A dragonfly, Hemianax papuensis.
CSIRO Entomology is helping to ensure the preservation and sustainable use of Australian ecosystems.
5 February 2010 | Updated 14 October 2011
Our research focuses on characterising the identity and relationships of the Australian fauna and seeking to interpret its evolutionary origins using systematics, taxonomy and molecular biology. We are developing novel approaches to deliver the knowledge required for biodiversity conservation.
We are involved in research on:
- documenting the Australian invertebrate fauna
- establishing evolutionary relationships and predictive classifications
- delivering biodiversity information for conservation, planning and management
- providing world class management of the Australian National Insect Collection.
The Australian National Insect Collection is involved in a range of research activities and projects:
Learn more about the research undertaken by CSIRO Entomology.