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Title Description Author(s)sort descending Free Availability
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 11. Dung Beetles & chafers - Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea The superfamily Scarabaeoidea forms a clear-cut natural group within Coleoptera that has been recognized since the earli L. Jessop Yes Online, PDF View Edit
The families of British spiders Delta Intkey for the identification of British Spiders to family. L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz Yes Online View Edit
The Equisetum species (horsetails) of the British Isles Multi-access online key and descriptions generated from a DELTA database. L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz Yes Online View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 11 Water Starworts: Callitriche of Europe Provides guidance on the identification of all species, subspecies and varieties of water-starwort that have been reliab Lansdown, R. V. No Publication View Edit
Thysanoptera Britannica et Hibernica: Thrips of the British Isles This identification and information system includes 177 species of thrips that have been taken alive on the British Isle Laurence Mound, Dom Collins, Anne Hastings Yes Online View Edit
British leafminers From the homepage: "This site is the result of an on-going project, set up to photograph and record all the leaf mi leafmines.co.uk Yes Online View Edit
Illustrated key to the British False Scorpions (Pseudoscorpions) Most people who see a false scorpion for the first time are fascinated. Legg & Farr-Cox No Publication View Edit
Mydiptera by Leif Karlsson Online Diptera keys Online illustrated key to world diptera families, plus keys to species for some Muscidae genera and various other fly fa Leif Karlsson Yes Online View Edit
Lepidoptera Dissection Group website This website contains high-magnification images of the dissected genitalia of macro- and micro-moths. Lepidoptera Dissection Group Yes Online View Edit
British Scraptiidae RES Handbook vol 5 part 18. Levey No Publication View Edit
Guide to insects of the British Isles Written and illustrated by renowned natural history artist Richard Lewington, this new 8 panel fold-out chart is a guide Lewington No Publication View Edit
Day-flying moths: Identification Guide Around 1500 identified species of moths are found in the British Isles, but most of them fly at dusk or at night. Lewington No Publication View Edit
Caterpillars of butterflies of Britain and Ireland: Identification Guide Butterflies have four stages in their life cycle (egg – caterpillar – pupa – butterfly). Lewington & Bebbington No Publication View Edit
Pseudoscorpion UK Facebook group for people interested in UK Pseudoscorpions. This is a closed group, but joining is very straightforward. Liam Andrews Yes Online View Edit
Water horsetail - ID video A video guide (short YouTube film) to the diagnostic features of Equisetum fluviatile (Water Horsetail) to aid in the id Lliam Rooney/BSBI Yes Online View Edit
Great horsetail - iD video A guide (short YouTube film) to the diagnostic features of Equisetum telmateia (Great Horsetail) to aid in the identific Lliam Rooney/BSBI Yes Online View Edit
Tasselweeds - ID video A video guide (short YouTube film) to the diagnostic features of the Tasselweeds, Ruppia cirrhosa and R. Lliam Rooney/BSBI Yes Online View Edit
Tufted Forget-me-not - ID video A vidoe guide (short YouTube film) to the diagnostic features of Tufted Forget-me-not, to aid in the identification of t Lliam Rooney/BSBI Yes Online View Edit
Creeping Forget-me-not - ID video A video guide (short YouTube film) to the diagnostic features of Creeping Forget-me-not, to aid in the identification of Lliam Rooney/BSBI Yes Online View Edit
Forget-me-not - video ID key A video key (short YouTube film) to the Forget-me-nots found in Kent and commonly found throughout the UK. Lliam Rooney/BSBI Yes Online View Edit
Hawthorns - video ID key A video guide (short YouTube film) to the diagnostic features of the native Hawthorns and its hybrid in the UK to aid in Lliam Rooney/BSBI Yes Online View Edit
Poppies - video ID key A video guide (short YouTube film) to the diagnostic features of the Poppies commonly found in Britain and Ireland to ai Lliam Rooney/BSBI Yes Online View Edit
British Spiders, Vols I - III The first 2 volumes of Locket & Millidge's work were completed in 1951 and 53, and remain classic texts on the Locket, Millidge & Merrett No PDF, Publication View Edit
The Staphylinidae (rove beetles) of Britain and Ireland (Part 5) RES handbook vol 12 part 5. Lott No Publication View Edit
