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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Title Description Author(s)sort descending Free Availability
Key for the identification of British Leiodidae A total of 93 species in 20 genera and four subfamilies are on the latest British checklist. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Keys for the identification of British Chrysomelidae Keys to genera and species of British leaf beetles 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 Trogossitidae This family contains five British species, each from different genera. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Lucanidae A small family in the British fauna. 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 Lycidae A family represented in Britain by four species each in a different genus Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Cleridae There are 15 species of this family on the British list but several of these have not been recorded for over 100 years a Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key for the identification of British Lymexylidae Two species of this family are present in Britain, associated with dead and dying trees. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Geotrupidae Key to British Species A key to the British species of family Geotrupidae, revised to include Odonteus armiger which was formerly placed in a s Mike Hackston (2019) Adapted and updated from Joy (1932) and translated from Machatschke (1969). Yes Online, PDF View Edit
British Lichens Species Gallery Website designed to help with lichen identification by providing good photos of lichens that are found in the British Is Mike Sutcliffe Yes Online View Edit
Hants moths Details of all the species that occur in Hampshire and beyond, with good quality photographs, descriptions, distribution Mike Wall Yes Online View Edit
A beginner’s vegetative guide to orchids of the British Isles This guide is designed to aid anyone in the process of identifying orchids when they are not in flower Mike Waller Yes PDF View Edit
MoorPLANTS pdf A printable pdf to help identify the plants you encounter on the Peak District and South Pennine peatlands and moors. Moors for the Future Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Sphagnum ID guide This printable pdf is primarily a field guide to the Sphagnum mosses found in the Peak District National Park and South Moors for the Future Yes Online, PDF View Edit
MoorSIGHTS pdf This printable pdf is a field guide to some of the most common and/or iconic landscape features of the Peak District Nat Moors for the Future Yes Online, PDF View Edit
MoorWILD pdf This printable PDF is a field guide to some of the most common and/or iconic moorland animal species found within the Pe Moors for the Future Yes Online, PDF View Edit
MoorPLANTS app An app to help identify the plants you encounter on the Peak District and South Pennine peatlands and moors. Moors for the Future, Natural Apptitude Ltd Yes App View Edit
MoorMOSS app This app is primarily a field guide to the Sphagnum mosses found in the Peak District National Park and South Pennines a Moors for the Future, Natural Apptitude Ltd Yes App View Edit
MoorSIGHTS app This app is a field guide to some of the most common and/or iconic landscape features of the Peak District National Park Moors for the Future, Natural Apptitude Ltd Yes App View Edit
MoorWILD app This app is a field guide to some of the most common and/or iconic moorland animal species found within the Peak Distric Moors for the Future, Natural Apptitude Ltd Yes App View Edit
Common seaweeds Seaweeds are usually easily recognisable. Morrell & Roberts No Publication View Edit
True weevils (part 1) Coleoptera: Curculionidae RES Handbook vol 5 part 17b. Morris No Publication View Edit
True Weevils (part 2) Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Ceutorhynchinae RES handbook vol 5 part 17c. Morris No Publication View Edit
True Weevils (Part III) RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 17d. This Handbook is the third, and final, part covering the 'true weevils'. Morris No Publication View Edit
Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae (Broad-nosed weevils) RES Handbook vol 5 part 17a. Morris No Publication View Edit
Cladonia: a field guide The author writes: "Cladonia is an extensive and difficult genus of lichens, but one that is extremely valuable in N. G. Hodgetts Yes Online, PDF 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
LeafWatch Help scientists track the spread of the horse-chestnut leaf miner moth with this simple, intuitive app.
 &#1 Natural Apptitude Ltd. Yes App View Edit
iRecord Butterflies Butterfly recording is the foundation for protecting these beautiful creatures. Natural Apptitude Ltd. Yes App View Edit
Mammal Tracker The Mammal Tracker smartphone application is the first extensive phone app for the identification and recording of Briti Natural Apptitude Ltd. Yes App View Edit
Plant Tracker The Environment Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wale Natural Apptitude Ltd. Yes App View Edit
Bats in flight Telling the different bat species apart by sight can be difficult, but this guide outlines key 
 details to look Natural History Museum No PDF View Edit
Spiders in your home A guide to help you identify six spider species commonly found in houses and other buildings Natural History Museum & OPAL Yes PDF View Edit
World Spider Catalog This primarily a fully searchable online database covering spider taxonomy, but it has a longer history of predecessors Natural History Museum of Bern Yes Online View Edit
AlgaeVision A database and virtual collection of images of freshwater and terrestrial algae collected in Britain and Ireland Natural History Museum, British Phycological Society Yes Online View Edit
Butterflies of Britain and Ireland A comprehensive interactive field guide covering all 61 butterfly species that regularly occur in Britain and Ireland. Nature Guides Ltd No App View Edit
Moths & Butterflies of Britain & Ireland Photographic guide accessing UKMoths.org.uk and distribution maps from the National Moth Recording Scheme when online. Nature Guides Ltd No App View Edit
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Ireland A comprehensive field guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of Britain and Ireland. Nature Guides Ltd No App View Edit
Bumblebees of Britain & Ireland App that provides a comprehensive resource to help identify bumblebees in the field. NatureGuides, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Habitat Aid, Richard Lewington No App View Edit
Shieldbugs of the British Isles Shieldbugs look somewhat like beetles but have sucking mouthparts instead of mandibles and their young (called nymphs) p Nau No Publication View Edit
Intertidal marine isopods The Second Edition of this iconic Synopsis, replacing Naylor (1972).
 This new edition of the Synopsis has been Naylor & Brandt No Publication View Edit
Psocids Psocoptera (Booklice and Barklice) RES Handbook vol 1 part 7. New No Publication View Edit
Identify your bluebells Information on how to distinguish UK native bluebells from non-native species and hybrids. NHM Yes Online View Edit
Orchid Observers Identification Guide Identification guide developed for the orchid observers citizen science project. NHM Yes Online, PDF View Edit
British bumblebee identification guide Online identification guide to UK bumblebees using simple key based on colour. NHM Yes Online View Edit
Types of British Seaweed Online identification guide (using photos) to seaweeds. Grouped by habitat. NHM Yes Online View Edit
Tree identification key An interactive key to tree identification. NHM Yes Online View Edit
Urban tree survey - tree identification key Identification guide to support the urban tree survey. NHM Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Leafsnap Leafsnap app for iPhones using visual recognition software to help identify species from photos of their leaves. NHM Yes App View Edit

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