Category: Keys

EUCLID Eucalypts of Australia – Fourth Edition now released

By Matt

New EUCLID now available! “EUCLID Eucalypts of Australia” – The foremost eucalypt identification and botanical guide has reached a new milestone in time for National Eucalypt day (23rd March) with the release of the fourth edition. This tool makes Australia’s most significant group of plants, the eucalypts, available to all from the enthusiastic amateur to…

Identifying Eucalypts made easy

By Matt

Identifying Eucalypts made easy https://www.csiro.au/en/Research/Collections/ANH/Supporting-conservation/Identifying-eucalypts-made-easy This recent online article describes the history since 1997of a CSIRO project to develop EUCLID, an interactive Lucid key for identifying eucalypt species. Using the Australian National Herbarium’s collection of 65,000 eucalypt specimens, the first EUCLID key developed by the project team was a CD product, covering Eucalyptus species in…

Queensland Shark and Ray ID tool

By Matt

This user-friendly identification tool has been developed to aid field identification of shark and ray species and families that may be encountered in Queensland’s inshore net fisheries. Correct species identification, although difficult, is crucial as it unpins accurate data collection for research, monitoring and evaluation of fishery stocks, and increases confidence in the assessments derived…

A Key to the genera of Australian Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)

By Matt

The key is intended to meet the needs of naturalists, biologists and taxonomists who wish to identify Australian jumping spiders. The character set has high redundancy (99 characters, 293 character states) allowing users to begin with whatever observable characters are available to them when using photographs, a high-powered hand lens or a microscope.

Spider mite species of Australia (including key exotic SE Asian pest species)

By Matt

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…