Tardigrades of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Tardigrades of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park This is a key and field guide to the Phylum Tardigrada in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  It has been developed as part of the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) (www.dlia.org). The key is designed to cover ONLY species in the park, though it includes approximately…

Crop rotations and their resistance to plant-parasitic nematodes

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Crop rotations and their resistance to plant-parasitic nematodes Plant-parasitic nematodes are a major constraint to banana production. An important strategy for management is the use of non-host rotation crops that limit nematode feeding and reproduction. This selection tool provides recommendations for Queensland horticultural industries on the most suitable rotation crop to manage a specific plant-parasitic…

Thrips of California

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Thrips of California 2019 This revised version of Hoddle et al. (2012) has been produced partly to overcome technical problems arising from Java software and partly to incorporate new information and images, together with some additional potentially invasive species. Information pages are provided to 300 species in 108 genera, with the identification system discriminating 249…

Key to the world species of Ips (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

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Key to the world species of Ips (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) About the key A matrix key designed to allow maximum diagnostic inference from male or female specimens of Ips DeGeer, 1775, including damaged specimens. Morphologically similar genera of Ipini, Orthotomicus and Pseudips, are included at genus level to help distinguish Ips from these other genera.…

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

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

Key to willow species and hybrids present in New Zealand

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Key to willow species and hybrids present in New Zealand This key is illustrated with more than 2000 images of willow species and hybrids that are either wild or in cultivation in New Zealand, and the features that are used to identify them. Most illustrations are of willow clones grown in the national willow collection…

Invasive aquatic plants in Europe

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Invasive aquatic plants in Europe Introduction This key is an identification tool for invasive aquatic plants and the close allies (‘look-alikes’). Part of the species is traded as ornamental plants for ponds and aquaria. As such they may escape cultivation and start colonizing natural environments and become a pest. A total of 78 species is…

Pennisetum key

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Pennisetum key Introduction This key is specifically developed for the identification of species belonging to the genus Pennisetum available on the European market. The reason for developing this key is the large number of Pennisetum species and varieties available and the difficulty of distinguishing them from each other. Since August 2017 one Pennisetum species, Pennisetum…

Seedlings of invasive plants

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Seedlings of invasive plants IntroductionThis key helps to identify seedlings of invasive plants, so plants can be recognized in an early stage of development. The species included are those of invasive terrestrial plants and/or plants which are introduced as weeds in imported potplants. A total of 92 species is included. All features are illustrated with…

Seeds of invasive plants

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Seeds of invasive plants IntroductionThis key is an identification tool for seeds of invasive plants. The choice of species was based on an extensive survey of seeds and seed mixtures in trade, where the seeds of these invasive species were found as contamination. A total of 143 species is included. All features are illustrated with…