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

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 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,…

Key to Orders of Australian Aquatic Arthropoda

Key to Orders of Australian Aquatic Arthropoda This key is apart of the Keys to Australian Aquatic Macro-Invertebrates. This intermediate-level key covers the huge and diverse phylum Arthropoda. The major classes of arthropod found in inland waters are Crustacea (all life stages) and Insecta (adults and/or larvae and/or pupae).  Lesser components of the fauna include…