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A Guide to their Structure, Identification, Uses and Distribution in the British Isles The classic text on British Grass identification. 476pp, numerous line illustrations. Hubbard, C. E. No Publication View Edit
Seed and leaf beetles This AIDGAP identification guide covers the adults of the Chrysomelidae, Orsodacnidae and Megalopodidae. Hubble No Publication View Edit
Guide to wetland birds Produced in partnership with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, this 12-panel laminated fold-out chart provides coloured i Hulyer & Shepherd No Publication View Edit
Marine and brackish water Harpacticoid Copepods (Part 1) The order Harpacticoida is one of the ten orders of the sub-class Copepoda which, along with six other sub-classes, make Huys et al No Publication View Edit
Key to Groups of British Grasses The key provides an introduction and guide for beginners in the identification of grasses in flower. Hyslop, Burkmar & Hunnex Yes Online View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 7 Part 2b. Ichneumonidae - Orthopelmatinae & Anomaloninae This handbook is the third dealing with the Ichneumonidae. The first two by Dr J. F. I. D. Gauld & P. A. Mitchell Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 2 Part 5a. Homoptera - Psylloidea The Psylloidea, or jumping plant-lice, are an important component of the hemipterous fauna of many dicotyledenous plants I. D. Hodkinson & I. M. White Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 10 Part 5a. Diptera - Tephritidae Most species of Tephritidae (=Trypetidae, Trupaneidae, Euribiidae) are phytophagous and have prominently patterned wings I. M. White Yes Online, PDF View Edit
UK Moths Online guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland. Lots of photos. Ian Kimber Yes Online View Edit
Difficult Seashell Identification Guide Produced by Liverpool Bay Recording Partnership - this is a fab guide to shells likely to be found on British coasts - Ian Wallace Yes PDF View Edit
Animals other than Shells These supplementary notes are designed to be used in conjunction with the recording sheets prepared by Liverpool Bay Mar Ian Wallace Yes PDF View Edit
Simple key to Caddis Larvae Caddis larvae are very familiar aquatic insects but only a few of the 198 British and Irish species feature in popular g Ian Wallace No Publication View Edit
A guide to Life on Sandy Shores between Colwyn Bay and Fleetwood A resource to help identify and record shore life available as part of the Liverpool Bay Marine Recording Partnership an Ian Wallace Kathryn Turner Yes PDF View Edit
Shallow water crabs (2nd ed.) To many visitors to the seashore, crabs are probably the most popular and best-known animals. Ingle No Publication View Edit
Lobsters, mud shrimps and anomuran crabs This Synopsis contains keys and details accounts for the identification of lobsters, mud shrimps and anomuran crabs. Ingle & Christiansen No Publication View Edit
Orchid Id - The British Orchid Identification Guide Orchid Id will help you identify and record the wild orchids of the British Isles. Isoperla No App View Edit
Wild Flower Id - The British Identification Guide to Wild Flowers App for identifying wild flowers of the UK. Isoperla No App View Edit
Butterfly ID Europe: an iSpiny Pocket Guide to Butterflies and day-flying Moths Identification app for butterflies and common day-flying moths of Western Europe. iSpiny No App View Edit
An Illustrated Guide To The Diatoms Of British Coastal Plankton Following introductory sections rm the structure and ecology of marine diatoms, a key is provided to some sixty forms mo J. B. SYKES Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 1 Part 14a. Trichoptera, Hydroptilidae The last major review of the British Hydroptilidae was made by Mosely (1939), who described the males and ten females of J. E. Marshall Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 6 Part 3a. Hymenoptera - Bethyloidea (excluding Chrysididae) The Chrysididae, which are familiar insects, seem at first sight very different from the other much rarer Bethyloidea bu J. F. Perkins Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 7 Part 2a i. Hymenoptera - Ichneumonoidea This part of the Handbooks includes a provisional key to the subfamilies of Ichneumonidae and keys to species of the Ich J. F. Perkins Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 7 Part 2a ii. Hymenoptera - Ichneumonoidea IN addition to the remaining tribe of the Ichneumoninae, this section of the Handbook also includes the Alomyinae, Agrio J. F. Perkins Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Rocky Shore Snails As Material For Projects (With A Key For Their Identification) Rocky sea shores are amongst the best habitats in which to carry out biological field projects.
