Published by the Society

Methods for collecting, preserving and studying insects and other terrestrial arthropods

Methods for collecting, preserving and studying insects and other terrestrial arthropods. 5th Edition. The Australian Entomological Society Miscellaneous Publication No. 3.

A popular and comprehensive guide to all aspects of collecting and preparing insect specimens.


Publications of Interest


Plant Pathology and Entomology Capability Study 2012

Bruce Howie, Managing Director - C-Qual Agriculture Pty Ltd

The 2012 survey provided important insights into the current capability in the fields of plant pathology and entomology and, when reviewed along side the 2006 survey a number of important issues and trends emerge.


Plant Biosecurity Toolbox

This is a CRC National Plant Biosecurity project that QDPI&F Plant Science has developed.

The idea is to have a national ‘one stop shop’ for information used to identify Emergency Plant Pests i.e. Biology, Taxonomy, Detection, Diagnosis etc.

The Plant Biosecurity Toolbox can be accessed on the PaDIL—Pest and Disease Image Library.

Access Biosecurity Toolbox


Collecting and Sampling Insects

Collecting and Sampling Insects, by Ian Endersby and published by the Entomological Society of Victoria.
This book provides comprehensive information on a range of sampling techniques for those conducting qualitative or quantitative surveys for:

  • Monitoring land management or conservation practices

  • Documenting life histories and behaviour

  • Delineating range or habitat usage

  • Public education on the breadth of insect diversity and the role of insects in the environment

 For more information, or to order your copy of Collecting and Sampling Insects:

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Collecting and Sampling Insects

Moths of Victoria, by Peter Marriott and published by the Entomological Society of Victoria.

The Entomological Society of Victoria has just published the first of a series of books that plans to illustrate every recorded species of moth from Victoria as a set specimen and with many habitus shots. An accompanying CD contains checklists and biological and distribution data. Volume 1 covers the Bombycoidea.

Contact the Entomological Society of Victoria for more information, or fill out the order form.

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Bugs Alive! A Guide to Keeping Australian Invertebrates

Giant mantids, stick insects, scorpions and spiders coming to a pet shop near you! These amazing creatures and other minibeasts are becoming increasingly popular as pets and as displays in schools, zoos and other education venues.

This exciting new title is the first book on keeping Australian invertebrates. Bugs Alive! contains detailed descriptions (including life-cycle, breeding and feeding) of over 90 species, as well as easy to follow instructions for housing and caring for your invertebrate. Stunning colour photographs and line-art are used extensively throughout the book to describe animals and their anatomy, as well as to depict construction of housing,feeding methods and special displays.

Available at all good bookstores and the Melbourne Museum Shop. Telephone: 03 8341 7620
Further information and links to purchasing options on the Melbourne Museum Website