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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., Identic Pty Ltd, Queensland, Australia.


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 (

For more information visit:

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:

Author(s): B.R. Maslin

What Bug Is That?  --  VISIT
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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:
Author(s): CSIRO

Interactive Multiplex Keys to Adult Female Mosquito Species of China (Diptera, Culicidae)  --  VISIT
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Updated: Wed 08/01/2018 @ 10:29


This key is an interactive diagnostic tool to help identify the medical important species of China, which comprises 33 species, forming a multivariate matrix of 76 morphological characters and more than 410 images to support identification of adult female mosquito species.

Version: October 24, 2016

(also see the website: Morphological Identification of Medical Vector, )

Author(s): Tian-Ci YANG & Xiao-Bin ZHANG

Published by: Zhejiang International Tourism HealthcareCente, 2 Wensan Road of Xihu District, Hangzhou 310012, P.R. China


Cost: Free

Note: This version of Mosquitoes Identification System of China is used for scientific and technological research, rather than for commercial distribution.
Author(s): Tian-Ci YANG & Xiao-Bin ZHANG

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