Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) is the worlds largest
collection of Australian insects and related organisms, containing over
11 million specimens. The Collection is an essential resource for taxonomic
research and provides the basis for the discovery, inventory and understanding
of Australias insect biodiversity.
The ANIC database currently contains more than 460 000 specimens from
over 44 000 sites across Australia and nearby regions. Please note that
this represents only a small fraction of our total holdings. The available
data is a reflection of various projects that required specimen data
entry, therefore some groups are well represented and others not at
all - although there may be specimens in the physical collection.
A complete list of taxa present in the database can be downloaded
as a CSV file.
Computers can access data through our TapirLink
Information on specimens is also available through GBIF, OZCAM and ZipCode Zoo.