ID Resource Resource Finder

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Title Description Author(s)sort descending Free Availability
Beetle Families A prototype multi-access key covering beetle families known to occur in the British Isles. Docker, S. Yes Online, App View Edit
Plant Families A prototype multi-access key covering 14 plant families which, between them, contain approx 67% of wild British flora. Docker, S. Yes Online, App View Edit
Macrofungi Genera A prototype multi-access key covering 35 macrofungi genera known to occur in the British Isles. Docker, S. & Kibby, G. Yes Online, App View Edit
Wader Identification A prototype multi-access key covering 30 wader species (non-breeding plumage) known to occur in the British Isles. Docker, S. & Offord, K. D. Yes Online, App View Edit
Seasearch Guide to Bryozoans and Hydroids of Britain and Ireland Bryozoans and Hydroids are two groups of marine animals that are unrecognised by the majority of divers and frequently c Dr Joanne Porter No Publication View Edit
British Bugs Online identification guide (photo based) to UK bugs, arranged by family. Dr Joe Botting & Dr Tristan Bantock Yes Online View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 10 Sea Beans and Nickar Nuts A handbook of exotic seeds and fruits stranded on beaches in north-western Europe.154pp, drawings by W WALSH, A Hathway E Charles Nelson No Publication View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 12. Coleoptera. Cerambycidae THE family Cerambycidae, members of which are popularly known as "Longhorns," is of world-wide distribution an E. A. J. Duffy Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 15. Coleoptera. Scolytidae and Platypodidae "BARK beetles* are of major economic importance and world-wide distribution. E. A. J. Duffy Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 11 ed1. Coleoptera. Scarabaeoidea (lucanidae, Trogidae, Geotrupidae, Scarabaeidae) THE superfamily Scarabaeoidea, also known as the Lamellicornia, includes some of the most striking beetles in the Britis E. B. Britton Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 9 Part 5. Diptera - Orthorrhapha Brachycera. Dolichopodidae THE Dolichopodidae belong to the Brachycera section of the Orthorrhapha. E. C. M. d'Assis Fonseca Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 10 Part 4b. Diptera - Cyclorrhapha Calyptrata, Section (b) Muscidae HENNIG (1955) divides the Calyptrata into three families and one superfamily, as follows: Cordyluridae, Muscidae, Anthom E. C. M. d'Assis Fonseca Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES handbook Vol 4 Part 9. Coleoptera (Pselaphidae) This is the first "booklet" ever published dealing exclusively with the British Pselaphidae. E. J. Pearce Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 3. Adults and Larvae of Hide, Larder and Carpet Beetles and their relatives (Coloptera: Dermestidiae) and of Derodontid Beetles (Coleoptera: Derodontidae). Main text The family Dermestidae contains over 1000 species in about 50 genera and is represented in every zoogeographical region E. R. Peacock Yes Online, PDF View Edit
PlantTracker Identification of UK invasive non-native species. Also includes recording function to submit records of INNS. EA, Scottish Natural Heritage, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, NatureLocator, CEH. Yes Online, App View Edit
Araneae Spiders of Europe An excellent online resource on European spider identification. Editors - Wolfgang Nentwig, Theo Blick, Daniel Gloor, Ambros Hänggi & Christian Kropf Yes Online View Edit
Plants common on sand dunes Arranged by habitat with distance from high-tide level, this chart shows 43 common species of plants found in sand dunes Edmondson & Roberts No Publication View Edit
Animal Photos Website showing photos of animals, focusing on wildlife. Elizabeth Barrett Yes Online View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 5a. Coleoptera. Rhizophagidae The family Rhizophagidae (Superfamily Cucujoidea) comprises four subfamilies (Crowson, 1955), two of which are represent Enid R. Peacock Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 4 Part 3. Coleoptera. Hydradephaga This might be described as an abstract of British Water Beetles published by the Ray Society in 1940 and 1950 as most of F. Balfour-Browne Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 9. Coleoptera THE families herein dealt with are not in themselves a complete family series but form part of the Heteromera (Cucujoide F. D. Buck Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 1 Part 16. Siphonaptera FLEAS are small (1-8 mm long), wingless insects with a holometabolous metamorphosis (egg-larva-pupa-adult); their bodies F. G. A. M. Smit Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Various keys to robberflies Collection and links to various keys to robberflies, including LUCID and conventional keys to the different tribes, fami F. Geller-Grimm Yes Online View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 10 Part 4a i. Diptera - Cyclorrhapha. Calyptrata (1) Section (a) Tachinidae and Calliphoridae (Tachinidae) THE Calyptrata (Calypterata, Calypterae), containing such groups as dung flies , cabbage flies, house flies, blue bottle F. I. van Emden Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 10 Part 4a ii. Diptera - Cyclorrhapha. Calyptrata (1) Section (a) Tachinidae and Calliphoridae (Calliphoridae) Like the Tachinids the Calliphoridae have a well-developed ptilinal suture, only three antennal segments with a dorsal a F. I. van Emden Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Playing field plants Playing fields can be a great place for science investigations. Farley & Roberts No Publication View Edit
