Friday, 28 December 2012

Web ID resources

The internet has revolutionised natural history.  More literature - keys, photo galleries, discussion threads - is more widely available now than at any previous point, and more and more experts are easily contactable to check what you've found. However, these resources are scattered far and wise across the web, buried in distant sites even Google barely knows, and often the hardest thing can be finding a reliable starting place. 

I'm a biologist by trade, a naturalist by inclination, and since I first found the internet I've been collecting links on how to identify British wildlife.  Chatting to a few friends has finally persuaded me to put the links somewhere useful!  The links are grouped by family, sorted alphabetically by Class and then by Order, and are just sites I've found useful, mainly keys and galleries.  I'm sure they're not comprehensive, but they're a start! If you know of more, please do email me on richardcomont at gmail.com & I'll add them.

Several of the sites aren't in English - I tend to open these sites using Google Chrome, which has an inbuilt translation facility which seems to work fairly well, and which will pop up automatically when the site loads

The most important thing you can do with your sighting is to record it, and turn your sighting into a biological record.  These records build into data, which can be used in myriad different ways - scientifically, to indicate the general health of the countryside, to determine the effects of an invasive species on native populations, or just to prove that this particular field is a wildlife haven that shouldn't be built on.  None of it is possible unless you write down your findings! 

Recording:
Cross-taxa online recording (many of the taxonomical schemes below also welcome records) - http://www.brc.ac.uk/iRecord/

Explore species distributions with the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Gateway - http://data.nbn.org.uk
Biological recording news, tools and resources from the NBN - www.nbn.org.uk

Find your vice-county from a grid ref - http://herbariaunited.org/gridrefVC/
Find your grid ref with side-by-side map & aerial photo - http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm
Find grid refs/vice-county with side-by-side map & aerial photo - http://www.bnhs.co.uk/focuson/grabagridref/html/index.htm
Grid ref converter (includes batch converter) - http://gps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/etrs89geo_natgrid.asp


Identifying:
Useful crosstaxa ID sites:
Excellent photo ID site (anything vaguely wildlifey!) - http://www.ispot.org.uk/
Identification keys (multi-access Bayesian keys, designed to be as easy as possible to use) - http://www.ispot.org.uk/webkeys/
Malcolm Storey's online field guide, BioImages - http://www.bioimages.org.uk/
Guide to ID & recording of non-native species in Britain - https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/nonnativespecies/factsheet/index.cfm
Delta interactive multi-access keys (very many available, program download necessary) - http://delta-intkey.com/www/data.htm
Various galleries of British wildlife - http://www.amanita-photolibrary.co.uk/page4.html
Field Studies Council downloadable guides - http://www.field-studies-council.org/fieldstudies/category.htm
UK Safari (photo guide) - http://www.uksafari.com/index.htm
Wild About Britain - http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/
OPAL Explore Nature guides & keys - http://www.opalexplorenature.org/Identification
EakringBirds - many photos, very far from just birds! - http://www.eakringbirds.com/index.htm
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Open Research Archive (NORA) - (theoretically) all NERC output, ie ITE, CEH, BRC atlases, etc - http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/
David Fenwick's photo fauna (terrestrial) - http://www.aphotofauna.com/
Cornwall's wildlife - http://www.carolscornwall.com/
Naturespot, the wildlife of Leicestershire & Rutland (applicable way beyond) - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/content/species-library
Search for factsheets on non-native species - https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/nonnativespecies/factsheet/index.cfm
Highland Biological Recording Group - http://www.hbrg.org.uk/index.html?
Canadian journal of arthropod identification (mainly Canadian species) - http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/bsc/ejournal/ejournal.html
Online-keys site, user-submitted - http://www.online-keys.net/infusions/keys/keys_view.php
Biodiversity Heritage Library's Flickr sets - http://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/sets/
3I system of various interactive keys - http://imperialis.inhs.illinois.edu/dmitriev/index.asp


Cross-taxa, by habitat:
Freshwater invertebrates:
Riverfly Recording Scheme (Ephemoptera, Plecoptera & Trichoptera) (Mayflies, stoneflies & caddis-flies) - http://www.brc.ac.uk/schemes/RRS/homepage.htm
Field key to the invertebrates of stony hill streams - http://www.field-studies-council.org/fieldstudies/documents/vol4.2_99.pdf
Interactive key to families of European limnofauna (superset of the British fauna but still useful!) - http://wbd.etibioinformatics.nl/bis/limno.php?menuentry=sleutel
Digital key to the aquatic insects of North Dakota - http://www.waterbugkey.vcsu.edu/index.htm
Freshwater animals of the Netherlands - http://www.microcosmos.nl/maingal.htm


Marine life:
Marine Life Information Network gallery - http://www.marlin.ac.uk/gallerycategory.php?gcatid=8
David Fenwick's photo guide to marine & rocky shore life - http://www.aphotomarine.com/
Marine species identification portal - http://species-identification.org/

Cave life:


By group:
Arthropods (insects, crustaceans, arachnids, centipedes, millipedes, etc)
Guide to the Arthropod orders (insects, crustaceans, arachnids, centipedes, millipedes) - http://www.amentsoc.org/insects/what-bug-is-this/arthropods.html
FSC Invertebrate Challenge site, with resources - http://www.invertebrate-challenge.org.uk/newsletters-and-resources.aspx


Insecta (insects):
Entomology glossary of useful terms - http://www.amentsoc.org/insects/glossary/
OPAL 'Bugs Count' survey of some common insects - http://www.opalexplorenature.org/bugscount
Guide to (& survey for) some common pollinator species - http://www.buglife.org.uk/getinvolved/surveys/Pollinator+Survey/
Database of insects and their foodplants (look up what eats what) - http://www.brc.ac.uk/DBIF/homepage.aspx
Royal Entomological Society downloadable handbooks - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/content/out-print-handbooks


Coleoptera (beetles):
Beetle News: free, online journal for sightings & keys - http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/
Atlas of the beetles of Warwickshire (62mb zip file) - http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/2011/beetles-of-warwickshire.zip
Photos of a decent proportion of the British beetles, including notes on ID features (particularly for difficult species pairs) - www.thewcg.org.uk
Mark Telfer's beetle site - a wide range of keys, guides, test keys, and much more - www.markgtelfer.co.uk
Online archive containing Fowler's 'The Coleoptera of the British Isles' to download - http://www.archive.org/index.php
Online archive containing several volumes of the 'Faune de France' series for download - http://www.faunedefrance.org/BibliothequeVirtuelleNumerique
Online archive containing Reitter's 'Die K√§fer des Deutschen Reiches' (1908) for download - http://www.biolib.de/
The Coleopterist magazine - photo gallery, county-by-county rare beetle finder, and the British checklist - http://www.coleopterist.org.uk/
Somewhat random beetle photo guide - http://beetles.source.at/english/system.htm
Photo gallery of the beetles of Germany (in English) - http://www.kerbtier.de/enindex.html
Another photo gallery of German beetles - http://www.koleopterologie.de
Beetles of Britain website http://www.coleoptera.org.uk/
Die Kafer Europas (in German) - http://www.coleo-net.de/coleo/index.htm

RES out-of-print handbook on Coleoptera, Introduction and keys to families - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol04_Part01.pdf
Keys to the beetles of Europe (in German) - http://www.coleo-net.de/coleo/html/start.htm
Online key to the beetles of the world - http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/botw/

Water beetles:

Wood-boring beetles:
Wood-boring beetles of the world - http://www.barkbeetles.org/

Aderidae:
Mark Telfer's Aderidae guide - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/aderidae/
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf

Alleculidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf

Anobiidae (furniture beetles):
Beetle News 3.3 - Guide to splitting the woodworm species pair Anobium punctatum/A. inexpectum - http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/2011/beetle-news-vol-03-no-03-2011-october.pdf

Anthicidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf

Biphyllidae:

Bruchidae:

Buprestidae (jewel beetles):
Oak Jewel Beetle (Agrilus biguttatus) survey - http://sylva.org.uk/treewatch/oakJewel
RES out-of-print handbook on Buprestidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part01b.pdf
Mark Telfer's Buprestidae (jewel beetles) guides - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/buprestidae-jewel-beetles/

Byrrhidae (pill beetles):
Mark Telfer's Byrrhidae (pill-beetles) guide & key - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/byrrhidae-pill-beetles/
Mark Telfer's work-in-progress key to Byrrhidae & Limnichidae - https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxY4LbM806l5UzdPYy1VcWo0c2c/edit?pli=1
Key to Byrrhidae - https://sites.google.com/site/mikesinsectkeys/Home/keys-to-coleoptera/byrrhidae

Cantharidae (soldier beetles):
Mark Telfer's Cantharidae (soldier-beetles) guide & keys - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/cantharidae/
Fitton & Eversham Cantharidae (soldier beetle) key - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/files/2012/04/CantharidaeKeys_v3.pdf

Carabidae (ground beetles):
Ground beetles (Carabidae) of Ireland (key and photo gallery) - http://www.habitas.org.uk/groundbeetles/
RES out-of-print handbook on Carabidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol04_Part02.pdf
Mark Telfer's Carabidae (ground beetles) guides - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/carabidae-ground-beetles/
John Walter's (and Mark Telfer's) carabid sheets: http://johnwalters.co.uk/publications/guide-to-british-beetles.php#4
Gallery of Palearctic carabids (ground beetles) - http://www.kaefer-der-welt.de/carabidae_palaearktische_region.htm
WCG key to all the British Notiophilus spp (big-eyed Carabids) - http://www.thewcg.org.uk/keys/Keynotiophilus.asp
WCG key to all the British Elaphrus carabids - http://www.thewcg.org.uk/keys/Keyelaphrus.asp?StepNum=1
Carabidae of Europe http://www.eurocarabidae.de/eu/

Cerambycidae (longhorn beetles):
Beetle News 3.1 - Guide to common longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae) - http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/2011/beetle-news-vol-03-no-01-2011-march.pdf
Longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae) of Europe photo gallery - http://www.cerambyx.uochb.cz//index.htm
RES out-of-print handbook on Cerambycidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part12.pdf
Mark Telfer's Cerambycidae (longhorn beetles) guide - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/cerambycidae-longhorn-beetles/
Ecology & natural history of Leiopus nebulosus & L. linnei (Cerambycidae) in Poland - http://pte.au.poznan.pl/ppe/PJE_2010/20_Gutowski_i_in.pdf
Separating Leiopus nebulosus & L. linnei (Cerambycidae) - http://molbiol.ru/forums/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=67775

Cerylonidae:

Chrysomelidae:
Keys to Chrysomelinae (genera), Cryptophagidae (spp) & Criocerinae (spp) - https://sites.google.com/site/mikesinsectkeys/Home/keys-to-coleoptera/chrysomelidae
Guide to the ladybirds of Britain (& online recording) - http://www.ladybird-survey.org/
Ladybirds of the Netherlands (mostly in English) - http://stippen.nl/english.php
Key to the ladybirds of Europe (in German) - http://www.coleo-net.de/coleo/texte/coccinellidae.htm
The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America north of Mexico (Gordon, 1985) (scanned & OCR'd, so slightly scrambled) - http://www.discoverlife.org/users/l/Losey,_John/JEL.html
List of photos of ladybirds (Coccinellidae) (Mostly species occurring in North America) - http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/entomology_photos/Coleoptera/Coccinellidae/
Ladybirds (Coccinellidae) of Ireland (photo gallery and key) - http://www.habitas.org.uk/ladybirds/
RES out-of-print handbook on Coccinellidae & Sphindidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part07.pdf
Gilles San Martin's ladybird gallery (adults; Belgium but much overlap) -  http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanmartin/sets/72157600404369181/
Gilles San Martin's ladybird gallery (larvae; Belgium but much overlap) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanmartin/sets/72157603566251878/
Gilles San Martin's ladybird behaviour gallery (Belgium but much overlap) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanmartin/sets/72157603439342640/
Ladybirds (ladybeetles) of the eastern USA - http://www.easternladybeetles.com/
Gallery of the commoner ladybirds - http://www.eakringbirds.com/eakringbirds2/ladybirds.htm
Richard Comont's adult ladybirds gallery - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcomont/sets/72157623774877905/
Richard Comont's pupal ladybirds gallery - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcomont/sets/72157626283897399/
Richard Comont's larval ladybirds gallery - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcomont/sets/72157626283916673/

Corylophidae:
Mark Telfer's Corylophidae guide (& key to Sericoderus spp) - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/corylophidae/

Curculionidae (weevils):
Beetle News 4.1 - Guide to broad-nosed weevils (Polydrusus & Phyllobius) in broad-leaved trees - http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/2012/beetle-news-vol-04-no-01-2012-may.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Scolytidae and Platypodidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part15.pdf
Mark Telfer's Curculionoidae (weevils) guide - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/curculionoidea-weevils/
Mark Telfer's Scolytinae and Platypodinae (bark beetles) guide - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/bark-beetles/

Dasytidae:

Dermestidae (hide, larder and carpet beetles):
Mark Telfer's Dermestidae (carpet, hide & larder beetles & allies) guide - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/dermestidae/
Dermestidae guide (hide, larder & carpet beetles) - http://www.dermestidae.com/

Drilidae:
Mark Telfer's guide to Drilidae (Drilus flavescens) - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/drilidae-drilus-flavescens/
Dytiscidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Hydradephaga (Haliplidae, Hygrobiidae, Dytiscidae (inc Noteridae), & Gyrinidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol04_Part03.pdf

Eucnemidae (click beetles):
Mark Telfer's Elateridae, Eucnemidae, & Throscidae (click beetles) guide & key - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/elateridae-eucnemidae-and-throscidae/

Elateridae (click beetles):
Beetle News 2.1 - Guide to the species of Agriotes (Elateridae) (some of the click-beetles) - http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/2010/beetle-news-vol-02-no-01-2010-march.pdf
Mark Telfer's Elateridae, Eucnemidae, & Throscidae (click beetles) guide & key - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/elateridae-eucnemidae-and-throscidae/
Guide & gallery to Elateridae (click-beetles) - http://elateridae.co.uk/

Erotylidae:
Beetle News 3.3 - key to the species of Erotylidae and Tetratomidae (corrected from 3.2) - http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/2011/beetle-news-vol-03-no-03-2011-october.pdf
Mark Telfer's Erotylidae guide - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/erotylidae/

Geotrupidae (dor beetles):
Beetle News 2.2 - Guide to the Dor beetles (Geotrupidae & Bolboceratidae) - http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/2010/beetle-news-vol-02-no-02-2010-december.pdf
Beetle News 3.1 - Guide to the mandibles of the Geotrupidae (addition to 2.2) - http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/2011/beetle-news-vol-03-no-01-2011-march.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Scarabaeoidea (Lucanidae, Trogidae, Geotrupidae, Scarabaeidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part11_ed1.pdf

Gyrinidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Hydradephaga (Haliplidae, Hygrobiidae, Dytiscidae (inc Noteridae), & Gyrinidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol04_Part03.pdf

Haliplidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Hydradephaga (Haliplidae, Hygrobiidae, Dytiscidae (inc Noteridae), & Gyrinidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol04_Part03.pdf
Hygrobiidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Hydradephaga (Haliplidae, Hygrobiidae, Dytiscidae (inc Noteridae), & Gyrinidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol04_Part03.pdf

Lagriidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf

Lampyridae:
Glow-worms (Lampyris noctiluca (glow-worm) & Phosphaenus hemipterus (lesser glow-worm)) - http://www.glowworms.org.uk/ especially http://www.glowworms.org.uk/ident.html
Mark Telfer's Lampyridae (glow-worms) guide - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/lampyridae-glow-worms/

Lucanidae (stag beetles):
RES out-of-print handbook on Scarabaeoidea (Lucanidae, Trogidae, Geotrupidae, Scarabaeidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part11_ed1.pdf

Lycidae (net-winged beetle):
Mark Telfer's Lycidae (Net-winged beetles) guide, with Mike Fitton's key - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/lycidae/

Lymnichidae:
Mark Telfer's work-in-progress key to Byrrhidae & Limnichidae - https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxY4LbM806l5UzdPYy1VcWo0c2c/edit?pli=1

Melandryidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf

Meloidae (oil beetles):
Guide to (& survey for), oil beetles (Meloe species) - http://www.buglife.org.uk/getinvolved/surveys/Oil+Beetle+Hunt/
Mark Telfer's Meloidae (oil-beetles) guide - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/meloidae-oil-beetles/
Finding oil beetle (Meloidae) triungulins on bees (specifically, Stenoria analis on Colletes hederae (ivy bee) - now in Britain!) - http://zoologie.umh.ac.be/asef/pdf/2007_43_04%5Ccompact%5CVereecken_Mahe_2007_ASEF_43_4_493_496_compact.pdf
John Walters' oil beetle (Meloidae) guide - http://johnwalters.co.uk/research/oil-beetles.php
John Walters' oil beetle (Meloidae) ID tips (includes Meloe mediterraneus) - http://johnwalters.co.uk/research/oil-beetle-identification.php
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf

Mordellidae (tumbling flower beetles):
Mark Telfer's Mordellidae (tumbling flower-beetles) guide - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/mordellidae/
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf
Mycteridae:
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf

Nitulidae:
Beetle News 1.4 - Guide to the species of Glischrochilus (Nitidulidae) - http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/2009/beetle-news-vol-01-no-04-2009-december.pdf

Noteridae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Hydradephaga (Haliplidae, Hygrobiidae, Dytiscidae (inc Noteridae), & Gyrinidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol04_Part03.pdf

Oedemeridae:
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf

Phalacridae:
Mark Telfer's Phalacridae guide & key - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/phalacridae/
RES out-of-print handbook on Phalacridae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part05b.pdf
Mark Telfer's work-in-progress key to Phalacridae - https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxY4LbM806l5eV9HYThFZHlEZXc/edit

Platypodidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Scolytidae and Platypodidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part15.pdf
Mark Telfer's Scolytinae and Platypodinae (bark beetles) guide - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/bark-beetles/

Pselaphidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Pselaphidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol04_Part09.pdf

Pyrochroidae (cardinal beetles):
Mark Telfer's Pyrochroidae (cardinal beetles) guide - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/pyrochroidae/
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf

Pythidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf

Rhipiphoridae:
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf

Rhizophagidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Rhizophagidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part05a.pdf

Salpingidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf

Scarabaeidae (scarab beetles & chafers):
Beetle News 1.2 - Guide to Onthophagus dung beetles (Scarabaeidae) - http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/2009/beetle-news-vol-01-no-02-2009-july.pdf
Guide to the Rose Chafer (Cetonia aurata) life cycle (in French but with many pictures) - http://www.insectes-net.fr/cetoine/cetoi2.htm
RES out-of-print handbook on Scarabaeoidea (Lucanidae, Trogidae, Geotrupidae, Scarabaeidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part11_ed1.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Dung Beetles & chafers - Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part11.pdf
Dung beetle recording scheme image gallery -  http://www.coleoptera.org.uk/index.php?q=scarabaeoidea%2Fgallery

Scolytidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Scolytidae and Platypodidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part15.pdf
Mark Telfer's Scolytinae and Platypodinae (bark beetles) guide - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/bark-beetles/

Scraptiidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf

Silphidae (burying beetles):
Beetle News 1.1 - Guide to Nicrophorus (burying beetles(Silphidae)) - http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/2009/beetle-news-vol-01-no-01-2009-march.pdf

Silvanidae:

Staphylinidae (rove beetles):
RES out-of-print handbook on Staphylinidae, Piestinae to Euaesthetinae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol04_Part08a.pdf
Mark Telfer's Staphylinidae (rove beetles) guides - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/staphylinidae-rove-beetles/

Tetratomidae:
Beetle News 3.3 - key to the species of Erotylidae and Tetratomidae (corrected from 3.2) - http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/2011/beetle-news-vol-03-no-03-2011-october.pdf
Mark Telfer's Tetratomidae guide - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/tetratomidae/
RES out-of-print handbook on small families of Coleoptera (Lagriidae, Alleculidae, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Salpingidae, Pythidae, Mycteridae, Oedemeridae, Mordellidae, Scraptiidae, Pyrochroidae, Rhipiphoridae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Meloidae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol05_Part09.pdf

Throscidae (click beetles):
Mark Telfer's Elateridae, Eucnemidae, & Throscidae (click beetles) guide & key - http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/elateridae-eucnemidae-and-throscidae/

Trogidae:


Dermaptera (earwigs):
RES out-of-print handbook on Orthoptera & Dermaptera - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol01_Part05.pdf
Diptera (flies):
Dave Gibb's website (principally Pipunculidae (big-headed flies) & Bombyliidae (bee-flies)) - http://davidjgibbs.webs.com/
Diptera.info's page of links to web-keys (most not for British species, but some overlap) - http://www.diptera.info/weblinks.php?cat_id=7
Gallery of flies at Diptera.info - http://www.diptera.info/photogallery.php
AIDGAP keys to the families of British Diptera (Unwin, 1981) - http://www.field-studies-council.org/fieldstudies/documents/vol5.3_143_A.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Diptera. Introduction and key to families - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol09_Part01.pdf
Richard Comont's Diptera flickr set - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcomont/sets/72157623899325040/
Photogalleries of the Diptera of East Yorkshire - http://www.flickr.com/photos/52163027@N02/collections/72157632416514936/
Anatomical Atlas to flies - http://www.ento.csiro.au/biology/fly/fly.php
Naturespot general fly gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19427

Brachycera:

Agromyzidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Agromyzidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol10_Part05g.pdf

Aseiidae:
Key to the Asteiidae of North Western Europe and the West Palaearctic - http://www.online-keys.net/infusions/keys/keys_print.php?key_no=6
 
Asilidae (robber-flies):
A multitude of keys to the Asilidae (robber-flies) - http://www.geller-grimm.de/key.htm
Tentative key to the subfamilies of robber-flies (Asilidae) - http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/zt03031p046.pdf
Photo-guide to the robberflies of Northern Europe (in Dutch) - http://waarneming.nl/download/fotogidsAsilidae.pdf

Bombyliidae:
Key to the bee-flies (Bombyliidae) of NW Europe - http://home.hccnet.nl/mp.van.veen/bombyliidae/index.html
Erica McAlister's NHM guide to bee-flies - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/blogs/diptera-blog/2011/04/12/beeflies?fromGateway=true

Calliphoridae:

Camillidae:
Key to the Western European species of genus Camilla - http://www.online-keys.net/infusions/keys/keys_print.php?key_no=7

Clusiidae:
Key to the world genera (and North American species) of Clusiidae - http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/bsc/ejournal/lcm_14/lcm_14.html

