Australian National Insect Collection

The Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) is the world's largest collection of Australian insects and related groups. It is the pre-eminent collection of Australian insects including mites, spiders, worms and centipedes, and is an invaluable resource maintained by CSIRO.

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ANIC Bee Expedition 34

  Australia has over 1,500 species of native bees. This expedition involves adding to our knowledge about the distribution and diversity of Australia…

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Velvet ants expedition 16

  Even though they are known as “velvet ants” because the wingless females resemble ants, mutillids are solitary parasitoid wasps. Females use bees a…

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Velvet ants expedition 15

  Even though they are known as “velvet ants” because the wingless females resemble ants, mutillids are solitary parasitoid wasps. Females use bees a…

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Velvet ants expedition 6

Even though they are known as “velvet ants” because the wingless females resemble ants, mutillids are solitary parasitoid wasps. Females use bees as …

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ANIC Cicada Expedition 1

Cicadas are the loudest insects in the world and there are more than 200 species in Australia. Help us unlock the information held with Cicada specim…

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Velvet ants expedition 9

 Even though they are known as “velvet ants” because the wingless females resemble ants, mutillids are solitary parasitoid wasps. Females use bees as…

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Velvet ants expedition 2

Even though they are known as “velvet ants” because the wingless females resemble ants, mutillids are solitary parasitoid wasps. Females use bees as …

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Velvet ants expedition 3

Even though they are known as “velvet ants” because the wingless females resemble ants, mutillids are solitary parasitoid wasps. Females use bees as …

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ANIC Bee Expedition 26

 Australia has over 1,500 species of native bees. This expedition involves adding to our knowledge about the distribution and diversity of Australia&…

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Velvet ants expedition 5

 Even though they are known as “velvet ants” because the wingless females resemble ants, mutillids are solitary parasitoid wasps. Females use bees as…

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