Families of Parasitiformes in soil
The key consists of a window of characters, each with 2 or more character states, and a window with the 46 taxa. Each character state and taxon has associated images and text. Additional hyper-links to images (e.g. the families in the paragraph above) appear in many of the text boxes. You can view the linked images by clicking on the underlined words. After having viewed the images and read the text, you may choose a character state found on your specimen and taxa scored as not having this state are discarded. With luck, you will end up with only one taxon (and the correct one). Once an identification has been obtained, or if you are stuck with two or more taxa that you cannot separate, the user should always compare their specimen to the taxon images and taxon notes: any deviation between the specimen and the diagnosis, in particular, should be a cause for concern.