Search results for "insects"

  • What are insects?

    In order to answer this question we must look at where insects fit in the animal kingdom. The animal kingdom is divided into several groups called phyla. An example of a phylum is the Chordata, which holds all the backboned animals. Insects belong to the phylum Arthropoda.

  • Leaf and Stick Insects: Order Phasmatodea

    Phasmids are insects that eat leaves and resemble leaves or sticks. 

  • Stick insect


  • Predicting insect pollinators - Stage 4

    Even though insects make up more than 70% of Australia’s biodiversity, plant scientists are concerned about our role in weakening the plant/pollinator relationship. Of the 220,000 species of insects in Australia, 35% remain undocumented, compared to 5% of vertebrate species.

    Can flower types be predictors of insect pollinator diversity?

  • Care of Stick Insects

    Stick insects or phasmids eat leaves and resemble leaves or sticks. 

  • Why most animals are insects

    Insects comprise 75% of all animal species that scientists have named and described, and most of these insects have wings. The key to insect success is their ability to survive on land and take to the air.

  • Flower and insect calendar


  • Structuring insect field observations

    Suggestions for structuring field observations of insect pollinators.

  • Insects in our gardens - Stage 3

    Beetles were probably the world’s first animal pollinators; they pollinated cycads long before flowering plants came on to the scene.

    What insects are in your garden and why are they there?

  • Insect pollination - Stage 1

    Have fun and learn how insects pollinate flowers in this hands-on Plant2pollinator activity for Stage 1 students.

  • 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


  • Insect cut-outs


  • Australian insects

    There is a huge and varied range of insects found in Australia. View some of the more colourful or unusual ones here.

  • Flowers and insects observation matrix