Conopidae:
Key to the thick-headed flies (Conopidae) of NW Europe - http://home.hccnet.nl/mp.van.veen/conopidae/index.html
RES out-of-print handbook on Conopidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol10_Part03a.pdf
Conopidae of the Netherlands (in Dutch) - http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/document/491918

Diopsoidae (stalk flies):
Darwyn Sumner's key to stalk flies - http://www.dipteristsforum.org.uk/documents/Diopsoidea.pdf

Dolichopodidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Dolichopodidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol09_Part05.pdf
Checklist and keys to Dolichopodidae of northern Europe - http://www.diptera.info/downloads/Grichanov_N_Europe.pdf
Checklist and keys to Dolichopodidae of the Caucasus & Eastern Mediterranean - http://www.diptera.info/downloads/Grichanov_2007b.pdf
Keys to the species of genus AphrosylusCampsicnemus, & Diaphorus - https://sites.google.com/site/mikesinsectkeys/Home/diptera/dolichopodidae

Empididae:
Key to European species of genus Stilpon http://www.online-keys.net/infusions/keys/keys_print.php?key_no=4

Heleomyzidae:
Key to the British species of genus Suillia - http://www.online-keys.net/infusions/keys/keys_print.php?key_no=19

Hybotidae:
Key to the West-Palaearctic species of Elaphropeza - http://www.online-keys.net/infusions/keys/keys_print.php?key_no=16

Lauxaniidae:
Terminalia of Eastern European Lauxaniidae - http://www.diptera.info/downloads/Remm_Elberg_1979.pdf

Lonchaeidae:
Lonchaeidae online, including key - http://lonchaeidae.myspecies.info/

Muscidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Muscidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol10_Part04b.pdf
Identification of the house-fly, Musca domestica - http://www.icb.usp.br/~marcelcp/Muscadomestica.htm

Nerioidea (stilt-legged flies):

Phoridae (scuttle-flies):
Key to the European species of Phalacrotophora (Phoridae) parasitic on ladybirds - http://www.diptera.info/downloads/Disney_Beuk_1997.pdf
ID of Phalacrotophora beuki (Phoridae) - http://www.diptera.info/downloads/Durska_Ceryngier_Disney_2003.pdf

Pipunculidae:
Test key to Dorylomorpha (Pipunculidae) - http://davidjgibbs.webs.com/downloads/Dorylomorpha%20key.pdf
Test key to Cephalops (Pipunculidae) - http://davidjgibbs.webs.com/downloads/Cephalops%20key.pdf
Key to European genera/tribes of Pipunculidae - http://www.kehlmaier.de/pipunculidae1.html

Rhagionidae (snipe-flies):
Key to the snipe-flies (Rhagionidae & Athericidae) of NW Europe - http://home.hccnet.nl/mp.van.veen/KEYS/Rhagionidae/Rhagionidae.html

Syrphidae:
Guide to hoverflies (& recording) - http://www.hoverfly.org.uk/portal.php
RES out-of-print handbook on Syrphidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol10_Part01.pdf
Sphaerophoria terminalia images to clarify diagrams on pages 104-107 in Stubbs & Falk - http://www.invertebrate-challenge.org.uk/media/187574/sphaerophoria_terminalia_print_res.pdf
Neoascia and Sphegina species, images of the chitinous bridge character of Stubbs & Falk - http://www.invertebrate-challenge.org.uk/media/519024/chitinous_bridge_feature.pdf
Syrphid database (traits, phenology, habitat associations, etc) - http://www.iol.ie/~millweb/syrph/syrphid.htm
Photogallery of British hoverflies - http://syrphidae.3644.co.uk/
Naturespot hoverfly gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19415

Tabinidae:

Tachinidae:
Tachinidae recording scheme (gallery) - http://tachinidae.org.uk/site/index.php
Various keys from the Tachinidae recording scheme - http://tachinidae.org.uk/blog/?page_id=156
North American Dipterist's society Tachinidae page (includes good morphology page) - http://www.nadsdiptera.org/Tach/home.htm
MOSCHweb - interactive key to Tachinid genera of Western Europe - http://www.tachinidae.eu/

Therevidae (stiletto-flies):
Key to the stiletto-flies (Therevidae) of NW Europe - http://home.hccnet.nl/mp.van.veen/therevidae/therevidae.html

Xylomidae:
Key to some European species of Xylomidae - http://www.online-keys.net/infusions/keys/keys_print.php?key_no=10

Xylophagidae:
The European species of genus Xylophagus - http://www.online-keys.net/infusions/keys/keys_print.php?key_no=3


Nematocera:
RES out-of-print handbook on Nematocera: families Trichoceridae to Culicidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol09_Part02_2_Trichoceridae-Culicidae.pdf

Anisopodidae:
Key to the Palaearctic species of genus Silvicola - http://www.online-keys.net/infusions/keys/keys_print.php?key_no=1

Cecidomyiidae:
Keys to the subfamilies & genus of Cecidomyiidae - https://sites.google.com/site/mikesinsectkeys/Home/diptera/cecidomyiidae
Ceratopogonidae (biting midges):
Key to Culicoides midges (of vetinary importance) - http://www.culicoides.net/taxonomy/identification-keys/UK01-1

Chironomidae (non-biting midges):

Culicidae (mosquitoes):

Mycetobiidae:

Psychopteridae:

Scatopsidae, the dung-midges:

Tipulidae, the craneflies:
ID guide to the crane-flies (Tipulidae) of Pennsylvania - http://iz.carnegiemnh.org/cranefly/idkeys.htm
The West Palearctic species of Ctenophorinae (key) - http://www.nev.nl/eb/EB-2006/EB-66(5)/2006-138-149-Oosterbroek.pdf
Alan Stubbs' draft keys to craneflies - http://www.dipteristsforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?pid=1609#p1609

Ulidiidae:

Ephemoptera (Mayflies):
Old site (half dead but keys appear intact) - http://www.ephemeroptera.britannica.freeservers.com/Contents.htm
RES out-of-print handbook on Ephemoptera - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol01_Part09.pdf
Key to the world genera of larval & adult-male Heptageniidae - http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/bsc/ejournal/wm_07/wm_07.html


