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Insect Investigators

Scientists and schools, coming together to discover, describe and document Australia’s biodiversity


We’re collecting invertebrates: insects, spiders and more, across Australia.


We describe and document them, following the scientific process of taxonomy

Meet Us

We’ve brought together a team of expert taxonomists, educators and communicators, all passionate about documenting Australia’s unique biodiversity and inspiring young scientists.


Read about what we’ve been doing at schools across Australia. The species we’ve been finding, the experiences we’ve been providing, and the outcomes of this exciting research.

Our Origins

Throughout 2019 and 2020, we developed Insect Investigators. Read about the findings from our initial study, and how we worked with school to describe new species of wasps.

Our Partners