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Sea Spiders A Revised Key To The Adults Of Pycnogonida In The British Littoral Isles A fully tested key to species of sea spiders found on, or just below, British seashores is provided. P. E. KING Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Littoral Pycnogonids Of The British Isles Keys to the littoral pycnogonids of the British Isles are presented. P. E. KING and G. B. CRAPP Yes Online, PDF View Edit
A Guide To The British Coastal Mysidacea THE Mysidacea (or “Mysids”) are small, free-swimming Crustaceans, commonly known as Opossum Shrimps. P. MAKINGS Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Lichens on twigs This site provides a user-friendly guide to over 60 lichens which can be found growing on twigs. Pat Wolseley; Diccon Alexander; Peter James; Anne Hume; Harry Taylor Yes Online View Edit
Spring moths Identikit This ID resource created by Paul Palmer is a mutli-access key to some of our springtime moths. Paul Palmer Yes Online View Edit
An Introduction to Centipedes, Millipedes and Woodlice Although good taxonomic guides exist for these animals, there is a gap between beginners’ introductions to invertebrates Paul Richards No Online View Edit
An Introduction to Centipedes, Millipedes and Woodlice Although good taxonomic guides exist for these animals, there is a gap between beginners’ introductions to invertebrates Paul Richards No Online View Edit
UK Harvetmen Flickr album Album of photos of UK Harvestmen, covering all UK species. Paul Richards Yes Online View Edit
Harvestmen fold-out chart 12-panel laminated fold-out chart covers the adults of the harvestmen found in the field in the British Isles. Paul Richards; FSC Publications No Publication View Edit
Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland - Paperback (2nd edition) This is the most comprehensive guide to the larger moths of Great Britain and Ireland, with superb artworks by Richard L Paul Waring & Martin Townsend, illustrated by Richard Lewington No Publication View Edit
Guide to common minerals Looking for a field guide for minerals?
 
 Designed for use in the field, classroom and laboratory, th Pellant & Pellant No Publication View Edit
A guide to common fossils This laminated fold-out chart includes illustrations of 71 fossils, explains how fossils are formed and their geological Pellant & Pellant No Publication View Edit
Rocks Designed for use in the field, classroom and laboratory, this 12-page chart features clear colour photographs of 71 comm Pellant & Pellant No Publication View Edit
A provisional atlas of the shieldbugs and alies of Shropshire Shieldbugs have been little studied in Shropshire until very recently. Pete Boardman No Publication View Edit
Solitary Wasps This Naturalists' Handbook aims to attract more people to the study of solitary wasps by describing the ecology, di Peter F Yeo, Sarah A Corbet, Anthony J Hopkins No Publication View Edit
The TEP files A series of PDFs tackling grasses. Peter Gateley Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Identification Guide to the Inshore Fish of the British Isles A comprehensive photographic guide to the coastal fish of the British Isles. Peter Henderson (author), Robin Somes (Editor) No Publication View Edit
How to identify Autumn seeds Beautiful illustrations of 12 distinctive seeds to look for during Autumn. Peter Marren, Felicity Rose Cole Yes Online View Edit
Collembola Taxonomy Summary information about the distribution and ecology of Collembola (springtails) in the UK and Ireland. The page list Peter Shaw/Steve Hopkin Yes Online View Edit
Insects of the British Cow-dung Community This book is intended to provide students possessing little or no entomological training with the basic taxonomic abilit Peter Skidmore Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Field Guide to the Micro-moths of Great Britain & Ireland One of the most eagerly anticiptated insect guides for years . . Phil Sterling and Mark Parsons, illustrated by Richard Lewington No Publication View Edit
Interactive guide to common woody plants of the UK The key provided here identifies the trees, shrubs and woody climbers found in the wild in the UK, whether native or int Pier Luigi Nimis, Bob Press, Stefano Martellos & Andrea Moro Yes Online View Edit
A key to common lichens on trees in England This key to common species of lichens on trees was prepared in collaboration between two partners of the European proje Pier Luigi Nimis, Pat Wolseley & Stefano Martellos Yes PDF View Edit
Online key to common lichens on trees in England This key to common species of lichens on trees was prepared in collaboration between two partners of the European projec Pier Luigi Nimis, Pat Wolseley & Stefano Martellos Yes Online View Edit
