Welcome to australian-insects.com

An ongoing work in progress. Although spiders are not insects, arachnids are also included in the database.

There are thought to be approximately 220,000 different species of insects in Australia. There are currently around 86,000 species identified in 661 families.

Worldwide, it is estimated that there are 30 million different species of insects, making up to almost 90% of all living things on the planet.


Recently added insects:

Dingy Swallowtail
Tobacco Looper
Diamond Weevil
Silver Orb Spider
Blistered Grasshopper