With the ability to inject liquid venom into would-be predators – venom that happens to be surprisingly similar to that of wasps, spiders and scorpions – the mottled cup moth caterpillar is an intimidating critter.
White-tail spiders have gained a frightening reputation since the 1980s – much of it undeserved. We’ve answered your questions about these misunderstood and maligned arachnids.
Australia’s snakes, spiders and other venomous critters tend to strike fear in many people. But is Australia’s reputation as a nation of deadly creatures deserved?
Bees and wasps were responsible for a third of all hospitalisations due to stings and bites during 2000-2013, according to a new report.
The blue coral snake can shock every nerve in your body with a single bite. A new study reveals how its venom works, and could lead to new pain management treatment.
A 2.5m king brown snake called Chewie has “smashed” the Australian Reptile Park’s venom milking record.
The Australian Reptile Park on the NSW Central Coast will showcase an all-new ‘Deadly & Dangerous’ series these April school holidays.
Amazing footage of a newborn king brown snake hatching and taking its first breath.
Venom is commonly measured by the LD50: the concentration of toxin (lethal dose, mg/kg) required to kill half of a test animal group. A smaller number indicates more concentrated venom, with the most venomous species gaining a rating of <1. These are Australia's most venomous animals, ranked by their LD50 rating.