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CSIRO aims to establish and build relationships with members of the community. We welcome people of all ages to come and explore our facilities, holiday programs and public events.
Phone: 1300 363 400
CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
Large-scale, long-term, multidisciplinary science to address Australia's major national challenges and opportunities.
CSIRO expertise is organised into 11 research areas
CSIRO manages national facilities and collections that are opened to researchers around Australia and overseas.
The Australian National Insect Collection delivers more than half a million records, representing approximately 5% of the total collection, to the ALA. These records can be viewed and downloaded from the ALA, or modelled using over 365 parameters in the spatial portal.To access ANIC data click 'Data sets' and Use the Advanced Search, remembering to to choose 'Australian National Insect Collection' as the Institution.
What Bug Is That? provides identification keys and information to the 600+ insect families of Australia.
The Australian National Insect Collection has a range of publications and identification resources for insects and other invertebrates.
The Australian National Insect Collection is a research facility where researchers can come to visit or borrow material.
A spreadsheet that contains listings of the primary types of insect species that have been described by taxonomists, that are held in the ANIC. (29 pages)
This Excel spreadsheet provides a detailed list of the bulk samples held in the ANIC (inlcuding Berlesates, Winkler, Malaise and Flight Intercept Trap samples).
More than 1,600 slides of midges and drain flies.
Useful information and links to resources for researchers planning to visit Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC).
Destructive or invasive sampling of specimens for research purposes generally involves irreversible changes (including complete destruction) to the samples.
The Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) curatorial list shows who is responsible for each major group of insects and related organisms (1 page).
An index to all documentary material directly associated with ANIC and its history - both of which are as much part of the Collection as the specimens themselves. (36 pages)
OZ Thrips is a complete online catalogue of all of the known thrip species in Australia.
A Virtual Taxonomy Laboratory has been created to help taxonomists with collaborative research.
ANIC Collection Manager
+61 2 6246 4281
Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain
ACTON ACT 2601