Hymenoptera, commonly known as ants, bees, wasps and sawflies,
comprise a significant proportion of the insect diversity in most terrestrial
habitats. This guide contains an interactive key to identify the hymenopteran
families present in Australasia and provides information on their morphology,
biology, classification and collection.
and annotated drawings of the morphological terms used throughout the guide
& ecology Information
diverse biology and ecology of
the group, including parasitism, eusociality, herbivory, beneficial and
invasive species and environmental monitoring and conservation.
families of Hymenoptera that occur in Australasia including
images, biologies and defining characters.
classification, phylogeny and number of described species of Australian and
New Zealand Hymenoptera, including introduced taxa.
range of techniques useful for collecting Hymenoptera for
taxonomic purposes and ecological studies.
comprehensive source of published information referenced in
funding bodies and people that made this project possible.