Les araignées de Belgique et de France (Spiders of Belgium and France) An excellent photographic resource - particularly for quality photographs of genitalia. Pierre Oger Yes Online View Edit
A key to the adults of British lacewings and their allies (Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidiptera and Mecoptera) This AIDGAP identification guide will help identity the adults of 73 species of lacewings and allied species (including Plant No Publication View Edit
October Fungi Spotter’s Sheet Photo guide to the most common autumnal fungi. Plantlife Yes PDF View Edit
June Wildflowers Spotter’s Sheet Photo guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers in June. Plantlife Yes Online, PDF View Edit
May Wildflowers Spotter’s Sheet Photo guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers in May Plantlife Yes Online, PDF View Edit
April Wildflowers Spotter’s Sheet Photo guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers in April. Plantlife Yes Online, PDF View Edit
March Wildflowers Spotter’s Sheet Photo guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers in March. Plantlife Yes Online, PDF View Edit
What to look out for in July Photo guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers in July. Plantlife Yes Online, PDF View Edit
July Wildflowers Spotter's Sheet Guide to the commonest wildflowers seen in July. Plantlife Yes PDF View Edit
Wildflowers to look for in August Photo guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers in August. Plantlife Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Wildflowers to look for in September Photo guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers in September. Plantlife Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Lawn wildflowers Say no to the mow! Photo guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers in our garden lawns. Plantlife Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Seaside wildflowers Photo guide to the most commonly seen seaside wildflowers. Plantlife Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Wild Plants of the Woods Photo guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers in woodland. Plantlife Yes Online, PDF View Edit
What’s in bloom in June? Photo guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers in June (alternate version). Plantlife Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Plant & fungi species A to Z of plant and fungi species, with photos, brief description, distribution, habitat, facts and conservation status. Plantlife Yes Online View Edit
Free-living marine nematodes (Part 2: British chromadorids) The chromadorids are small nematode worms mostly less than 2mm long and so form part of the meiofauna in marine habitats Platt & Warwick No Publication View Edit
Les myxomycètes Information on 853 taxa of myxomycetes (530 of them illustrated by colour photographs) in two complementary volumes, one Poulain, Michel, Marianne Meyer et Jean Bozonnet No Publication View Edit
Winter trees: a photographic guide to common trees and shrubs Identifying trees in winter without their familiar leaves can apear a daunting challenge, but a closer look will reveal Price & Bersweden No Publication View Edit
Guide to the British Stonefly (Plecoptera) families: adults and larvae This introductory AIDGAP field guide to stoneflies includes identification keys for the identification of both stonefly Pryce, Macadam & Brooks No Publication View Edit
BSBI Flora Search Online multi-access key for the identification of British flora. Quentin Groom Yes Online View Edit
Botanical Keys - Find Wild Flowers The Botanical Society for Britian and Ireland (BSBI) hosts this on line plant key produced by one of their members. The Quentin Groom Yes Online View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 4 Willows and Poplars of Great Britain and Ireland Useful identification guide to native Salix and Populus species, hybrids and varieties in Britain - 65 described. R .D. Meikle No Publication View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 4 Part 1. Coleoptera, Introduction and keys to families THE Coleoptera of the British Islands have been treated in a series of comprehensive works, the most important of which R. A. Crowson Yes Online, PDF View Edit
A Field Key To The Slugs Of The British Isles Mollusca: Pulmonata (Note that this key is now superceded by the 2014 FSC key to slugs.) Keys, notes and illustrations are provided to assis R. A. D. CAMERON Yes Online, PDF View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 6 Part 2a. Hymenoptera - Symphyta OF the two Suborders of the Hymenoptera the Symphyta are much the smaller and are dealt with here in only four parts. R. B. Benson Yes Online, PDF View Edit

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