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Black cricket

The black field cricket in this photograph is getting ready to feed as night sets in. Its wings are flat on its back and its legs are spread wide from its body. Its large back legs enable it to leap.

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Animal weapons: antlered fly

This is a colour clip showing male antlered flies competing with each other on a fallen tree trunk where females come to lay eggs. Only the males possess antlers, with antler size determining whether the male will have the opportunity to mate. The clip shows the winning male mating with a female while another male makes ...

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Eastern goldenhaired blowfly

This is a black-and-white, detailed scientific illustration of an eastern goldenhaired blowfly ('Calliphora stygia') showing body segments, legs and compound eyes. The detailed vein pattern of the wings is clearly visible. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Calliphoridae.)

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Bush fly scientific illustration

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a bush fly ('Musca vetustissima') showing body segments, legs and compound eyes. The detailed vein pattern of the wings is clearly visible and a scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Muscidae.)

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Stinger of the honey bee

This is a close-up colour photograph of the abdomen of the honey bee ('Apis mellifera') showing the stinger. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae.)

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Bull ant queen

This is a colour photograph of a bull ant queen ('Myrmecia' sp) that has shed her wings. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Formicidae.)

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Queensland fruit fly

This is a colour photograph of a Queensland fruit fly ('Bactrocera tryoni'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Tephritidae.)