ANIC is an important research collection used by CSIRO researchers, university staff and students, and scientists from Australian and international research organisations.

The Australian National Insect Collection delivers specimen and image records to the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA).

The estimated number of specimens in the collection is 12,000,000, of which only 500,000 are databased. This represents 4.2 per cent of the collection.

These records can be viewed and downloaded from the ALA and modelled using over 365 parameters in the spatial portal.

We host the world's largest collection of Australian insects and related groups such as mites, spiders, earthworms, nematodes and centipedes.

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We will be closed from noon 22 December 2017 and re-open 10am (AEDT) on 2 Jan 2018. We wish you a safe and happy festive season.

Between Tue 2 Jan – Fri 5 Jan our phone operating hours will be 10am – 3 pm (AEDT).

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