Blue triangle butterfly (Graphium sarpedon).
Saving insects before it’s too late
If they're small, they fly, crawl, sting or bite, CSIRO’s Dr John La Salle wants to know about them and he describes the race to save our insects in this video podcast. (3:07)
22 January 2008 | Updated 25 November 2011
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Dr John La Salle is Head of the Australian National Insect Collection at CSIRO Entomology and insect discovery naming and description is his business.
The problem is that four-fifths of species are still waiting to be described.
In this video, Dr La Salle explains why it is vital that CSIRO transforms the process before it is too late for many of them.
Find out more about the work of the Australian National Insect Collection.