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.

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Title Description Author(s) Free Availability
A key to the British species of family Buprestidae (Coleoptera) The British species of Buprestidae are very few and are mostly restricted to the South East of Britain. Mike Yes Online, PDF 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
A Photo Key to Great Diving Beetles It is generally known that Great Diving Beetles are some of our largest freshwater insects and most naturalists will kn Adrian Chalkley Yes PDF 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
Beetle Families A prototype multi-access key covering beetle families known to occur in the British Isles. Docker, S. Yes Online, App View Edit
Beetle fauna of Germany An amazingly rich website containing superb photos of a huge range of beetle species. Benisch, C. Yes Online View Edit
Beetle News A collection of newsletters available as PDFs most of which include an identification article for a group of beetles. Amateur Entomologists' Society Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Bostrichidae Key to British Species Bostrichidae Key to British Species by Mike Hackston, derived from the German key by Arved Lompe. Mike Hackston Yes Online, PDF 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
British Scraptiidae RES Handbook vol 5 part 18. Levey No Publication 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
Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae (Broad-nosed weevils) RES Handbook vol 5 part 17a. Morris No Publication View Edit
Coleoptera: Kateretidae & Nitudulidae: Meligethinae (Pollen beetles) RES Handbook vol 5 part 6a. Kirk-Spriggs No Publication 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
Guide to British Dung Beetles: GEOTRUPIDAE (Dor beetles) PDF linked from webpage with extra information: https://dungbeetlemap.wordpress.com/dung-beetles/geotrupidae/ The Geotr Ceri Watkins, Dung Beetle UK Mapping Project Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Guide to British Dung Beetles: ONTHOPHAGUS PDF linked from webpage with extra information: https://dungbeetlemap.wordpress.com/dung-beetles/onthophagus/ Picture g Ceri Watkins, Dung Beetle UK Mapping Project Yes Online, PDF 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
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
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
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
Intro to Ladybird Larvae ID This is one of FSC BioLinks informal virtual meet ups (VMUs) on Zoom which we've started doing in response to the C Helen Roy and Peter Brown Yes Online View Edit
iRecord Ladybirds The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the Nature Locator team have joined forces to help map species of ladybird with Natural Apptitude Ltd. Yes App View Edit
Key for the identification of British Anthribidae A family of weevils with only ten British species, one of them only found in domestic situations and now very rare due t Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Attelabidae Two species of this family are found in Britain, with the larvae feeding in rolled-up leaves of various species of trees Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Biphyllidae A key to the two British species is found below. Both are associated with fungi on dry deciduous wood. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Bostrichidae There are only five species of this family of wood-boring beetles occurring in Britain. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Bothrideridae A small family in the British fauna, containing species variously classified in the past. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Buprestidae The British species of Buprestidae are very few and are mostly restricted to the SE of Britain. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Byrrhidae 13 species in 7 genera occur in Britain according to Duff's checklist (2012). Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Byturidae A family containing just two species in Britain, one of which is common and widespread through Britain. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Cerambycidae According to Duff's checklist of British Coleoptera there are 67 species of Cerambycidae (longhorn beetles) which a Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Cerylonidae There are five British species of this family listed in the latest checklist, from two genera. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Ciidae There are 22 species from 7 genera listed in the latest British checklist. 15 of these belong to genus Cis. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Clambidae A small family in the British fauna, comprising ten species in two genera, genus Calyptomerus and Clambus. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Colydiidae This is a small family of twelve species of mostly wood-boring beetles. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Cucujidae A family with only two species in Britain, the more common Pediacus dermestoides and the more local Pediacus depressus. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Dasytidae The current checklist has 9 species in 4 genera from two subfamilies in Britain. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Dermestidae The current checklist has 40 species in this family on the British list from six subfamilies and thirteen genera. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Dryophthoridae Four species are known from Britain from this family of weevils. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Dryopidae Friday (1988) stated that the separation of these species depends on the form of the genitalia Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Dytiscidae The Dytiscidae are a group of water beetles with a good number of species in Britain. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Elmidae 'The 12 species of Elmidae found in Britain are classified in 8 genera. Mike Hackston Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Key for the identification of British Elmidae The 12 species of Elmidae found in Britain are classified in 8 genera. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Endomychidae A small family in Britain with nine species from five genera. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Erotylidae The 2012 edition of the Checklist of Beetles of the British Isles lists eight species from four genera. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Geotrupidae A key to the British species of family Geotrupidae, revised to include Odonteus armiger which was formerly placed in a s Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Gyrinidae The whirligig beetles are familiar to anybody who has had more than a cursory look at still or slow-moving water during Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Haliplidae 19 species of this aquatic family are found in Britain. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Heteroceridae The British members of this family number eight from two genera. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Histeridae The current check list of British Histeridae (Duff, 2012) lists 52 species from 21 genera and 7 subfamilies. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit

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