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Greg Sword, researcher at the University of Sydney uses ecological, behavioural, and molecular techniques to examine insect migration. See videos of Mormon cricket swarm behaviour on his website.


David Yeates at CSIRO Entomology's Australian National Insect collection uses phenotypic and genotypic datasets to understand the evolution and biodiversity of Australian insects...


David Merritt at the University of Queensland's School of Biological Sciences is studying the regulation of bioluminescence in glow-worms and insect developmental mechanisms using the model genetic organism, Drosophila melanogaster.


Douglas Waterhouse (1916-2000), was a major contributor to Australian entomology. Head of CSIRO Entomology for 21 years, he was instrumental in establishing the Australian National Insect Collection. He was made Officer in the Order of Australia in 1980.
A bug in the hand: An Interview with Douglas Frew Waterhouse - National Portrait Gallery Video.   Au...

Boris Baer, coordinator of The Collaborative Initiative for Bee Research (CIBER) at the University of WA, leads a team investigating reproduction, immunity and ecology of the honeybee, Apis mellifera, a species integral to crop pollination in Australia.
More than honey: Save the bees! The honeybee, Apis mellifera, has a worldwide distribution and is of central importance as a crop pollinator. In fact more than 80 different crops of economic value depend on bee...

ANTS AS BIOINDICATORS: Dr. Alan Andersen, of CSIRO's Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre in Darwin, has developed an innovative model of ant community structure in relation to environmental stress and disturbance
ANTS AS BIOINDICATORS  Land managers are increasingly looking for reliable indicators of ecosystem health and biodiversity change that can be used to assess the ecological sustainability of land management practices.&nb...

BIOLOGY, SYSTEMATICS AND MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS OF PARASITIC WASPS: Professor Andy Austin is a key member of the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity (ACEBB) at The University of Adelaide.
BIOLOGY, SYSTEMATICS AND MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS OF PARASITIC WASPS Professor Andy Austin is a key member of the

At the University of Queensland, Dr. Sassan Asgari is studying insect viruses and immune responses to venom proteins
Dr. Sassan Asgari, in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland is studying insect viruses and their uses in biol...

INSECT VISION RESEARCH AT UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Dr. David O'Carroll's lab at the University of Adelaide is currently working in the area of insect vision.  His research asks how the brain makes sense of the world vi...

Explaining wing pattern polyphenism in male Processionary caterpillar: Dr Martin Steinbauer, Department of Zoology, La Trobe University
 Explaining wing pattern polyphenism in male Processionary caterpillar   Wing pattern polyphenism (the occurrence of different colour patterns in the same species) is a form of phenotypic plasticity that is widespre...

THE EVOLUTION OF THE HONEYBEE DANCE LANGUAGE: Dr. Madeleine Beekman from the University of Sydney
As I am sure every entomologist knows honeybees (genus Apis) communicate vectorial information about food sources to their nestmates via the dance language. Despite the dance language’s fame, several studies have recently shown that i...

Judith Reinhard at the Queensland Brain Institute is a step closer to unlocking the mysteries of disorders like schizophrenia and autism Ė through peering into the brains of bees.
Bees yield clues to unlocking brain disorders Queensland Brain Institute researchers are a step closer to unlocking the mysteries of disorders like schizophrenia and autism – through peering into the brains of bees. 

New insights into scribbly gum moth biology and taxonomy
New insights into scribbly gum moth biology and taxonomy While signs of the scribbly gum moths are well known, surprisingly, not much is known about their biology. Thankfully, a team of entomologists and a botanist from CSIRO have discove...

University of Melbourne Research: Battle scarred ant antennae canít tell friend from foe
Novel research shows damage to fine hairs on ants’ antennae’s hinders the ability to determine who is a ne...

Ground Beetles (Carabidae) vulnerable to climate change
Kyran Staunton, under the direction of Dr Simon Robson at the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change at James Cook University in Townsville, finished hi...