Discover Documentary: Bees
In this episode of Discover, Dr. Ken Walker takes us into Museums Victoria's Entomology Collection. As an expert in native bees, he explains how these tiny creatures have a major global impact.
Between 1891 and 1947, George Lyell and Gustavus Athol Waterhouse's regular correspondence shared a passion for moths and butterflies.
Australia's oldest insect specimen
A Common Evening Brown collected in China in 1742.
Children's Stick Insect
Find this stick insect in coastal and inland eucalyptus forests.
The amazing world of insects and spiders!
Peter Marriott talks moth bioscans in the Otways for National Science Week at Melbourne Museum.
Common Grass-blue Butterfly
These small lilac-blue butterflies flutter slowly, stopping frequently to feed on the nectar of low-growing flowers.
The sting of the final letter
Transcribing George Lyell's final documents.
Predator vs predator
Wasps give huntsman spiders a taste of their own medicine.
Unlike their Asian counterparts, Australian orchids like the rosy spider orchid, pictured below, are beautifully understated. Delicate and beautiful, they are not flashy like the orchids available at your local nursery.
Walk through a stand of Victoria's mountain forests in the middle of the city.
Butterflies of the night
The aim of the "George Lyell Collection: Australian entomology past and present" project is to examine the George Lyell collection scientifically and culturally, and to share discoveries with the wider community.
Common Brown Butterfly
This butterfly has orange wings, dark markings and eyespots.
Imperial Hairstreak Butterfly
This butterfly has tails on its hindwings with orange spots just above the tails.
How do you study a bee so small it can barely be seen?
Field Guide app to Victorian Fauna
National Field Guide apps
Wildlife Field Guide app to Gippsland Lakes
Field Guide to the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
Butterflies: Identification and Life HistoryA Museum Victoria field guide
Bugs AliveA guide to keeping Australian invertebrates
What are these swarming beetles in my garden?
Each January, the Museum receives many enquiries about swarms of beetles in suburban gardens in and around Melbourne
Close encounters with Mallee insects.
Help us document biodiversity – record your own sightings
A very large moth with brownish orange wings and prominent eyespots.
An insect with striking crimson and blue abdominal bands.