There is a wealth of information on animals both from Australia and other parts of the world. These pages provide information covering all types of animals.
This page provides information about Insects - entomology, specific insects, insect images and other general information. Other Animal pages are listed below.
The First Page provides information on Australian animals - marsupials, other unique animals, dangerous or endangered animals, animal images, more.
The Second Page provides information on specific animals from Bears to Wolves plus Ocean animals including Whales and Dolphins. This page has been archived.
The Third Page provides information on Dinosaurs, Venomous Animals, what to do if bitten or stung, plus animal images of many kinds. This page has been archived.
The Fourth Page provides a wide variety of general information from animal cams and endangered species to animal senses and more. This page has been archived.
The page about Zoos may provide additional information.
- Ant Farm
Information on all sorts of ants, photographs, streaming video.
- Ant Page
Similar to Ant Farm.
- Fire Ants
Short description, further information.
- Stranger than Fiction
Never look at ants the same way again. Similarities between their social customs and ours.
These are not insects, but invertebrate animals. Information can be found by going to the Animals page.
Information about a family as diverse as scarabs to ladybugs.
- Beetles - Wikipedia
Description, development, physiology, behaviour, evolutionary history, classification, impact on human, study, collection, references, links. Wikipedia.
CSIRO. Characteristics, general information.
- The Beetle Ring
‘This web ring is a group of sites about beetles. I hope it will serve as an effective means of helping coleopterists, beetle breeding hobbyists and others to locate information about this fascinating group’.
Have you wondered how other creatures see ? Different colours, refractions, degrees of sight. Requires Java plug-in.
- Bee Facts
A listing of these from beekeepers in Ontario, Canada.
Articles about specifics such as “Killer Bees”, bee roles in nature, more.
Big yellow and black bumble bees. We don’t generally see them in Australia.
- The Honey Bee Body
Plain text Information Sheet from Arizona in the US.
Lifecycle, external morphology, polymorphism, habits, flight, migration, defense, notable species, in culture, references, field guides, links, literature. Wikipedia.
- Butterfly Pictures
Pictures, caterpillar pictures, Butterfly colouring pages. Free for personal use.
- Children’s Butterfly Site
Information, photographs, colouring activities.
- Let’s Learn About Butterflies
‘Butterfly Education Resources. Information, puzzles and resources for teachers and students ’. There is other information from the menu on the left.
- Monarch Watch
The magnificent Monarch Butterfly.
- The Butterfly Conservatory
American Museum of Natural History. Butterfly cams, information, graphics, more. How to grow a butterfly garden.
- The Butterfly Website
Articles, photos, clip art, FAQs, more.
- The Butterfly Web Site
- The Butterfly Zone
The Bronx Zoo.
- Blattodea : Cockroaches
CSIRO. Information, embedded links.
- Cockroaches : Order Blattodea
- The Cockroach Home Page
Creatures they say ‘will still be here when humans are gone’.
- The Virtual Roach
‘The Virtual Roach is a web resource focused on insect anatomy that was developed as a technical reference and an instructional tool. The interface for the system links morphological terms with an extensive image archive, including scientific illustrations, scanning electron micrographs, and photomicrographs. Images are linked in a manner permitting a detailed examination and virtual dissection’.
- A Beginner’s Guide to Dragonflies
Information on dragonflies and their lives.
Brief information, large linked graphics for specific types.
Life cycle, classification, dragonflies and damselflies, common species, dragonflies in culture, gallery, references, links. Wikipedia.
Morphology, behaviour, life cycle, habitat, classification, relationship with host, treatments, references, external links. Wikipedia.
- Fleas [Medent]
Short presentation from the University of Sydney. Links to other entomology information.
- How Mosquitoes Work
Introduction, types, development, bites, diseases & protection, repellents, summary, images, more. From How Stuff Works.
Information, diagrams, printouts, more.
- Mosquito Images
From the University of Sydney. A little more technical than other presentations but still has a lot of information and links to other sites.
