodeixis argentifera Other Common Names: Vegetable Looper Species documented in 1852 by Guenee. Description Often known due to its important pest status, the Tobacco Looper ...
June 10, 2018

Australian Cockroach

Scientific Name: Periplaneta australasiae Other Common Names: Species documented in 1775 by Fabricius. Description The Australian Cockroach has yellow markings on the thorax and streaks on the base ...
May 26, 2018

Australian Flatwing Damselfly

Scientific Name: Austroargiolestes icteromelas Other Common Names: Common Flatwing, Common Australian Flatwing Species documented in 1862 by Selys. Description A medium sized damselfly with a slender body. The ...
May 2, 2018

Giant Grasshopper

Scientific Name: Valanga irregularis Other Common Names: Hedge Grasshopper, Giant Green Grasshopper, Giant Valanga Species documented in 1870 by Walker. Description Females are larger than males, averaging between ...
April 28, 2018

Garden Orb Weaver

Scientific Name: Eriophora transmarina Other Common Names: Orb Weaver, Wheel Weaver Species documented in 1865 by Keyserling. Description The Garden Orb Weaver (Eriophora transmarina) is diverse in appearance, ranging ...
April 28, 2018

Flowering Plants in Australia

Australia is home to flowering plants from many families, and the major ones are listed here. We have included in webpages for each one ...
April 26, 2018

Longicorn Beetle

Scientific Name: Amphirhoe decora Other Common Names: Species documented in 1840 by Newman. Description Approximately 18mm in body length, ranging in colour from black to brown to shades ...
February 19, 2018

Green Jumping Spider

Scientific Name: Mopsus mormon Other Common Names: Northern Green Jumping Spider Species documented in 1884 by Keyserling. Description An unusually large and complex salticidae spider (Jackson, 1983). The ...
February 16, 2018

Diamond Weevil

Scientific Name: Chrysolopus spectabilis Other Common Names: Botany Bay Weevil, Wattle Weevil, Botany Bay Diamond Weevil, Diamond Beetle, Australian Weevil Species documented in 1775 by Fabricius. Description Their ...