Wildlife of Townsville, Australia



Resources:   The following resources have been used in identifying the insects on this website.

The Ants of Northern Australia - A Guide to the Monsoonal Fauna

Andersen, Alan, N.

CSIRO Publishing, 2000


Australian Cicadas

Moulds, M.S.

New South Wales University Press, 1990


Australian Ants - Their Biology and Identification

Monographs on Invertebrate Taxonomy Volume 3

Shattuck, S.O.

CSIRO Publishing, 1999


Australian Beetles

John F. Lawrence and E.B. Britton

Melbourne University Press, 1994


Australian Dragonflies, The

Watson, J.A.L., Theischinger, G., Abbey, H.M.

CSIRO Division of Entomology, 1991


Australian Moths Online

CSIRO Entomology



Australian National Insect Collection, The



Australian Tropical Butterflies

Valentine, Peter

Photography: Clifford & Dawn Frith

Tropical Australian Graphics, 1988


Australian Water Bugs - Their Biology and Identification

Nils M. Andersen & Tom A. Weir

CSIRO, Division of Entomology

Apollo Books Aps. 2004


Beetles of the World

J.F. Lawrence, A.M. Hastings, M.J. Dallwitz, T.A. Paine and E.J. Zurcher


CSIRO Publishing


Butterflies of Australia

Braby, Michael F.

CSIRO Publishing, 2 volumes, 2000


Butterflies of the Townsville Area - Peter Valentine



Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia

Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 4

Editors: Nielson, E.S., Edwards, E.D., Rangsi, T.V.

CSIRO Division of Entomology, 1996


Click Beetles - Genera of the Australian Elateridae (Coleoptera)

Monographs on Invertebrate Taxonomy Vol. 2

Calder, Andrew A.

CSIRO Division of Entomology, (year?)


Common Dung Beetles in Pastures of South-eastern Australia

Tyndale-Biscoe, Marina

CSIRO Division of Entomology, 1990


CSIRO's Double Helix Science Club

Fruit Fly Identifier sheet.


Dictionary of Entomology, A

G. Gordh and D.H. Headrick

CABI Publishing, 2001


Find-a-spider Guide, The

University of Southern Queensland

Dr. Ron Atkinson



Grasshopper Country - The Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia

Rentz, David

University of NSW Press, 1996


Guide to Australian Moths, A

Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards

CSIRO Publishing, 2007


Guide to Australian Spiders, A

Clyne, Densey

Thomas Nelson (Australia) Limited, 2nd Edition 1977


Heliothine Moths of Australia

Matthews, Marcus

Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 7

CSIRO Publishing, 1999


Insects of Australia

CSIRO, Division of Entomology

1137pp (2 volumes), Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1999.


Moths of Australia

Ian F.B. Common

Melbourne University Press, 1990


Moth Larvae of Australia

Don Herbison-Evans



Spiders of Australia - Interactive Identification to Subfamily

Raven, R.J., Baehr, B.C., Harvey, M.S.

ABRS Identification Series CD-ROM


Tettigoniinae, The

A Monograph of the Tettigoniidae of Australia - Volume 1

Rentz, D.C.F.

CSIRO Publishing, 1985


Tettigoniidae of Australia - Volume 3

The Listroscelidinae, Tympanophorinae, Meconematinae and Microtettigoniinae

Rentz, D.C.F.

CSIRO Publishing, 2001


The Moths of Hong Kong

The Moths of Hong Kong Home Page


Wildlife of Tropical North Queensland

Editors: Michael Ryan, Chris Burwell

Queensland Museum publication, 2000



Botany Link