Garden bugs and beasties Head down your garden and peer amongst the flowers, grasses and plant pots, and you will find an amazing range of little Farley Brown, Shields & Langman No Publication View Edit
Guide to summer coastal birds From cormorants to kittiwakes, and guillemots to gulls, this 8-panel laminated fold-out chart features 28 of the birds y Farley-Brown & Langman No Publication View Edit
Seasons From catkins in spring to redwings in winter, this new fold-out chart shows you the wildlife to look out for throughout Farley-Brown & Norman No Publication View Edit
Land mammals of Britain With new colour illustrations for 2012, this guide covers all the main land mammals found in Britain. Farley-Brown & Roberts No Publication View Edit
Features of the Pennine Way Produced in partnership with the Countryside Agency and Natural England, this unique fold-out chart is aimed at Pennine Field Studies Council No Publication View Edit
Checklist: Hymenoptera RES Handbook vol 11 part 4. Checklist of the families, genera and species in the order Hymenoptera. Fitton et al No Publication View Edit
Key to adults of the water beetles of Britain and Ireland (Part 1) RES handbook vol 4 part 5 (2nd edition). Foster & Friday No Publication View Edit
Keys to adults of the water beetles of Britain and Ireland (Part 2) RES Handbook vol 4 Part 5b. Foster, Bilton & Friday No Publication View Edit
Atlas of the Predaceous Water Beetles (Hydradephaga) of Britain and Ireland This atlas concerns the predaceous water beetles, or Hydradephaga – the whirligig beetles (Gyrinidae), the crawling wate Foster, Bilton & Nelson No Publication View Edit
Seasearch Guide to Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland British and Irish shallow seas contain an astonishing 7% of the world's seaweed species, around 700 different seawe Francis Bunker, Juliet Brodie, Christine Maggs, Anne Bunker No Publication View Edit
Colour Identification Guide to Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Ferns 240pp. 62 colour plates. Detailed descriptions, keys and clear illustrations of some 400 species. Francis Rose No Publication View Edit
The Wildflower Key This wild flower identification guide was first published in 1981 and is still widely accepted as the best of its kind f Francis Rose and Clare O'Reilly No Publication View Edit
Frans Janssen's Flickr Gallery Flickr Gallery showing photos and descriptions of many European springtails (Collembola) Frans Janssen Yes Online View Edit
Photographic atlas and identification key to the robber flies of Germany This photo atlas and ID guide for Asilidae – robber-flies - of Europe has more than 1,900 photographs of 82 robber-fly s Fritz Geller-Grimm Yes Online View Edit
FSC Identify For FSC employees only. FSC Yes Online View Edit
Common seashells This is a new chart covering common seashells found around the shores of Britain and Ireland. FSC & Shields No Publication View Edit
Guide to amphibians This guide will help you to identify all the amphibians you are likely to find in UK ponds FSC, Natural History Museum, ARC Trust & OPAL Yes PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 8 Part 3d i. Hymenoptera, Proctotrupoidea. Diapriidae subfamily Diapriinae In presenting this handbook on the subfamily Diapriinae I have now dealt with all the British species of Diapriidae. G. E. J. Nixon Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 8 Part 3d ii. Hymenoptera. Proctotrupoidea. Diapriidae subfamily Belytinae THE Diapriidae, as interpreted by Kieffer in Das Tierreich, Diapriidae (1916), are divided into two subfamilies, the Dia G. E. J. Nixon Yes Online, PDF View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 7 Roses of Great Britain and Ireland Descriptions of 13 native and 9 introduces taxa of Rosa. Briefer descriptions of 76 hybrids. G.G. Graham and A.L. Primavesi No Publication View Edit
Grasses Covering 30 species, this fold-out chart should enable everyone to put a name to some of the most common species of gras Gardener & Roberts No Publication View Edit
Identification key to the subfamilies of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) This key to ichneumonid subfamilies should be regarded as a test version and feedback will be much appreciated (emails t Gavin Broad Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Polychaetes: British Amphinomida, Spintherida and Eunicida Polychaetes are one of the most widespread, abundant and diverse elements of the British - and indeed the world - marine George & Hartmann-Schröder No Publication View Edit
Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles (2-Volume Set) Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of the current state of kno George R Else and Mike Edwards No Publication View Edit

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