Useful information about minibeasts
A basic overview of these fascinating animals.
Find out more about these small but crucially important animals.
Download our minibeast flash cards free for use in the classroom or at home.
Download free minibeast posters for the classroom or home.
Masters of two wings.
The real transformers.
Information about these tentacle eyed garden dwellers.
Orb-weaving spiders that hunt at night.
Decomposers on a myriad of legs.
The Redback – Australia’s iconic spider.
Some facts about these notorious spiders
Australia has over 200 species of huntsman – this developing reference features clear photographs and distribution maps.
Bullants – Primitive giants of the ant world.
Tiger beetles are the speed demons insect world holding the record for the world’s fastest running insect.
The truths and myths about these odd looking insects.
Minibeast Wildlife’s Blog about life in the rainforest.
Macro-photography by Alan Henderson, specialising in invertebrate, amphibian and reptile photography.
Minibeast Wildlife’s website dedicated to Australian mantids with information, images and species available for purchase.
Minibeast Wildlife’s website dedicated to Australian stick and leaf insects with information, images and species available for purchase.
Australia’s leading shop for captive bred invertebrates, with a huge range of species available.
Information and tips very useful for anyone interested in keeping these amazing insects
A quick introduction to stick insects as pets, covering what is required, some pitfalls and popular species.
See some great images hot off the press by our professional macro-photographer Alan Henderson, get lots of fascinating information about invertebrates and keep up with the goings on at Minibeast Wildlife.
Check out our minibeast videos.
This is one of Australia’s most spectacular spiders which is yet to be scientifically described. It was first discovered in 2006 on a field trip for Melbourne Museum by Deanna and Alan Henderson, Jessie Sinclair and Kerrie Matthews.
Portia fimbriata, the Fringed Jumping Spider is considered to be the world’s most intelligent spider.
High-rise ants that weave leafy nests with silk.