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Any of numerous usually small arthropod animals of the class Insecta, having an adult stage characterized by three pairs of legs and a body segmented into head, thorax, and abdomen and usually having two pairs of wings.

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toad bugs

Animals; Insects

Toad Bugs are short stocky bugs with protruding eyes. They are usually dark coloured with a warty appearance and move with waddling steps and short hops. The forelegs are modified into a claw-like ...

titan stick insect

Animals; Insects

The Titan Stick Insect is one of the longest stick insects in Australia. (It used to be considered the longest, but Ctenomorpha gargantua discovered a few years ago is even longer). The Titan is a ...

tiger moth

Animals; Insects

Amata trigonophora is a tiger moth from the family Arctiidae. It has black wings with large orange yellow spots on the wings. The forewings have five large elongated oval yellow spots with the spots ...


Animals; Insects

Thrips are small insects with a long thin body. They are often black in colour. Their mouth parts are designed for rasping and sucking. Many species are pests of garden and agricultural plants


Animals; Insects

Termites live in colonies. Most termites live inside timber or in underground nests. My guess is that the species shown is from the Termitidae family. It has a raised bump like a third eye on its ...

teddy bear bee

Animals; Insects

The Teddy Bear Bee is golden brown with dark brown bands on abdomen. It is a stocky furry looking bee closely related to the Blue-banded Bee. Teddy Bear Bees are solitary bees, although a few females ...

tasmanian inchman

Animals; Insects

The Tasmanian Inchman worker ant is black with reddish brown mandibles, antennae, legs, and a reddish brown segment in the middle of the abdomen. It has short yellow hairs on the head and thorax and ...

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