The Staphylinidae (rove beetles) of Britain and Ireland (Parts 7 and 8) RES handbook vol 12 parts 7 and 8. Lott & Anderson No Publication View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 1 Part 10. Odonata THE ODONATA or Dragonflies are insects familiar to everyone, and, if we except a few of the larger Neuroptera or Lacewin Lt-Col. F. C. Fraser, I M S Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 1 Parts 12 & 13. Mecoptera Megaloptera Neuroptera The Orders MECOPTERA, MEGALOPTERA and NEUROPTERA (Planipennia) at one time formed part of the Linnaean Order Neuroptera, Lt-Col. F. C. Fraser, I M S Yes Online, PDF View Edit
The Carabidae (ground beetles) of Britain and Ireland RES Handbook vol 4 part 2. Luff No Publication View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 7 Part 1. Hymenoptera - Ichneumonoidea (Pimplinae) The subfamily Pimplinae is biologically the most diverse, and probably the most extensively studied, within the Ichneumo M. G. Fitton, M. R. Shaw and I. D. Gauld Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Spring Snowdrop Identification Guide to the snowdrop species and varieties found in the UK. M. J. Crawley Yes PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 10. Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae THE single family covered by this handbook belongs to that part of the Heteromera (Cucujoidea, section ii of Crowson, 19 M. J. D. Brendell Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 1 Part 2. Thysanura and Diplura THE Thysanura and Diplura comprise two of the four Orders of primitively wingless insects or Apterygota. M. J. Delaney Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 7 Part 11. Classification & biology of braconid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Hymenoptera constitute one of the largest and most successful orders of insects. M. R. Shaw & T. Huddleston Yes Online, PDF View Edit
A Pictorial Guide to British Ephemeroptera Ephemeroptera, also known as mayflies or up-wing flies, can be seen emerging from the water, resting on nearby vegetatio Macadam & Bennett No Publication View Edit
British Lonchaeidae RES Handbook vol 10 Part 15. MacGowan & Rotheray No Publication View Edit
Guide to ladybirds of the British Isles Produced in conjunction with the UK Ladybird Survey, this popular fold-out chart to ladybird identification covers 26 of Majerus et al. No Publication View Edit
Scutellinia (eyelash fungi) For some years, Mal Greaves, of the Mid-Yorkshire Fungus Group, has been making a special study of the genus Scutellinia Malcolm Greaves Yes Online View Edit
Geoglossum (earth tongues) For some years, Mal Greaves, of the Mid-Yorkshire Fungus Group, has been making a special study of the genus Scutellinia Malcolm Greaves Yes Online View Edit
Revised Field Key To The Invertebrate Fauna Of Stony Hill Streams This illustrated key to the macroscopic invertebrates of small stony hill streams, based on those in the Long Mynd, Shro MARGARET REDFERN (Mrs. R. A. D. Cameron) Yes Online, PDF View Edit
MCS Jellyfish Guide Photo guide to 6 species of UK jellyfish plus 2 species of Hydrozoa (Portuguese man-of-war and By the wind sailor) to he Marine Conservation Society Yes Online, PDF View Edit
United Kingdom Turtle Code Advice for sea users on how to deal with marine turtle encounters, including an identification guide to the five species Marine Conservation Society Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Weevil Guides These are draft guides to genera or species groups of weevils. Mark Gurney Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Identifying beetles The stated aims of Mark Telfer's Beetles website are: provide ‘cribs’ to supplement, clarify, correct and up-date e Mark Telfer Yes Online View Edit
Online key to Bee-flies (Bombyliidae) of North-west Europe This online key to Bee-flies (Bombyliidae) of North-west Europe by Mark Van Veen contains a wide range of Bombyliidae sp Mark van Veen Yes Online View Edit
British grasshoppers and allied insects 8-panel fold-out chart covers the adults of the grasshoppers, crickets, bush crickets, ground hoppers, cockroaches, earw Marshall & Ovenden No Publication View Edit
Identification of soldierflies and allies Summarises the available resources for identifying soldierflies and allies - Soldierflies, Stratiomyidae; Horseflies, Ta Martin Harvey Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
Identifying bee flies in genus Bombylius Identification guide to the four British species of bee fly. Martin Harvey Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Concise Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland A great practical solution for every active moth enthusiast - a guide with all the illustrations of the classic Field Gu Martin Townsend & Paul Waring, illustrated by Richard Lewington No Publication View Edit
The Conifers of Britain Conifers of Britain is an interactive guide for anyone who wants to identify one of the 50 or so species of coniferous t Matt Parratt Yes Online View Edit
UK Bees, Wasps and Ants Facebook group devoted to the identification and recording of UK hymenoptera (bees, wasps and ants). Matt Smith Yes Online View Edit

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