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Key to the Christmas Beetles of New South Wales

Australian Museum

This key enables the user to identify to species level the adult male and female Christmas Beetles (genus Anoplognathus) occurring in New South Wales. Anoplognathus is a genus of the Rutelinae, a subfamily of the family Scarabaeidae, which includes Dung Beetles, Flower Chafers, Rhinoceros Beetles and Christmas Beetles.

This key was created by Chris Reid and Kindi Smith, of the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Research, Australian Museum, Sydney. The illustrations and key construction are by Kindi Smith with the descriptions and taxonomic decisions by Chris Reid.

The key has been constructed from examination of preserved specimens held at the Australian Museum or loaned from other institutions, and from the revisions of Anoplognathus by Carne (1957, 1958, 1981). The choice of species is based on locality information taken from the Zoological Catalogue for Australian Rutelinae (Cassis and Weir, 1992), literature records, advice from colleagues and specimen data held by the Australian Museum.

Many of the keys were created with the assistance of Community Access to Natural Resource Information (CANRI) funding. For more information on the resources available through CANRI, visit the CANRI website at http://www.canri.nsw.gov.au/

Any questions, comments or suggestions on the keys are welcome - contact Paul Flemons, Manager, Collections Informatics Unit.

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Key Author(s): The illustrations and key construction are by Kindi Smith with the descriptions and taxonomic decisions by Chris Reid Key Version: 1.0
Campbell Island Freshwater Invertebrate Key

Campbell Island/Motu Ihupuku lies 700 km south of New Zealand’s mainland, the most southerly of the five New Zealand Subantarctic groups.

There are two identification keys to the freshwater invertebrate taxa of Campbell Island. This key is for identifying most taxa (except Chironomidae larvae) beyond family level.

The key is suitable for users that have basic knowledge in invertebrate identification or animal biology.

The keys were made possible by funding from the Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (TFBIS) Programme.

How to cite the key:  McMurtrie, S.A.; Sinton, A.M.R.; & Winterbourn, M.J.; 2014. Lucid identification key to the freshwater invertebrate taxa of Campbell Island. EOS Ecology, Christchurch.

Go to the website: www.ciinvertkey.com

Key Author(s): McMurtrie, S.A.; Sinton, A.M.R.; & Winterbourn, M.J. Key Version: 1.0 

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Key Author(s): McMurtrie, S.A.; Sinton, A.M.R.; & Winterbourn, M.J. Key Version: 1.0
Campbell Island Larval Chironomidae Key

Campbell Island/Motu Ihupuku lies 700 km south of New Zealand’s mainland, the most Campbell Island/Motu Ihupuku lies 700 km south of New Zealand’s mainland, the most southerly of the five New Zealand Subantarctic groups.

There are two identification keys to the freshwater invertebrate taxa of Campbell Island. This key is for identifying the freshwater Chironomidae larvae of Campbell Island to genus or species level.

The key is suitable for users that have basic knowledge in invertebrate identification or animal biology.

The keys were made possible by funding from the Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (TFBIS) Programme.

How to cite the key:  McMurtrie, S.A.; Sinton, A.M.R.; & Winterbourn, M.J.; 2014. Lucid identification key to the freshwater Chironomidae of Campbell Island. EOS Ecology, Christchurch.

Go to the website: www.ciinvertkey.com

Key Author(s): McMurtrie, S.A.; Sinton, A.M.R.; & Winterbourn, M.J. Key Version: 1.0

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: Jul 9, 2014 Views: 122
Key Author(s): McMurtrie, S.A.; Sinton, A.M.R.; & Winterbourn, M.J. Key Version: 1.0
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