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By Author: Dr David Britton

A Tricky Question About Cicadas

Our collection managers can’t know everything, but part of their job is knowing who to ask when they don’t have the answer.

By: Dr David Britton, Category: Science, Date: 25 Nov 2013

Exotic honeybees are the only effective pollinators of a temperate mangrove

Honeybees were introduced shortly after European settlement and now appear to be the only effective pollinators of a native plant species.

By: Dr David Britton, Category: Science, Date: 20 Nov 2013

The Act Of Butterfly Collecting (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Catching butterflies hasn't changed much in a hundred years: you still need a good net, keen eyes and quick reflexes. Entomologist Dr Dave Britton describes one of the amazing catches he made during the Museum's terrestrial expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Dr David Britton, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

Death's-Head Hawkmoth (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Somewhat notorious due to their sinister appearance, it's a mystery why death's-head hawkmoths do not occur in Australia. Entomologist Dr Dave Britton discusses the specimens he found during the Museum's terrestrial expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Dr David Britton, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012