Thrips of Brazil

Thrips of Brazil The Thysanoptera fauna of Brazil is one of the most diverse in the world. More than 530 species were described based on material collected in Brazilian territory and approximately 700 species are recorded from this country. This number represents more than 10% of the species described in the Thysanoptera. Besides the large…

Key to Families of Australian Aquatic Ephemeroptera Larvae

Australian Aquatic Ephemeroptera Larvae An order of palaeopterous insects. Nymphs of all species are aquatic, and occur in relatively unpolluted, standing and running freshwaters. The adults are short-lived ( a few minutes to several days), take no food, and do not move far from water. Adults are unique amongst living insects in undergoing a final…

The South African Sarcophaginae

The South African Sarcophaginae The flesh flies (Family Sarcophagidae) are comprised of three subfamilies Sarcophaginae, Miltograminae and Paramacronychiinae. This project proposes to focus on members of the subfamily Sarcophaginae found within South Africa. Identifying flesh flies is generally recognized as a difficult challenge because the group is rather uniform in its external morphology. The identification of species within this subfamily is…

Beetles of the World

Beetles of the World Beetles (order Coleoptera) are the most diverse and species-rich group of animals in the world. This fully-illustrated key allows users to identify adult beetles to the level of family, subfamily, and often to genus. Authors: J. F. Lawerence, A. M. Hasting, A. Seago, and A. Slipinski CSIRO Entomology To ask questions…

Australian Soft Scale (Coccidae) Genera

Australian Soft Scale (Coccidae) Genera This is the first key to the known genera of Australian soft scales (Sternorryncha: Coccoidea: Coccidae). About 80 described species of soft scales in 26 genera have been recorded from Australia (Ben-Dov et al. 2009). The real diversity of Australian soft scales in poorly known; most Australian specimens can not…

Dohrniphora longirostrata group

Dohrniphora longirostrata group Dohrniphora longirostrata are a group of insects called phorid flies or scuttle flies, or “coffin flies”. Author: Dr Brian Brown, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Dohrniphora longirostrata Lucid key interface Dohrniphora longirostrata Lucid key feature gallery Dohrniphora longirostrata Lucid key taxon gallery example Previous Next

Key to Insect Orders

Key to Insect Orders Using this unique keying software (Lucid) you do not need to know the taxonomy of the Insect Order you are trying to identify – you can progress from any level or characteristic learning as you go, solving the taxonomic problems by trial and error. This approach makes Key to Insect Orders…