What wasp is that?

What wasp is that? What wasp is that? contains an interactive identification key to the Australasian families of Hymenoptera and associated information on: the morphology of the Hymenoptera, including annotated drawings of the morphological terms used throughout the guide and key; the families, including images, biologies and defining characters;the diverse biology and ecology of the…

On the Fly

On the Fly – An interactive identification tool for Australian flies Android and iOS apps coming soon. With On The Fly you will be able to: Accurately identify the family to which an Australian fly belongs. Access further information on each Australian fly family, including photographs, a brief morphological description, biology and distribution, and links…

Pest thrips in Timor Leste

Pest thrips in Timor Leste The insect Order Thysanoptera includes about 6300 described species worldwide. The greatest number of species live in tropical countries, but on Timor Leste scarcely 100 species have been recorded. The objective of the work presented here is to enable agricultural, horticultural, and quarantine entomologists of this country to recognize pest…

An Early Screening Tool for Exotic Scarab Pests to Australia

An Early Screening Tool for Exotic Scarab Pests to Australia Scarabaeidae is the largest family within the monophyletic Scarabaeoidea superfamily. It encompasses over 1,600 genera and exceeds 27,000 species worldwide, with numerous species still awaiting description. The larvae of Scarab beetles feed on decomposing plant material, dung or live plant parts. While most of the…

The Caterpillar Key

The Caterpillar Key An interactive key for identifying families of Lepidoptera larvae, particularly those of Australian biosecurity concern. The objective of this Lucid Key for caterpillars is to provide a tool for the identification of caterpillars to family level, with a particular focus on families of biosecurity concern to northern Australia. We have included as…

TingID

TingID Identification of lace bugs intercepted at U.S. ports of entry The Tingidae, known as lace bugs, is a family of true bugs containing around 2,500 species in about 300 genera. Of these, 50 genera and 95 species have been intercepted at US ports of entry, with over 40% of interceptions associated with cargo entering…

Electronic identification key of the genus Chinavia Orian, 1965 (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)

Electronic identification key of the genus Chinavia Orian, 1965 (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Among the green stink bugs, the genus Chinavia Orian is the most specious, with 85 species distributed in the Nearctic, Neotropical and Afrotropical regions. Due to the polyphagous habit, some species are considered as pests in cultivated plants, generating economic importance in this genus.…

Thysanoptera Australiensis

Thysanoptera Australiensis An identification and information system to thrips in Australia This system is a revised version of “Ozthrips” (Mound et al., 2012). It has been produced partly to take advantage of the most recent Lucid software that overcomes technical problems arising from Java software, and partly to incorporate new information and additional taxa and images.…

Key to European genera of bees (Anthophila)

Key to European genera of bees (Anthophila) Geographical scope Map of key to European bee genera The geographical coverage of this key is political, not biogeographical, Europe. The coverage is shown in the map below, and is as follows: Iceland in the northwest, Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya to the north, and Russia East…

Interactive key to New World Diplotaxini genera and to Brazilian Liogenys Guérin-Méneville species

Interactive key to New World Diplotaxini genera and to Brazilian Liogenys Guérin-Méneville species Liogenys Guérin-Méneville, the most speciose Neotropical Diplotaxini, occurs from Panama throughout most of South America to southern Argentina and Chile and comprises about 95 species (Cherman et al. 2019). During the taxonomic revision of this genus (2011-2019) 38 new species were found…