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Spider mite species of Australia (including key exotic southeast Asian pest species)  --  VISIT
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Updated: Sat 12/22/2018 @ 10:59



URL: https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/spider_mites_australia/

About the key

This interactive key provides diagnostics for all the species of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) previously recorded in Australia, based mostly on literature records. Several species collected in Australia, but not yet recorded in the literature, are also included (manuscript in prep). In addition, a few select exotic species from south east Asia of concern to Australia’s biosecurity have also been included, and are indicated by ^^ after the species name. Where possible, the diagnostics (images and data) presented in this key were taken from direct examination of the type specimens. A detailed fact sheet has been provided for nearly all species treated. Australian voucher specimens have not been examined for all species treated in this key, and some records are in need of further investigation.

Note well: voucher specimens were not examined for all species treated in this key, and that several groups of species cannot be separated, but this may change with updates. For example, all the Bryobia species listed cannot be separated from each other, and the members of the Oligonychus ununguis species group are notoriously difficult to separate. When this occurs, unfortunately, the key will continue to present you with character state options, even though no further resolution is possible. In these cases, you must rely on examining the fact sheets for each of the remaining taxa. In addition, there are a few species with various taxonomic issues, for example Tetranychus lambi, where there are possibly two species represented in the type series, and as such, separating that taxon cleanly is not possible as certain character features have multiple character states present.

Note also: that the key opens with female characters only. As characters are selected, the relevant male characters will open for the user to see.

Please contact the author (jenny.beard@qm.qld.gov.au) if you have any issues with the key not working, or suggestions for improvement etc.

Funding

Development of this key has been funded under the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness and Developing Northern Australia white papers, the government’s plans for stronger farmers, a stronger economy and a safe, secure Australia.

Acknowledgements

Immense thanks go to Ronald Ochoa & Debbie Creel of USNM (Beltsville, USA) for the loan of many critical specimens (including types) and for hosting me in the USNM for several months. Further thanks go to Jeremy Carlo Naredo of MNH (Laguna, The Philippines), Alain Migeon of CBGP (Montferrier-sur-Lez, France), and Jan Beccaloni of NHM (London, UK) for the loan of critical specimens, including many types. I also wish to thank Owen Seeman of QM (Brisbane, Australia), Jurgen Otto of Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (Sydney, Australia), Frederic Beaulieu of CNC (Ottawa, Canada), Andrew Manners (Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries), and Jamie Davies DPIPWE (New Town, Tasmania, Australia) for useful comments of draft versions of the key and fact sheets.

Author

Jennifer J Beard, Queensland Museum (http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/)

Version

v1.0 December 2018

Author(s): Jennifer J Beard, Queensland Museum

Thrips of the British Isles  --  VISIT
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Updated: Fri 11/16/2018 @ 11:05



Thysanoptera Britannica et Hibernica

Thrips of the British Isles

This identification and information system includes 177 species of thrips that have been taken alive on the British Isles at least once. It provides a means of identifying species, together with an introduction to what is known of the biology and distribution of each species. The identification system is based largely on adult females as this is the life stage most commonly collected. Printed identification keys that similarly deal with adults of the British thrips fauna include Mound et al, (1976) and zur Strassen (2003), and for larvae an extensive introduction is provided by Vierbergen et al. (2010).

This publication should be cited as follows: Mound LA, Collins DW, Hastings A (2018). Thysanoptera Britannica et Hibernica - Thrips of the British Isles. Lucidcentral.org, Identic Pty Ltd, Queensland, Australia.

URL: https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/british_thrips/

Author(s): Laurence Mound, Dom Collins, Anne Hastings

Wattle Acacias of Australia v3  --  VISIT
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Updated: Fri 08/31/2018 @ 06:42



This WATTLE ver. 3 key (which is also available as an App) enables users to identify wattle plants that occur anywhere in Australia or elsewhere in the world where they are grown. It includes 1,057 formally described species of Acacia, plus several hybrids and informal taxa of this genus. It also includes two species of Acaciella, four species of Senegalia and nine species of Vachellia that occur in Australia and which were previously included in Acacia.

WATTLE ver. 3 builds upon two previous versions of WATTLE, namely, the original version that was published in 2001 on CD and version 2 that was published in 2014 on the Lucidcentral website. Compared with earlier versions, which are no longer available, WATTLE ver. 3 contains more species, updated coding and new or updated descriptions for each taxon, together with photographs and improved distribution maps.

At the heart of WATTLE is a powerful Lucid identification key which helps people of all ages to quickly and accurately identify species. The key is a truly random access tool, one that allows users to enter, in any order, the characteristics of a specimen that they wish to identify. The key then lists those species possessing the characteristics nominated, rejecting those that do not match the criteria entered. By progressively providing additional characteristics about the unknown specimen, users can narrow the search, eventually ending up with just one or a few species.

The key provides context-relevant information (text and images) that assist users to correctly interpret the characteristics of the plant they are attempting to identify. For those who want information about the species that has been identified, WATTLE ver. 3 provides fact sheets containing illustrations, detailed descriptions, photographs and maps that can be accessed directly. Hyperlinks provide simple navigation between fact sheets of related or similar species.

WATTLE ver. 3 is jointly published by the Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS), Canberra, The Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (formerly CALM) and Identic Pty Ltd, Queensland. WATTLE complements the Flora of Australia (www.ausflora.org.au).

For more information visit: https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/wattle/

Author(s): B.R. Maslin (coordinator)

WATTLE Acacias of Australia ver. 2.2 By B.R. Maslin  --  VISIT
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Updated: Fri 08/31/2018 @ 06:35



WATTLE Acacias of Australia ver. 2.2 By B.R. Maslin

Wattle v2.2

  • This key is a revision of WATTLE Acacias of Australia that was published on CD in 2001. 
  • WATTLE ver. 2.2 includes 1274 taxa of Acacia sens. lat. that occur in Australia. These represent all formerly described Acacia sens. str., Acaciella, Vachellia and Senegalia taxa, together with Phrase Name taxa and common hybrid entities where these exist in the public domain and are accompanied by a description; also, 17 new species currently in press (in Nuytsia) are included.
  • For each taxon (except the new species) hyperlinks are provided to information regarding their most current description (sourced from ABRS Flora Online), images (from WorldWideWattle website), distribution map (from AVH) and nomenclature (from APNI).
How to cite this key: Maslin, B.R. (2014). WATTLE2, Interactive Identification of Australian Acacia. Version 2.2. (Department of Parks and Wildlife: Perth.)

Acknowledgements: This revision was made possible by funding provided through Atlas of Living Australia and was undertaken at the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Perth. Rebecca Coppen (DPAW) is gratefully acknowledged for attaching the hyperlinks to information resources for the taxa.

This key has now be superseded by version 3. Visit: https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/wattle/

Author(s): B.R. Maslin

What Bug Is That?  --  VISIT
 Views: 145

Updated: Thu 08/02/2018 @ 04:23



What Bug Is That?

About this project

What Bug Is That? provides identification keys and information to the 600+ insect families of Australia. Learn more about this project and its contributors.

Direct URL: http://anic.ento.csiro.au/insectfamilies/
Author(s): CSIRO

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