Hemiptera (true bugs):
Guide to the bugs (sub-order Hemiptera) - http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/index.html
Guide to the bugs (sub-order Homoptera - key to hopper families) - http://www.ledra.co.uk
Occasional web publication of hemipteran news, sometimes with keys - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/
Het news 1: Micronecta minutissima group ID, inc. gen det - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/Issue%201_Spring%202003_383Kb.pdf
Het news 2: ID of, & key to Nysius spp - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/Issue%202_Autumn%202003_397Kb.pdf
Het nes 4: ID guide to Nezara viridula, Southern Green Shieldbug - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/Issue%204_Autumn%202004_202Kb.pdf
Het news 5: identifying Sigara iactens & splitting Peritrechus nubilis & P. geniculatus - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/Issue%205_Spring%202005_380Kb.pdf
Het news 6: ID of Nysius huttoni & Notonecta lutea http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/Issue%206_Autumn%202005_%20631Kb.pdf
Het news 7: ID of Corixa iberica & C. punctata - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/Issue%207_Spring%202006_853Kb.pdf
Het news 9: ID features of Sigara (Subsigara) spp. & separation of female Sigara limitata & S. nigrolineata - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/Issue%209_Spring%202007_620Kb.pdf
Het news 10: ID features of Lygus spp. - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/Issue%2010_Autumn%202007_820Kb.pdf
Het news 11: ID features of Sigara dorsalis & S. striatus - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/Issue%2011_Spring%202008_1667Kb.pdf
Het news 12: Leptoglossus occidentalis & ID of Velia spp (water-crickets) - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/Issue%2012_Autumn%202008_2422Kb.pdf
Het news 13: Macrolophus spp. in Britain - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/Issue%2013_Spring%202009_906kb.pdf
Het news 16: Splitting Tritomegas sexmaculatus, T. rotundipennis & T. bicolor - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/Issue%2016_Autumn%202010_1170kb.pdf
Het news 17: Tritomegas sexmaculatus & T. bicolor nymphs - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/Issue%2017-18_Definitive1.1.pdf
Cross-reference of names in Southwood & Leston with current names - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/S&L-Equivs-bsnau2006.pdf
Het news 1.1: keys to Anthocoris spp. & Phytocoris spp. - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/HN1.pdf
Het news 1.3: notes on Miridae, & separation of Corixa punctata & C. panzeri - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/HN3.pdf
Het news 1.4: draft keys to Miridae, ID notes on Psallus spp., key to Microvelia spp. - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/HN4.pdf
Het news 1.5: ID notes on aquatic bugs, and immature stages of mirids & shieldbugs - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/HN5.pdf
Het news 1.6: Key to Loricula spp., more notes on Psallus - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/HN6.pdf
Het news 1.8: ID features of Empicoris spp. & several Corixid species - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/HN8.pdf
Het news 1.10: Key to Plagiognathus spp. - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/HN10.pdf
Het news 1.11: Key to Conostethus spp. & notes on bugs on birch - http://www.hetnews.org.uk/pdfs/HN11.pdf
Guide to the subfamilies of leafhoppers (Cicadellidae) - http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/~dietrich/subfam/guide.html
Key to the adult Lesser water-boatmen (Corixidae) - http://www.field-studies-council.org/fieldstudies/documents/vol7.3_199.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Cicadomorpha (excluding Deltocephalinae and Typhlocybinae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol02_Part02a.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Cicadomorpha - Deltocephalinae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol02_Part02b.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Fulgoromorpha - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol02_Part03.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Aphidoidea (Chaitophoridae & Callaphididae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol02_Part04a.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Psylloidea - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol02_Part05a.pdf
Gilles San Martin's bat gallery (including Cimex species found on bats) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanmartin/sets/72157607324817041/
Tristan Bantock (Hemiptera national recorder)'s Flickr set - http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanba/tags/hemiptera/
Richard Comont's Hemiptera flickr set - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcomont/sets/72157626381555527/
Scale-insects of Bedfordshire http://www.bnhs.co.uk/focuson/scales/html/index.htm
Scale-insect checklist - http://scalenet.info/
Russian page on the flatbugs, Aradidae - http://macroid.ru/determination.php?cat=597
Psyllids of Britain (includes checklist) - http://britishpsyllids.taxon.name/
Review of invasive scale insects in Europe - http://www.pensoft.net/J_FILES/2/articles/610/45-G-1-layout.pdf
Aphids on the world's plants (online version of the two books, inc keys, galleries, etc) - http://www.aphidsonworldsplants.info/index.htm
Photogalleries & info on aphid genera ID, & aphids on various plant species - http://influentialpoints.com/Gallery/Aphid_genera.htm
Hemiptera of Lincolnshire photo gallery - http://heteropter.wetpaint.com/photos/albums
The Miridae of Denmark (photo gallery, in Danish) - http://www.miridae.dk/index.htm
Corisa, a German guide to heteroptera (in German, includes genital figs) - http://www.corisa.de/index.html
Heteroptologie - bugs of Europe (gallery, in German) - http://heteropterologie.de/
Bugs of Germany (in German) - http://www.golddistel.de/wanzen/index.htm
Gallery of German bugs (in German) - http://www.koleopterologie.de/heteroptera/index.html


Hymenoptera:
The Bees, Wasps & Ants Recording Scheme (BWARS) (photo guide) - http://www.bwars.com/ Downloads at http://www.bwars.com/index.php?q=content/identification-guides-download
Richard Comont's Hymenoptera flickr set - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcomont/sets/72157625534397759/
INTkeys to Hymenoptera http://www.hymatol.org/keys.html
Atlas of the Hymenoptera (in French) - http://zoologie.umh.ac.be/hymenoptera/
Hymenoptera Information System - http://hymis.eu/
Naturespot bees, wasps & ants gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19396

Apoidea (bees):
Richard Comont's flickr set of Osmia bicolor - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcomont/sets/72157629362420434/
Bees of the Netherlands - http://wildebijen.nl/wildebijen.html
BWARS Bees of Britain book, including key to genera - http://www.bwars.com/index.php?q=content/bees-britain

Apidae (Bumblebees & honeybees):

Solitary bees:

Formicidae (ants):
RES out-of-print handbook on Formicidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol06_Part03c.pdf
Highland Ants: Distribution, Ecology and Conservation (Macdonald, 2013) - http://www.hbrg.org.uk/AntAtlas/DownloadAntAtlas.html
Antweb (great pictures!) -- http://www.antweb.org/
Sifolinia's antblog - http://sifolinia.blogspot.co.uk/

Symphyta (saw-flies):
RES out-of-print handbook on Symphyta - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol06_Part02a.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Symphyta - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol06_Part02b.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Symphyta - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol06_Part02c.pdf
The Symphyta forum (inc larval gallery) - http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sawfly/
Sawfly Study Group newsletters and British checklist - http://www.record-lrc.co.uk/c2.aspx?Mod=Downloads&Do=ListFile&SubCategoryID=48

Wasps:
RES out-of-print handbook on Hymenoptera - Introduction and key to families (2nd edition) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol06_Part01(ed2).pdf
Chris Raper's notes on Parasitica (inc. which keys are available for each group) - http://chrisraper.org.uk/Html/parasitica.htm

Bethyloidea:
RES out-of-print handbook on Bethyloidea (excluding Chrysididae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol06_Part03a.pdf

Braconidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Classification & biology of Braconidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol07_Part11.pdf
Richard Comont's flickr set of Dinocampus coccinellae - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcomont/sets/72157629791085212/

Chalcidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Chalcidoidea Section a - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol08_Part02a.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Chalcidoidea. Section b - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol08_Part02b.pdf

Cynipoidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Cynipoidea. Key to families and subfamilies and Cynipinae (including galls) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol08_Part01a.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Cynipoidea. Eucoilidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol08_Part01b.pdf

Diapriidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Proctotrupoidea. Diapriidae subfamily Belytinae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol08_Part03d_ii.pdf

Eumenidae:

Ichneumonidae:
Key to the subfamilies of the Ichneumonidae - http://www.brc.ac.uk/downloads/Ichneumonidae_subfamily_key.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Ichneumonoidea (Pimplinae) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol07_Part01.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Ichneumonoidea - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol07_Part02a_i.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Ichneumonoidea - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol07_Part02a_ii.pdf
RES out-of-print handbook on Ichneumonidae - Orthopelmatinae & Anomaloninae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol07_Part02b.pdf
Splitting Ophioninae from Netalia spp. - http://www.amentinst.org/GIN/Ophioninae/ophionines.php
Notes on the ID of Ichneumonid wasps - http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/100349

Pompilidae:
RES out-of-print handbook on Pompilidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol06_Part04.pdf

Vespidae (social wasps):
Key to the paper and social wasps of central Europe (Dvorak & Roberts, 2006) - http://www.nev.nl/hymenoptera/2006DvorakRoberts_key_Vespidae.pdf


Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths):
Butterfly Conservation - http://butterfly-conservation.org/
Moths & butterflies of Europe & North Africa: http://www.leps.it/
Eggs, larvae, pupae and adults of the British lepidoptera - http://www.ukleps.org/
Lepiforum (in German, but copious pics & Latin names) - http://www.lepiforum.de/
Butterflies and moths of Northern Ireland - http://www.habitas.org.uk/moths/frameset.html
Lepidoptera of Finland (in Finnish) - http://www.dlc.fi/~peterpa/lepi/perhonen.htm
Microlepidoptera of Finland (in Finnish) - http://www.kolumbus.fi/silvonen/micro/index.htm
Lepidoptera of Sweden (in Swedish) - http://www2.nrm.se/en/svenska_fjarilar/
Naturespot caterpillar page - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19327

