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…

Environmental Weeds of Australia

Environmental Weeds of Australia At the core of this App is an interactive Lucid identification key to 1020 plant species that are either significant or emerging environmental weeds in Australia. To help confirm the identification of weed species the app provides over 10,000 photos and a wealth of information on each weed species and how…

Rust Fungi of Australia

Rust Fungi of Australia Rust Fungi of Australia, an interactive key for species of plant pathogenic rust fungi (Pucciniomycotina) known from Australia. Rust fungi parasitise a wide range of host plants including ferns, conifers and angiosperms. Worldwide, there are about 8000 species of rust fungi and approximately 200 generic names have been proposed. With Rust…

Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants

Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants Edition 8 “Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants” (the Rain Forest Key, or RFK) – the foremost identification and botanical guide to rainforest plants of northern Australia has reached a new milestone with the release of the eighth edition. For the first time the RFK is available as a mobile application which will…

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…

Families of Flowering Plants of Australia

Families of Flowering Plants of Australia Suppose you have found a plant that you cannot identify. You may wish to know more about it – how common or rare it is, for example, or whether it’s poisonous or useful. The first step in finding out more is usually to find out what species the plant…

AusGrass: Grasses of Australia

AusGrass: Grasses of Australia AusGrass, an interactive information system and key for the 1323 native and naturalised species of grass in Australia. This number includes all formally described species and several as-yet undescribed and informal taxa. Keys are provided for many of the recognised subspecies and varieties. With AusGrass you will be able to: Use…

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.…

Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants

Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants The main goal for Edition 7 of Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants was to extend the coverage of the key to include the whole of the Australian tropics; previous editions covered south to Townsville which is c. 450 km north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Thus, Edition 7 adds the taxa found…

Australian Snake ID

Australian Snake ID Australia boasts a rich snake fauna of about 180 species of land snakes, with a further 36 species of venomous sea snakes in its surrounding oceans. Identifying a snake that has been observed in the wild before disappearing into the bush [or ocean], and so cannot be examined close-up, is fraught with…