The Caterpillar Key

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

EUCLID Eucalypts of Australia – Fourth Edition

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EUCLID Eucalypts of Australia – Fourth Edition EUCLID provides complete descriptions of 934 species of Angophora, Corymbia and Eucalyptus plus an interactive identification key using LucidTM software. It covers all Australian States and Territories. Over twelve thousand images are used to assist interpretation of species features and the species themselves as well as their geographic distribution. This innovative application makes identification a…

A Key to the genera of Australian Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)

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A Key to the genera of Australian Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) The key is intended to meet the needs of naturalists, biologists and taxonomists who wish to identify Australian jumping spiders. The character set has high redundancy (99 characters, 293 character states) allowing users to begin with whatever observable characters are available to them when…

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).…

WATTLE Acacias of Australia

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WATTLE Acacias of Australia ver. 3 This WATTLE ver. 3 key (which is also available as an App) enables users to identify wattle plants that occur anywhere in Australia or elsewhere in the world where they are grown. It includes 1,057 formally described species of Acacia, plus several hybrids and informal taxa of this genus.…