Social organisation, nests, human interaction, ecology, taxonomy, evolution & systematics, references, further reading, other links. Wikipedia.
From the Australian Museum comes this fact sheet proving information about termites.
While US-based, there is a considerable amount of information about termites on this site. Check especially the pages on Information, Types and Identification for extensive data about the insect itself.
- Ant Farm
- Butterfly Images
Some included with other pictures.
- Children’s Butterfly Site [Photos]
Links to other information from this page.
- Entomology Image Index
Links to still pictures and movies related to insects.
- Graphic Science
Insect photography from the author’s book “Backyard Insects”. Covers good bugs, pests, minibeasts, flora, more.
Brilliant images !
- Insect Printouts
- Mosquito Images
Covers multiple insects.
- The Dragonfly WebSite
Entomology on the Web
- Entomology Internet Resources
‘Using live insects in elementary classrooms for early lessons in life’.
- Entomology [The University of Adelaide Library]
Web Gateways, Databases, Electronic Journals, Universities & Research, Organisations, online databases.
- Insectclopedia - Gateway To Information
‘Species, control, resources, pests found in …, research, communication, identification’, more..
- Entomology Index
Grouped under headings of Content Type, Taxonomic Group, Entomological Sub-Division.
- Amazing Animal Senses
Neuroscience for Kids. ‘Here are some examples of how some animals sense the outside world and the anatomical structures that allow them to do so’.
- Animal Diversity Web
Database that lets you search for all animals including insects.
Insects, arachnids, other related creatures, photographic images, life histories, glossary of terms, other information.
Silverfish, Dragonflies, Cockroaches, Termites, Mantids, Grasshoppers, Fleas. Part of the Australian Fauna Directory, Department of the Environment and Heritage. Click on “Insects” in the central menu.
- Book of Insect Records
Find unusual and special insects that created records.
- Bug Club
British site which provides information, but has a little fun along the way. Developed for children.
Educational resources about “bugs”, photography, digest, links.
- Insect Hotlist
Insect articles, images of insects, teacher resources, all via links.
- Insect’s Home Page
General information [Primary level]. Bug Club, index, links.
Database of information about the insect world.
- Insects in the Classroom
‘Bugs as teaching tools, teacher sites, course material, etc.’.
- Intriguing Insects
News, activities, FAQs, links, more.
A selection of interactive tasks to find more about these. Several links to other websites on the same topic.
- Pest Library
‘Identify threatening pests, understand their biology, diets, habits, habitats, find effective ways to control them. Assembled by Orkin entomologists, our up-to-date pest library gives you information on termites, insects, vermin and 28 common household pests. Select a category and a pest to learn more’. Not all inclusions are insects.
- Reference Resources - Insects
Part of a homework helper site. Internet search engine, online encyclopaedias, insect links, virtual insects.
- Wonderful World of Insects
Information on virtually every insect, using a database. Glossary of terms, Ask An Expert.
Insects as Food
- Bugfood - Cooking Insects
Suggests they can be cooked. Gives details on how to prepare them. Three sections, other links.
- Food Insects
‘Provides information on the current importance and the future potential of insects as a global food resource’.
- Insects as Food
Links to 27 pages of information covering Bogong Moths to Witchetty Grubs and other “delicacies” from around the world.
- Insect Recipes
Recipes using various insects [and related creatures]. Don’t know whether I would want to try them.
- Tasty Insect Recipes
Insect Sites : Specific Information
- 3D Insects
Virtual insects, how to build them, links.
- Animal Migration
Follow insects as they travel from one part of the world to another. Information on other animals that do the same.
- CSIRO - Insect Identification Service
‘This website allows users to search for both scientific and common names of Australian insects and related arthropods. For the first time images and large-scale distribution maps accompany the names of arthropods and their relatives’.
- Rainforest Insects
Insects found in world rainforests. Literally millions of species and sub-species, sometimes varying within a few kilometres. These are from Costa Rica.