Museum in a Box - Insects

Museum in a Box® is available for set three week loan periods and can be sent to any educational institution across Australia.

Museum in a box - Insects

Museum in a box - Insects
Photographer: James King © Australian Museum

Insects are invertebrates or animals without backbones. There are over one million different species of insects in the world. They live in almost all types of habitats in the world, including a few very extreme places. About 86,000 species have been described in Australia and many more are waiting to be named or discovered. Cicadas, moths and butterflies, wasps, ants, bees, sucking bugs, beetles, aphids, scale insects, cockroaches, flies and mosquitoes, mantids and grasshoppers are all insects. Examples of many of these are shown in this box.

Box Contents:

  • Ant model
  • Light panel
  • Insect x-rays
  • Embedded insect specimens
  • Collecting equipment
  • Butterfly/dip net
  • Sorting trays
  • Hand lens
  • Forceps
  • Collecting mat
  • Tape measure
  • Identification chart
  • Posters
  • Fact sheets
  • Information panels


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