Chapter 6. Biodiversity of Australasian Insects

  1. Robert G. Foottit2 and
  2. Peter H. Adler3
  1. Peter S. Cranston

Published Online: 30 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch6

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

How to Cite

Cranston, P. S. (2009) Biodiversity of Australasian Insects, in Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society (eds R. G. Foottit and P. H. Adler), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Environmental Health National Program (Biodiversity), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, K. W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

  2. 3

    Department of Entomology, Soils & Plant Sciences, Clemson University, Box 340315, 114 Long Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0315, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Entomology, University of California at Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151429

Online ISBN: 9781444308211



  • biodiversity of Australasian insects;
  • Australasian insect biodiversity;
  • Lord Howe Island stick insect - Lord Howe Island Group located in Western Pacific Ocean;
  • Australasian birdwing conservation;
  • insect biodiversity in New Zealand and Australia - modest diversity and ecological insignificance of New Zealand ants;
  • threatening processes to Australasian insect biodiversity;
  • Australasian biodiversity conservation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Australasia - the Locale

  • Some Highlights of Australasian Insect Biodiversity

  • Drowning by Numbers? How Many Insect Species are in Australasia?

  • Australasian Insect Biodiversity - Overview and Special Elements

  • Threatening Processes to Australasian Insect Biodiversity

  • Australasian Biodiversity Conservation

  • Conclusion

  • References