Dissection:
Lepidoptera Dissection Group (methods, guide to ID) - http://www.dissectiongroup.co.uk/
Moth dissection guide (methods - sp are N. Am) - http://caps.ceris.purdue.edu/webfm_send/728
Moth dissection reasoning & methods - http://www.angleps.com/Dissection%20Guide.pdf

Butterflies:
Photo guide to butterflies at all life stages (egg, caterpillar, pupa, adult), including seperation of similar species - http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk
Photo guide to butterfly species - http://www.britishbutterflies.co.uk/index.asp
Big Butterfly Count ID chart - http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/
Butterflies of Central Europe (British species & more) - http://www.guypadfield.com/
Gilles San Martin's butterfly eggs (from Belgium but much overlap) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanmartin/sets/72157624433198559/
Gilles San Martin's butterfly larvae & pupae (from Belgium but much overlap) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanmartin/sets/72157624557955532/
Gilles San Martin's butterfly adults (from Belgium but much overlap) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanmartin/sets/72157624433136105/
Richard Comont's flickr butterfly gallery - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcomont/sets/72157623927583165/
Naturespot butterfly gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19277

Moths:
Photo guide to British moths - http://ukmoths.org.uk/
Jeff Higgott's UK Leps (photo guide and feeding signs) - http://www.ukleps.co.uk/
What moths are flying tonight in Suffolk? - http://www.suffolkmoths.org.uk/cgi-bin/flyingTonight.cgi
Norfolk moths ('a reference guide and photo gallery to the moths of Norfolk') - http://www.norfolkmoths.co.uk/
Moths of Suffolk (includes species comparison tool, photo gallery) - http://www.suffolkmoths.org.uk/mos/index.shtml
Somerset moth group (includes 'what's flying tonight' and photo gallery) - http://www.somersetmothgroup.org.uk/portal
Hampshire moth group (includes more background info than many others) - http://www.hantsmoths.org.uk/index.htm
Moth image gallery - http://www.mothshots.com/
Pug moths of Lancashire (but useful far beyond!) - http://www.lancashiremoths.co.uk/visitor/IdentificationHints.aspx
Richard Comont's flickr moth gallery - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcomont/sets/72157623899316830/
Gelechiid recording scheme (gallery, maps and more) - http://www.gelechiid.co.uk/index.php?q=node/1
Chris Lewis' British lepidoptera page - http://britishlepidoptera.weebly.com/index.html
Separating Clouded and Lead-Coloured Drabs - http://pbc.codehog.co.uk/bhs/drabs/drabs.htm
Moths of Germany (Lepiforum, in German) - http://www.lepiforum.de/cgi-bin/lepiwiki.pl?Bestimmungshilfe
Micromoths of the Netherlands - http://www.microlepidoptera.nl/
Catalogue of Tortricidae - http://www.tortricidae.com/default.asp


Neuroptera (inc Mecoptera, Megaloptera) (Lacewings, scorpionflies, alderflies):
RES out-of-print handbook on Mecoptera, Megaloptera, & Neuroptera - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol01_Part12+13.pdf
Guide to ID of male Panorpa (scorpionflies) - http://thetopshamnaturalist.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/scorpion-flies.html
Comparative image of Panorpa (scorpionfly) genital capsule - http://www.wildabouttheworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/8541
Gilles San Martin's Neuroptera gallery (Belgium but much overlap) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanmartin/sets/72157611117970827/
Naturespot lacewing and scorpionfly gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19491


Odonata (Dragonflies & Damselflies):
Odonata of the Netherlands (in Dutch) - http://home.hccnet.nl/mp.van.veen/libellen/Index.html
Guide and key to the dragonflies & damselflies of Ireland - http://www.habitas.org.uk/dragonflyireland/
Photo gallery of the dragonflies & damselflies of Ireland - http://www.habitas.org.uk/invertebrateireland/image.asp?Checklist=3
RES out-of-print handbook on Odonata - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol01_Part10.pdf
Richard Comont's Odonata flickr set - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcomont/sets/72157625534420313/


Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets, and bush-crickets):
Orthoptera & allied insects recording scheme (grasshoppers, crickets, bush-crickets, cockroaches, earwigs, stick insects, praying mantids) - http://www.orthoptera.org.uk/
Grasshoppers & crickets of the Netherlands (in Dutch) - http://home.hccnet.nl/mp.van.veen/sprinkhanen/sprinkhanen.html
RES out-of-print handbook on Orthoptera & Dermaptera - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol01_Part05.pdf
Naturespot Orthoptera gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19476
Orthoptera song files (12 mb zip file) - http://www.orthoptera.org.uk/recording/index.php?q=node/707

Phasmida (stick insects):

Plecoptera (Stoneflies):
RES out-of-print handbook on Plecoptera - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol01_Part06.pdf

Pscoptera (barkflies):
Pscoptera recording scheme, with key & gallery - http://www.brc.ac.uk/schemes/barkfly/homepage.htm
RES out-of-print handbook on Psocoptera - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol01_Part07.pdf
Naturespot Pscoptera gallery -  http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19468

Siphonaptera (fleas):
Naturespot flea gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/21558


Thysanoptera (thrips):


Trichoptera (caddisflies):
RES out-of-print handbook on Trichoptera, Hydroptilidae - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol01_Part14a.pdf
Naturespot caddisfly gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19486


Other invertebrates:

Annelida (Worms):
Oligochaeta:
Lumbricidae (Earthworms):
OPAL key to the 12 commonest British earthworm species - http://www.ispot.org.uk/webkeys/keyintroduction.jsp?selectedKey=webkeys/worm.1.11
Naturespot worms, leeches & flatworm gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19586

Hirudinea:
Guide to 11 freshwater leeches - http://www.bumblebee.org/invertebrates/ANNELIDAb.htm
Naturespot worms, leeches & flatworm gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19586

Polychaeta:
Serpulidae:


Arachnida:
Naturespot spiders, harvestmen and mites page - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19514

Acari (mites):
Key to the water mites (Hydracarina) of the Flatford area - http://www.field-studies-council.org/fieldstudies/documents/vol1.3_19.pdf
North American mites associated with bees - http://insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/beemites/

Aranaea (spiders):
British Arachnological Society's gallery - http://wiki.britishspiders.org.uk/index.php5?title=Photo_Gallery
British Arachnological Society's guides to separating difficult species - http://wiki.britishspiders.org.uk/index.php5?title=Difficult_Species
Spiders of Europe & Greenland - http://www.jorgenlissner.dk/
Spiders of Europe - http://www.araneae.unibe.ch/
World of spiders (in French) - http://welcome.bspider.fotki.com/
European spiders - http://www.eurospiders.com/

Ixodida (ticks):
Hyalomma (bont-legged) ticks - http://influentialpoints.com/Gallery/Bont-legged_ticks_Hyalomma.htm
Bristol University key to hard ticks (Ixodidae) - http://bristoltickid.blogs.ilrt.org/key-to-genera/

Opiliones (Harvestmen):
British Naturalists Association outline of harvestman - http://www.bna-naturalists.org/educ/ident/hvtmen.htm
British Arachnological Society harvestman guide - http://wiki.britishspiders.org.uk/index.php5?title=Category:Opiliones
Excellent guide (& some keys) to harvestmen of Britain (& some Europe) - https://sites.google.com/site/opilionesuk/
Harvestmen of the Netherlands (in Dutch) - http://www.janvanduinen.nl/opiliones.php

