ID Resource Resource Finder

The ID Resource Finder is an online searchable catalogue of UK wildlife identification resources. A key feature is that this catalogue is crowd-sourced, all you have to do is create an account to add/edit the resources.

If you spot anything missing, any broken links or mistakes then please jump in and add/fix it. Or let the team know about issue via email: [email protected].

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A Key to the Land Snails of the Flatford area, Suffolk THE Field Centre and its surroundings at Flatford Mill lie away from the East Anglian chalk, on quaternary drifts and al ]. E. MORTON AND J. MACHIN Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Common Bush-crickets and Grasshoppers Online guide to common bush crickets, grasshoppers and groundhoppers. www.orthoptera.org.uk// Yes Online View Edit
Earwigs, cockroaches and stick-insects An online guide to common earwigs, cockroaches and stick-insects www.orthoptera.org.uk// Yes Online View Edit
Guide to Garden Wildlife Even the smallest garden can be an important haven for wildlife, and this essential guide will enable everyone to fully Written and illustrated by Richard Lewington No Publication View Edit
British Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Symphyta): a key to adults of the genera occurring in Britain This AIDGAP field guide to sawflies provides identification keys to the adults of the 109 genera of sawflies occurring i Wright No Publication View Edit
Lichens on twigs This 8-panel fold-out chart is designed to enable you to identify lichens found on twigs and use them to assess local at Wolseley, James & Alexander No Publication View Edit
The Planthoppers and Leafhoppers of Britain and Ireland Identification keys to all families and genera and all British and Irish species not recorded from Germany. Wilson, M., Stewart, A., Biederman, R., Nickel, H., Niedringhaus, R. No Publication View Edit
Longhorn Beetles Identification Chart Covering 42 British species, the Longhorn Beetles Identification Chart is the first popular guide for many years to thes Wil j. Heeney; Katy Potts; Richard Lewington No Publication View Edit
Opiliones Wiki Harvestmen of the world website containing crowd-sourced images and research Wikia Yes Online View Edit
Fleas (Siphonaptera) 2nd ed. RES Handbook vol 1 part 16. Whitaker No Publication View Edit
Fleas (Siphonaptera) 2nd ed. RES Handbook vol 1 part 16. Whitaker No Publication View Edit
British freshwater fishes and lampreys The AIDGAP field guide contains keys to the freshwater fishes and lampreys found in the British Isles. Wheeler No Publication View Edit
Polychaetes: Interstitial families (2nd ed.) The minute polychaetes that occur in the interstitial spaces within sandy marine sediments are a diverse phylogenetic as Westheide No Publication View Edit
Pseudoscorpions of the world A world catalogue of Pseudoscorpions. Western Australian Museum Yes Online View Edit
Watford Coleoptera Group A brilliant site for identifying British beetles. Watford Coleoptera Group Yes Online View Edit
Understanding Geography Fieldwork 2: The Central Business District Central Business District is designed to support student-led field investigations in the CBD, and takes a structured rou Warn & Holmes No Publication View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 2 Part 2a. Hemiptera - Cicadomorpha (excluding Deltocephalinae and Typhlocybinae) THE Auchenorhyncha are generally regarded as being divided into two series, the Cicadomorpha and the Fulgoromorpha: this Walter J. Le Quesne Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 2 Part 2b. Hemiptera - Cicadomorpha - Deltocephalinae This part deals with the subfamily Deltocephalinae, which includes 101 British species. Walter J. Le Quesne Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 2 Part 3. Hemiptera - Fulgoromorpha THE Auchenorhyncha are generally regarded as being divided into two series, the Fulgoromorpha and the Cicadomorpha: for Walter J. Le Quesne Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Phase 1 survey guide: Grassland and marsh This FSC fold-out chart is designed to help you identify the indicator species needed to carry out a Phase 1 habitat sur Wallace, Duffell & Harper No Publication View Edit
BSBI species accounts The species accounts available on the BSBI web page and provide information on identification, habitat, biogeography, ec Walker, K.J. & Stroh, P.A. Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 2 Part 2c. Cicadellidae (Typhlocybinae) with a checklist of the British Auchenorhyncha (Hemiptera, Homoptera) The Auchenorhyncha is generally regarded as being divided into two series, the Cicadomorpha and the Fulgoromorpha. W. J. Le Quesne and K. R. Payne Yes Online, PDF View Edit
A Key To The Genera Of The British Seaweeds This key is developed from one used on various courses at the Marine Biology Station, Menai Bridge and at Dale Fort Fiel W. Eifion Jones Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 1 Part 5. Dermaptera and Orthoptera THE Orders Dermaptera and Orthoptera are usually treated together, as a matter of convenience, in dealing with limited f W. D. Hincks Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Identification of Freshwater Invertebrates to Species Level: A distance learning course from FBA and EA. Currently not running as a tutor lead course, but downloading of the (copio Various mainly Richard Chadd Yes Online, PDF View Edit
