Fantastic Phyllium

Here are some of the Australian Leaf Insects Phyllium monteithi we have been breeding. One of our populations originated from a single female specimen that Gerhard Hillmann and myself happened across after Cylone Ita last year here in Kuranda. Gerhard spotted the adult female sitting upon a Golden Penda (Xanthostemon…

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Crazy internet

In 2011 we posted an April Fools joke on our blog site Minibeast Wildlife – Rainforest Encounters. The joke was a huge over-sized huntsman with a leg-span greater than any living spider species. The accompanying story was full of hints that it was a joke – including the scientific name we…

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New website!

We have just launched our new Minibeast Wildlife website –  the one you are now visiting. Our new site is fully responsive (phone and tablet friendly) and more user friendly than our old html site. The old site has served us well since 2008, but with the growth and diversification of…

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Spiders and art

Just recently we and our Redbacks had the enormous honour of working with the inspiring and incredibly talented Del Kathryn Barton. Del is a dual Archibald Prize Winner for paintings in 2008 and 2013. She approached us to do some video work for a dynamic piece she is creating – with…

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