 In that habita J. H. Crothers Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Common Topshells: An Introduction To The Biology Of Osilinus Lineatus With Notes On Other Species In The Genus This review concentrates on those features of common topshell biology that are amenable to field study – distribution, a J. H. Crothers Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Biology And Identification Of Intertidal Polyzoa THE Polyzoa are sedentary aquatic animals which form colonies by budding. J. S. RYLAND Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Elateridae of the British Isles From the website homepage: "The Elateridae, or Click Beetles as they are commonly known, are a family within the Co J. Wallace Yes Online View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 3 Docks and Knotweeds of Britain and Ireland Based on "Docks and Knotweeds of the British Isles" by Lousley and Kent (1981) this long awaited new edition, J.R. Akeroyd No Publication View Edit
Top 50 garden birds: British garden bird identification This fold-out chart is designed to help with the identification of the majority of bird species likely to be found in a Jackson, Simms & Shields No Publication View Edit
Vegetative identification keys for selected woody plant genera in Western European cultivation Vegetative identification keys (pdf files in English) for selected woody plant genera in Western European cultivation, c Jan De Langhe Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Dutch Opiliones, Harvestmen Some very good photographs of most Dutch harvestmen on one page (including most of the UK fauna). English version. Jan J van Duinen Yes Online View Edit
Dutch Harvestmen website Dutch Harvestmen website (in English). Most British species are described and illustrated, plus some new species. Jan van Duine Yes Online View Edit
British Spider identification Facebook group dedicated to identifying British spiders. Jenni Cox Yes Online View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 5 Charophytes of Great Britain and Ireland Reprinted 2005 with a new preface and corrections by Dr C. Preston. Jenny A Moore No Publication View Edit
The Butterflies of Britain & Ireland (new 2014 edition) The Butterflies of Britain & Ireland provides comprehensive coverage of all our resident and migratory butterfli Jeremy Thomas & Richard Lewington No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 1 Sedges of the British Isles The 3rd edition of this handbook has been considerably expanded in size, with the scope of the book widened by the addit Jermy, AC. Simpson, DA. Foley, MJY. Porter, MS No Publication View Edit
Spinnentiere, Arachnida: Weberknechte, Opiliones (Martens 1978) PART 1 German text. Huge amount of taxonomic information and diagrams about harvestmen. Jochen Martens Yes PDF View Edit
Spinnentiere, Arachnida: Weberknechte, Opiliones (Martens 1978) PART 2 German text. Huge amount of taxonomic information and diagrams about harvestmen. Jochen Martens Yes PDF View Edit
Spinnentiere, Arachnida: Weberknechte, Opiliones (Martens 1978) PART 3 German text. Huge amount of taxonomic information and diagrams about harvestmen. Jochen Martens Yes PDF View Edit
An amendment to the crab key The crab key (Crothers and Crothers, 1983) is amended to incorporate the pelagic crab Planes minutus. John and Marylin Crothers Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 8 Part 1b. Hymenoptera. Cynipoidea. Eucoilidae THE family Eucoilidae is the largest and most widely distributed of the parasitic families in the Cynipoidea. John Quinlan Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Field key to bee-flies of the Netherlands Superbly illustrated photographic key (in Dutch) to Bombyliidae & Mythicomyiidae. John Smit Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Guides to British Beetles John Walters free downloadable guides to a growing selection of British Beetles John Walters and Mark Telfer Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Coleoptera: Clambidae RES Handbook vol 4 part 6a. The family Clambidae is represented in Britain by two genera: Clambus and Calyptomerus. Johnson No Publication View Edit
Moorland Plants This fold-out chart is designed to aid the identification of moorland and heathland plants in the British Isles. Jones & Roberts No Publication View Edit
A guide to British Bats This 8-panel laminated fold-out chart includes 16 species of bats that live and breed in Britain. Jones & Walsh No Publication View Edit
Keys to families of British spiders This AIDGAP identification guide includes the 34 families of spiders known to occur in Britain (at the time it was writt Jones-Walters No Publication View Edit
Punch-card grasses key - Identikit In 1985 the Field Studies Council published an innovative polyclave (multi-access) key to British grasses that relied on Judith Allinson, Richard Pankhurst and Richard Burkmar Yes Online View Edit
Diatom Flora of Britain and Ireland Freshwater Diatom Flora of Britain and Ireland is a major project aiming to compile a web-based diatom flora and compreh Jüttner I., Bennion H., Carter C., Cox E.J., Ector L., Flower R., Jones V., Kelly M.G., Mann D.G., Sayer C., Turner, J. A., Williams D.M. Yes Online View Edit
The Spiders of Europe and Greenland From the homepage: "The aim of this website is to show images of as many European spider species as possible. Jørgen Lissner Yes Online View Edit

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