Pseudoscorpionida (pseudoscorpions):
Pseudoscorpion recording scheme - http://www.chelifer.com/?page_id=81
Old pages of the Pseudoscorpion recording scheme, inc gallery & maps - http://www.chelifer.com/pseudos/pseudoscorpions.htm
Cephalothoraxes & galea of the 3 British Neobisium spp. - http://www.chelifer.com/pseudos/galea2.pdf
Arolium of Larca lata vs Chelifer cancroides - http://www.chelifer.com/pseudos/galea4.pdf
Pseudoscorpions of Northern & Central Europe - http://www.jorgenlissner.dk/pseudoscorpions.aspx


Archeognatha:
Bristletails of Britain, inc key - http://www.bristletail.net/british_isles/index.html


Crustacea:
Cirripedia:
Oniscidea (woodlice & slaters):
British Myriapoda & Isopoda Group (centipedes, millipedes & woodlice) - http://www.bmig.org.uk/
Isopoda of the Netherlands (in Dutch) - http://www.pissebeddenproject.nl/index.html
Synopses of the British fauna 3: marine isopods - http://isopods.nhm.org/pdfs/5121/5121.pdf


Pycnogonidae (sea spiders):


Hexapoda:
Archeognatha:
Bristletails of Britain, inc key - http://www.bristletail.net/british_isles/index.html
Naturespot springtail & bristletail gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19503
Naturespot silverfish gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19501

Collembola (springtails):
Assorted keys to Collembola worldwide - http://www.collembola.org/
Test key to common surface-dwelling Collembola of the UK - http://46.18.32.69/~doehetzelf/key/fkuk.htm
Steve Hopkin's Collembola page - http://www.stevehopkin.co.uk/
Key to the springtails of the Netherlands - http://www.collembola.org/key/fknl.pdf
Invasive plants & animals review (inc review of the alien springtails in Britain) - http://www.ukeconet.co.uk/images/stories/aliens_proceedings.pdf
Collembola of the Netherlands (in Dutch, includes pictorial key) - http://www.janvanduinen.nl/collembola.html
Naturespot springtail & bristletail gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19503

Diplura:
Bristletails of Britain, inc key - http://www.bristletail.net/british_isles/index.html
RES out-of-print handbook to Thysanura & Diplura - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol01_Part02.pdf

Thysanura:
RES out-of-print handbook to Thysanura & Diplura - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol01_Part02.pdf

Zygentoma:
Bristletails of Britain, inc key - http://www.bristletail.net/british_isles/index.html


Mollusca (slugs & snails):
Conchological Society's guide to garden slugs & snails - http://www.conchsoc.org/node/638
Conchological Society's ID section - http://www.conchsoc.org/node/566
Pictorial encyclopedia of the molluscs - http://www.conchsoc.org/encyclopedia
Glossary of molluscan terms - http://www.conchsoc.org/node/568
Photo gallery of the terrestrial and freshwater molluscs of Ireland - http://www.habitas.org.uk/molluscireland/splist.asp
Conchological Society's Yahoo group - http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/conchology-uk/
Naturespot slugs and snails gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19567

Bivalvia (bivalve shells):

Gastropoda (slugs):
Guide to some common slugs - http://www.cf.ac.uk/biosi/staffinfo/wocs2.html

Gastropoda (snails):
Shell Encyclopedia - http://www.conchology.be/?t=64
Guide to the family Vertiginae - http://www.conchsoc.org/node/5388
Guide to the freshwater and brackish-water snails - http://www.conchsoc.org/node/5299
Mollusc shells of the Netherlands (in Dutch) - http://home.hccnet.nl/mp.van.veen/Schelpen/start.html
Introduction to the biology of the dog-whelk (Nucella lappilus) - http://www.field-studies-council.org/fieldstudies/documents/vol6.2_171_COLOUR.pdf
Comparative ecology of the flat periwinkles, Littorina obtusata & L. mariae - http://www.field-studies-council.org/fieldstudies/documents/vol7.3_202.pdf
Key to the family Littorinidae & their Digenean parasites - http://www.field-studies-council.org/fieldstudies/documents/vol2.5_56.pdf
Key to the 39 land snails of the Flatford area - http://www.field-studies-council.org/fieldstudies/documents/vol1.1_4.pdf
Key to snails of the Bristol region - http://www.brerc.eclipse.co.uk/files/BRERC_snail_key.pdf
German snail page, good plates & morphology (in English) - http://www.molluscs.at/index.html
USA snail page, inc gallery, key - http://idtools.org/id/mollusc/index.php

Nudibranchia:
Guide to the sea slugs (Nudibranchs) of Pembrokeshire - http://www.field-studies-council.org/fieldstudies/documents/vol4.2_101.pdf


Myriapoda (Diplopoda & Chilopoda, millipedes & centipedes):
British Myriapoda & Isopoda Group (centipedes, millipedes & woodlice) - http://www.bmig.org.uk/
Millipedes of Germany (with keys) - http://www.diplopoda.de/html/bestimmung.php
K.W. Verhoeff (1891): Ein Beitrag zur mitteleurop√§ischen Diplopodenfauna - Berliner entomologische Zeitschrift 36(1), pp. 115-166 http://www.biologie.uni-ulm.de/cgi-bin/query_all/litdetails.pl?sid=T&id=18876
Naturespot centipedes & millipedes gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19543

Diplopoda:
Milli-peet, taxonomy, systematics and evolution of millipedes - http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/millipeet/


Plankton:


Platyhelminthes:
Trematoda:
Key to the family Littorinidae & their Digenean parasites - http://www.field-studies-council.org/fieldstudies/documents/vol2.5_56.pdf


Porifera (sponges):
Sponges of the British Isles ('Sponge 5') - http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/sponge_guide/sponge5.pdf


Echinodermata (starfish, sea urchins, etc):
The natural history of the two British species of Asterina (cushion-stars) - http://www.field-studies-council.org/fieldstudies/documents/vol5.5_160.pdf


Tardigrada (tardigrades - water-bears or moss-pigs):
Excellent guide - http://www.tardigrades.com/


Plants, plant allies & species which manipulate plants (galls & leaf miners):
Botanical Society of the British Isles' (BSBI) plant identifier - http://www.botanicalkeys.co.uk/flora/

Water plants:
Checklist & atlas of the seaweeds of Britain & Ireland - http://www.brphycsoc.org/documents/ChkList%26%20Atlas.pdf

Trees:
OPAL key to the 54 tree & shrub species in the DEFRA hedge survey - http://www.ispot.org.uk/webkeys/keyintroduction.jsp?selectedKey=webkeys/treesdefra.1.1
OPAL key to the 22 tree species in the OPAL tree survey - http://www.ispot.org.uk/webkeys/keyintroduction.jsp?selectedKey=webkeys/treesopal.1.2
Woodland Trust's guide to British trees - http://www.british-trees.com/index.htm
Naturespot trees, shrubs, climbers gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19655

Flowering plants:
Guide to the flowering plants of Northern Ireland - http://www.habitas.org.uk/flora/splist.asp
Photo guide to the orchids of Europe - http://www.habitas.org.uk/europeanorchids/
Flora of the garden plants of Northern Ireland - http://www.habitas.org.uk/gardenflora/
David Fenwick's photo flora - http://www.aphotoflora.com
Wild flower finder - http://wildflowerfinder.org.uk/
BSBI species accounts  -http://sppaccounts.bsbi.org.uk/
ID of daffodil cultivars - http://www.thedaffodilsite.co.uk/
Naturespot trees, shrubs, climbers gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19655

Grasses, rushes and sedges:
Naturespot grasses, rushes, sedges gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19680

