Useful Links

Australian Pages

Northern Territory Insects
A Comprehensive Guide – to the identification of the insects of the Northern Territory with keys, a catalogue of species and over 4,000 photographs.
Relevant to the Australian fauna as a whole, this CD guide also lists all orders and families of insects found in Australia.

Museum of Victoria’s bioinformatics home page
Visit the home page of the Museum of Victoria. View images of specimens and search the collections.

The Insectarium of Victoria’s home page.
Visit the home page of the Insectarium of Victoria. The IOV is the only insectarium in southern Australia and provides education services to over 10,000 school students each year.

CSIRO Division of Entomology (Australia)
A wealth of information about Australia’s Scientific Research organisation in the areas of entomology.

Dr Don Ewart’s termite pages
Everything you wanted to know about the order Isoptera, including a description of the families and references on how to control their “pest” like tendancies.

The Action Plan for Australian Butterflies

Western Australian Insect Study Society Inc.
Western Australian Insect Study Society provides a medium for interchange between people interested in insects. Its aim is to promote the study of insects, particularly those native to Western Australia, for personal enjoyment and the advancement of knowledge.

Most interests are catered for, including collecting, rearing, observing, photography and conservation.

Australian Butterflies Photographed
Geoff Walker’s photographic exploits in Lepidoptera.

Guide to Insect Collecting
What do you usually do when you see an insect? If you’re like most people you’ll probably wave your hand to make it go away or, in some cases, try and quash it. While many of us try to ‘deal’ with them, some people prefer to preserve insects and find beauty in them. Insect collecting is a fairly popular educational hobby. It is not a hobby just for children; it was considered a popular adult hobby in the Victorian age. References to insect collecting can be found in the literature and poetry.

Ellura Sanctuary
Ellura is a private Sanctuary in the Murray Mallee, South Australia, near Swan Reach Conservation Park, that we bought in June 2012.

Teaching Kids About the Importance of Honeybees
Useful link to help teach kids about honeybees.

Leaf Beetles of Australia
A listing, with pictures, of the main genera of Chrysomelidae.

Buprestidae pages
These beetles are the jewels in the entomological crown of the animal kingdom. A listing of Buprestidae.

Entomological Software

developed by CSIRO

CLIMEX is a dynamic simulation model that enables researchers to predict the potential geographical distribution of a species, plant or animal, by using climatic parameters inferred from an observed distribution.

Using climate information and knowledge about the biology and distribution of a particular species in its original habitat, CLIMEX enables a rapid, reliable assessment of the risks posed by the introduction of different organisms, and can be used to predict locations to which it could spread.

CLIMEX is currently used by many governments, agencies, universities and schools worldwide to examine the distribution of insects, plants, pathogens and vertebrates for a variety of purposes, including biogeography, quarantine, biological control and impacts of changes in climate and climate variability.

developed by CSIRO

DYMEX is a modular modeling package that easily allows biologists to develop and run deterministic population models of biological organisms rapidly. Such models help to summarise our understanding of an organism s population dynamics, identify gaps in knowledge, and rapidly evaluate management options. DYMEX models can range in complexity from the simplest model with no age structure or use of environmental inputs, to multi-species models with complex environmental drivers.

Entomological Information

Catalogue of Australian Butterflies: Wings and Stings, and Victorian Entomologist.

Overseas Pages

Gordon’s Entomological Home Page.
A fantastic home page with extensive links to other entomological web sites, other societies, details on insect evolution, anatomy, classification etc. etc. complete with superb images and formatting!

“The Bug Club is a club for children and the young at heart who find bugs (i.e. insects and other invertebrates) fascinating and want to learn more about them. It was originally set up by Dr Clive Betts with help from the Royal Entomological Society and is now run on a voluntary basis by a group of graduates and undergraduates at the University of Exeter.”

British Dragonfly Society
Information on the British DragonFly Society: “The British Dragonfly Society was founded in 1983. The membership has grown rapidly since then and now is one of the world’s largest societies devoted to the study, conservation and enjoyment of dragonflies.”

Entomological Society of Ontario
A well set out Home Page from a Society which was formed in 1863 making it the oldest entomological society in Canada.

British Butterfly Conservation Society
A Society dedicated to saving wild butterflies and their habitats with a membership of about 10,000 (yes… ten thousand!).

Learning about Insects on the Playground
A useful page to help children to learn about insects.

Entomology at Home: Guide to Identifying House and Yard Insects
A beginners guide to Entomology from USA.

Other Societies

The following is a list of some other entomological and related societies in Australia:

The Butterfly and Other Invertebrates Club
The Hon. Secretary,
P.O.Box 2113, Runcorn,
Queensland 4113
The Butterfly and Other Invertebrates Club was founded in 1994 and caters for people with an interest in invertebrates. It is based in Brisbane but has members Australia-wide and overseas. Field trips are conducted during the warmer months of the year. Each quarter, the Club publishes a high quality colour magazine “Metamorphosis Australia.” Its butterfly host plant book is very popular. The BOIC works with other community organisations and with councils to promote the restoration of habitats and encouragement of greater biodiversity.

The Australian Entomological Society
Box 787, Canberra ACT 2601

Entomological Society of New South Wales
The Hon. Secretary,
Entomological Society of New South Wales,
c/- Entomology Department,
Australian Museum,
College Street, Sydney 2000.

Entomological Society of Queensland
Membership enquiries should be directed to the Honorary Secretary,
Entomological Society of Queensland,
C/- Department of Entomology,
University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD. 4072

The Australian Arachnological Society
Richard J. Faulder, Agricultural Institute,
Yanco, NSW, 2703.

The Society for Insect Studies
c/o Mr G. Owen, 12 Park Avenue,
Roseville NSW 2069
URL: The Society for Insect Studies

Western Australian Insect Study Society Inc.
c/o Western Australian Museum
Locked Bag 49
Welshpool DC, Western Australia 6986,