Blueprint for survival

Australia, 1977

Film
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Shows the development of moth, beetle, lacewing and fly larvae, through periodic shedding of the rigid outer coating. Stages in nymphal development of the grasshopper, praying mantis, phasmid and sucking bug, final moult of a cicada and tree cricket and emergence of a butterfly are shown. Suitable for secondary years 7-12.

Credits

co-producer

Jim Frazier

Densey Clyne

production company

Mantis Wildlife Films

Language

English

Duration

00:20:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33198

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Biology

Animals & Wildlife → Insects

Animals & Wildlife → Insects - Metamorphosis

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Life (Biology)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life (Biology)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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