Spider mites of Australia (including key exotic southeast Asian pest species)

Spider mites of Australia (including key exotic southeast Asian pest species) About the key This 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).…

Key to Freshwater Arachnids (Spiders & Mites)

Key to Freshwater Arachnids (Spiders & Mites) This key is apart of the Keys to Australian Aquatic Macro-Invertebrates. The Arachnida belongs to the Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Chelicerata, and is typically placed at the level of Class.  Arachnids are characterised by having 4 pairs of legs as adults and lacking antennae.  Their mouthparts are chelicerae; however,…

Invasive Mite Identification: Tools for Quarantine and Plant Protection

Invasive Mite Identification: Tools for Quarantine and Plant Protection Taxa covered and relationships between the 9 keys in this Lucid based tool These keys are designed to provide support to quarantine workers at three levels: training in mite anatomy and identification, preliminary identification (sorting non-actionable from potentially actionable mites), and advanced taxonomic support. The keys…

Orders, Suborders & Cohorts of Mites in Soil

Orders, Suborders & Cohorts of Mites in Soil The taxonomy of mites is in a state of flux. ¬†About two dozen major taxa of mites living in soil are currently recognised and variously designated as superorders, orders, suborders (cohorts) or infraorders. ¬†This key allows identification of these groups and also can be used by beginners…