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

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Spider mite species of Australia (including key exotic southeast Asian pest species) About the keyThis 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).…

Thrips of the British Isles

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Thrips of the British Isles 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…

Key to Order & Superfamily of Australian Collembola

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Key to Order & Superfamily of Australian Collembola This key covers all 14 families of Collembola known from Australia.  Few Collembola are truly aquatic and some families such as Cyphoderidae (ant inquilines) and Oncopoduridae (cave and soil species) would rarely be met in aquatic samples.  But members of almost any family may occur in aquatic…

Key to Orders of Australian Aquatic Arthropoda

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Key to Orders of Australian Aquatic Arthropoda This key is apart of the Keys to Australian Aquatic Macro-Invertebrates. This intermediate-level key covers the huge and diverse phylum Arthropoda. The major classes of arthropod found in inland waters are Crustacea (all life stages) and Insecta (adults and/or larvae and/or pupae).  Lesser components of the fauna include…

Key to Phylum and Class of Australian Aquatic Invertebrates

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Key to Phylum and Class of Australian Aquatic Invertebrates This is the central key in this series of linked Keys to Australian Aquatic Macro-Invertebrates.  The key is designed to identify any specimen to a level corresponding approximately to Phylum or Class. For most major invertebrate groups this key points directly to a family-level subkey.  For arthropod…

Families of Parasitiformes in soil

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Families of Parasitiformes in soil This is a key to the adult females of 43 families and 3 superfamilies of soil-inhabiting parasitiform mites and was originally built in Lucid Professional Version 2.0 (https://www.lucidcentral.org/), then upgraded to v3.6 and redeployed using the Lucid JavaScript based Player.  The key is meant to be comprehensive for the known Australian…

Soil Microarthropods

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Soil Microarthropods This is a key to the major lineages (Classes and Orders) of soil-inhabiting microarthropods. For our purposes this means that arthropods < 1 cm in length as adults are included. Authors: David Evan Walter & Heather C. Proctor Soil Microarthropods home page Soil Microarthropods Lucid key interface Soil Microarthropods feature example Soil Microarthropods…

Invasive Mite Identification: Tools for Quarantine and Plant Protection

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Invasive Mite Identification: Tools for Quarantine and Plant Protection Taxa covered and relationships between the 9 keys in this Lucid based tool These keys are designed to provide support to quarantine workers at three levels: training in mite anatomy and identification, preliminary identification (sorting non-actionable from potentially actionable mites), and advanced taxonomic support. The keys…

Orders, Suborders & Cohorts of Mites in Soil

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Orders, Suborders & Cohorts of Mites in Soil The taxonomy of mites is in a state of flux.  About two dozen major taxa of mites living in soil are currently recognised and variously designated as superorders, orders, suborders (cohorts) or infraorders.  This key allows identification of these groups and also can be used by beginners…