iSpot Bayesian keys Various online multi-access keys for identifying British wildlife. Various Yes Online View Edit
UK Harvestmen (Opiliones) Facebook group UK Harvestmen (Opiliones) Facebook group, with group members sharing photos, ID help and signposting to courses and addi Various Yes Online View Edit
A key to families of British bugs (Insecta, Hemiptera) This AIDGAP identification guide should enable non-specialists to identify the adults of most British bugs (Hemiptera) t Unwin No Publication View Edit
A key to the families of British Coleoptera (beetles) and Strepsiptera This AIDGAP identification key will help non-specialists to identify all families of British beetles - of which there ar Unwin No Publication View Edit
Soil types: a field identification guide This AIDGAP field guide is intended to help students to identify soils in the field in the British Isles. Trudgill No Publication View Edit
Nottinghamshire Shieldbugs The excellent Eakringbirds.com website contains and excellent section on the Shieldbugs of Nottinghamshire includes phot Trevor and Dilys Pendleton Yes Online View Edit
Harvestmen in Nottinghamshire A photographic guide to the Harvestmen of Nottinghamshire found at the excellent Eakringbirds.com website. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton Yes Online View Edit
Orthosia (Quaker) Moth identification March is a month neglected by many moth trappers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton Yes Online View Edit
Guide to Difficult [moth] Species online This web page allows you to download PDFs of the now out-of-print "British and Irish moths: an illustrated guide to Townsend, M.C., CLifton, J., and Goodey, B. Yes PDF View Edit
The Dreaded Scopariinae – some notes on identification You may think that all the Scoparia and Eudonia micro-moth species look the same! Tony Davis Yes Online View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 13 Grasses of the British Isles ISBN 978‐0‐901158‐420  This new Handbook attempts to bridge the gap between the taxonomy of the 1980s and the new molec Tom Cope & Alan Gray No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 15 British Northern Hawkweeds ISBN: 978090115845 There are 21 species in British Northern Hawkweeds (Hieracium section Alpestria), 16 of which occur Tim C. G. Rich & Walter Scott No Publication View Edit
A key to the major groups of terrestrial invertebrates Second edition of this popular AIDGAP identification guide is designed to help non-specialists identify the larger (& Tilling No Publication View Edit
Owls and owl pellets Produced in conjunction with the Hawk and Owl Trust, this chart is both an identification guide to owls and a practical Thomas & Shields No Publication View Edit
Our Guide to Newts found in the UK All the information on the UKs Newts, includes their food, mating and hibernation habits as well as their protected stat The Wild Outside Yes Online View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 6 Crucifers Standard reference for the identification of Cruciferae species in the British Isles. T.C.G. Rich No Publication View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 1 Part 7. Psocoptera This Handbook is designed to give a general account of the external morphology of the Psocoptera, emphasizing those char T. R. New Yes Online, PDF View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 2 Umbellifers of The British Isles ISPN: 9780901158024 Keys to, descriptions and line drawings of 73 British species. Drawings by Ann Farrer. T. G .Tutin No Publication View Edit
The Plant Crib The Plant Crib (1998) evolved from earlier publications and was prepared to facilitate plant identification and recordin T. C. G. Rich & A. C. Jermy (eds) Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
Cloud name trail Produced in partnership with the Royal Meteorological Society, this laminated fold-out chart is a key to the major forms Swain &Walker No Publication View Edit
Understanding Geography Fieldwork 1: Statistics for Geographers Aimed at GCSE and AS/A2, the Understanding Geography Fieldwork series of fold-out charts have been designed for independ Sutton No Publication View Edit
Online Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe Beginners and advanced online keys. surfbirds.com Yes Online View Edit
A field key to the British Red Seaweeds The larger seaweeds (marine ALGAE) are classified into four major groups according to the pigments (coloured compounds) t Sue Hiscock Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Britain's Hoverflies Britain's Hoverflies is a beautifully illustrated photographic field guide to the hoverflies of Britain, focusing o Stuart Ball and Roger Morris No Publication View Edit
Steven Falk's Flickr Collection for Diptera A collection of photographs for UK diptera. Steven Falk Yes Online View Edit

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