Parks resources for schools
Invertebrates are all animals that do not have a backbone.
Cone-shaped pits are commonly seen in sandy soil throughout the NT. These traps are made by an unusual predator called the ant-lion.
Read about ant-lions. PDF, 410.26 KB
Not all cockroaches are pests, there are native ones too.
Read about cockroaches. PDF, 332.46 KB
Australia has hundreds of different species of grasshoppers that come in all shapes, sizes and colours.
Read about grasshoppers. PDF, 414.59 KB
Green ants are common in the trees of northern Australia.
This aggressive insect is one of natures most skillful builders.
Read about green ants. PDF, 402.59 KB
Hermit crabs are unusual because they use sea snail shells for their homes - the ultimate recyclers.
Read about hermit crabs. PDF, 414.37 KB
At least two species of mouse spiders are found in the NT and they can grow to the size of a 50 cent coin.
Read about mouse spiders. PDF, 404.87 KB
Sometimes condemned as pests, termites are hard workers that are vital to the Australian bush.
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Last updated: 07 March 2019