Bryophytes (Mosses and liverworts):
British Bryological Society's field guide to mosses and liverworts - http://www.bbsfieldguide.org.uk/
BBS's guide to common mosses & liverworts of towns & gardens - 1: http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/bbs/Learning/MALOTAG%2B1.pdf and 2: http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/bbs/Learning/MALOTAG%2B2.pdf
ITE's Handbook of European Sphagna (Daniels & Eddy, 1985) - http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/5242/1/Handbook_Euro_Sphagna.pdf
The Sphagna of Norway (in Norwegian, with keys & plates) - http://ntnu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A123377
British Bryological Society page (includes guides to difficult species pairs, etc) - http://www.britishbryologicalsociety.org.uk/
Sharon Pilkington's introductory guides to bryophytes - http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/bbs/Learning/beginners_corner.htm
Naturespot mosses and liverworts gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19696

Ferns:
Ferns in Britain & Ireland - http://www.ferns.rogergolding.co.uk/index.html
British Pteridological Society website (includes BSBI Fern crib) - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/bps/index.htm
Ferns identifier for the British Isles - http://fernid.info/
Naturespot ferns and horsetails gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/21510

Diatoms:
Freshwater diatoms of Western Europe - http://www.diatomloir.eu/Diatodouces/freshwater.html
Environment Agency diatom manual and key - http://craticula.ncl.ac.uk/EADiatomKey/html/manual.pdf
European diatom database - http://craticula.ncl.ac.uk/Eddi/jsp/
The amateur diatomist - http://www.diatoms.co.uk/ad/index.htm


Lichens:
OPAL key to some commoner crustose (flat, encrusting) lichen species on trees - http://www.ispot.org.uk/webkeys/keyintroduction.jsp?selectedKey=webkeys/lichen-crustose.1.0
OPAL key to some commoner foliose (dangly) lichen species on trees - http://www.ispot.org.uk/webkeys/keyintroduction.jsp?selectedKey=webkeys/lichen-foliose.1.0
OPAL key to some commoner fruiticose (stalked) lichen species on trees - http://www.ispot.org.uk/webkeys/keyintroduction.jsp?selectedKey=webkeys/lichen-fruticose.1.0
Lichens of Ireland (inc photos, glossary) - http://www.habitas.org.uk/lichenireland/splist.asp
David Fenwick's photo guide to fungi, lichens & slime moulds - http://www.aphotofungi.com/
Alan Silverside's lichen page - http://www.lichens.lastdragon.org/index.html
Bedfordshire Natural History Society's Lichen Challenge page - http://www.bnhs.co.uk/focuson/lichen-challenge/html/index.htm
British lichen society - http://www.thebls.org.uk/

Fungi (mushrooms, toadstools, fungal diseases of plants and animals):
Pear rust Gymnosporangium sabinae) - http://sylva.org.uk/treewatch/pearRust
Oak powdery mildew (Erysiphe alphitoides) - http://sylva.org.uk/treewatch/powderyMildew
David Fenwick's photo guide to fungi, lichens & slime moulds - http://www.aphotofungi.com/
Photo guide to fungi & (some) slime moulds - http://www.amanita-photolibrary.co.uk/photo_library/BI_fungi/index.htm
British Mycological Society's downloadable fungus keys - http://www.britmycolsoc.org.uk/library/keys/
Mycokey (Danish) - http://www.mycokey.com/
Photo guide to fungi - http://www.mushrooms.org.uk/
Wild About Britain's microfungi (fungi <5mm) page - http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/fungi-forums/66505-micro-fungi.html
Association of British Fungi Groups' occurrence database - http://cate.abfg.org/
Mike Walton's fungi pages, inc digitisations of Victorian fungi books - http://www.mikewalton.org.uk/index.htm
Key to fungi on dung - www.britmycolsoc.org.uk/index.php/download_file/view/466/


Myxomycetes (slime moulds):
David Fenwick's photo guide to fungi, lichens & slime moulds - http://www.aphotofungi.com/
Photo guide to fungi & (some) slime moulds - http://www.amanita-photolibrary.co.uk/photo_library/BI_fungi/index.htm

Plant growths/alterations:
Galls (growths on plants caused mainly by insects):
British plant gall society (inc gallery) - http://www.british-galls.org.uk/
Images & discussion of Cynipidae - http://hedgerowmobile.com/Cynipoidea.html
RES out-of-print handbook on Cynipoidea. Key to families and subfamilies and Cynipinae (including galls) - http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol08_Part01a.pdf
Discussion & images of gall-causers - http://hedgerowmobile.com/parasitica.html
Insects of Robin's pincushion galls http://www.british-galls.org.uk/bedeguar-keys.doc
British plant gall society Yahoo group - http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/british_galls/

Leaf mines:
British Leafminers: http://www.leafmines.co.uk/
Leafminers of Europe - http://www.bladmineerders.nl/
British leaf & stem mines - http://www.ukflymines.co.uk/index.php
Horse-chestnut leaf-miner survey - http://sylva.org.uk/treewatch/leafMiner
Horse-chestnut leaf miner survey (more detailed) - http://www.ourweboflife.org.uk/


Vertebrata:
Aves (birds):
BTO's Bird ID - separation of similar species - http://www.bto.org/about-birds/bird-id
RSPB's bird identifier (key to common bird species) - http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdidentifier/
The Virtual Bird birdsong page - http://www.virtual-bird.com/birdsounds.htm
Massive collection of worldwide bird calls - http://www.xeno-canto.org/

Fish:
Guide to the freshwater and marine fish of Britain (50Mb pdf) - http://www.fishactive.com/pdfs/Fish_Key_Guide.pdf


Herpetofauna (Reptiles & Amphibians):
Herpetofauna's online photo ID guide - http://www.herpetofauna.co.uk/identification.asp

Reptiles:
Richard Comont's reptile flickr set - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcomont/sets/72157626223864164/

Amphibians:
Naturespot amphibian gallery - http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19263


Mammalia (mammals):
Terrestrial/semi-terrestrial mammals - http://www.mammal.org.uk/species_hub
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust species page - http://www.whaledolphintrust.co.uk/species-what-is-a-cetacean.asp
Separating Wildcats from feral domestic cats - http://www.snh.org.uk/pdfs/publications/commissioned_reports/356.pdf

Bats:
Warwickshire bat group - good ID guide, inc sight & sound - http://www.warksbats.co.uk/
Bat Conservation Trust - http://www.bats.org.uk/
Gilles San Martin's bat gallery (Belgium but much overlap) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanmartin/sets/72157607324817041/




13 comments:

  1. Just in case you need to ID any vagrant US bats ( and we do get them!)
    http://www.batcon.org/index.php/all-about-bats/species-profiles.html

    David Brown

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  2. A guide to 11 sp. of British freshwater leeches:
    http://www.bumblebee.org/invertebrates/ANNELIDAb.htm

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    1. Excellent, thanks - I'll add that in

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  3. This is a great resource. For IDing many marine groups try http://species-identification.org/index.php.

    John

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    1. That looks a good site, thanks - will add it this weekend

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  4. Hi Richard, I can't see the BMS downloadable fungi keys on your list: http://www.britmycolsoc.org.uk/library/keys/

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  5. And also the key on the WaxCap website: http://www.aber.ac.uk/waxcap/what/key-main.shtml
    (I'm having a fungi day today!)

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  7. I can't believe that I found such a magnificent post, I just started to observe the bugs diversity and these resources will be perfect to identify them! Thanks :)

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    1. Glad you like it! Credit goes to the content providers :)

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  8. Hi Richard, I just came across these keys on the NMBAQCS site. There's piles of stuff for the marine invertebrates and a few online guides/keys for the seaweeds too.

    here and here

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