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Flower Chafers of New South Wales

This key enables the user to identify the adult Flower Chafers, technically known as Cetoniinae, of New South Wales to species. The Cetoniinae are a subfamily of the family Scarabaeidae, which includes Dung Beetles, Christmas Beetles, Rhinoceros Beetles and Chafers.

This key was created by Chris Reid and Matthew Bulbert, of the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Research, Australian Museum, Sydney. The illustrations and key construction are by Matthew Bulbert and the descriptions and taxonomic decisions by Chris Reid.

At present, this key excludes species of the tribe Valgini, which are small and difficult to identify.

The key has been constructed from examination of preserved specimens held at the Museum, or loaned from other institutions, and is the first key for the identification of the New South Wales Cetoniinae. The choice of species is based on locality information taken from the Zoological Catalogue for Australian Cetoniinae (Cassis and Weir, 1992), literature records, advice from colleagues and specimen data held by the Museum.

The key has been designed for people with varying degrees of prior knowledge of beetles, from the general enthusiast to research scientist. The terminology has been kept simple but is supported by a glossary and illustrations.

At the time of writing the authors are unaware of any undescribed or additional described species from New South Wales.

Throughout the key the following abbreviations have been used for Australian states and territories:

  • QLD - Queensland
  • NSW - New South Wales
  • ACT - Australian Capital Territory
  • VIC - Victoria
  • TAS - Tasmania
  • SA - South Australia
  • WA - Western Australia
  • NT - Northern Territory

Australian Museum

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 14/12/2016 Views: 8165
Key Author(s): Chris Reid and Matthew Bulbert Key Publisher: Australian Museum Key Version: 1.0
Key to the Chrysomelinae of New South Wales

This is an interactive key which enables the user to identify to generic level adult beetles of the subfamily Chrysomelinae occurring in New South Wales. The Chrysomelinae belong to the family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles) and are represented by 35 genera in New South Wales.

This key was created by Chris Reid and Kindi Smith, of the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Research, Australian Museum, Sydney. The illustrations and key construction are by Kindi Smith and the descriptions and taxonomic decisions by Chris Reid.

 

The key has been constructed from examination of preserved specimens held at the Museum. The choice of genera and species is based on locality information taken from literature records and specimen data held by the museum.

The key has been designed for people with varying degrees of prior knowledge of beetles, from the general enthusiast to research scientist. The terminology has been kept simple but is supported by a glossary and illustrations.

All genera of Chrysomelinae known from New South Wales are included. At the time of writing the authors are aware of one possibly undescribed genus from this state.

Australian Museum

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Key Author(s): Chris Reid and Kindi Smith Key Publisher: Australian Museum Key Version: 1.0
Key to the Criocerinae of New South Wales

This is an interactive key which enables the user to identify to genus adult beetles of the subfamily Sagrinae occurring in New South Wales. The Sagrinae belong to the family Chrysomelidae (leaf-beetles) and are represented by three genera in New South Wales.

This key was created by Chris Reid and Kindi Smith, of the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Research, Australian Museum, Sydney. The illustrations and key construction are by Kindi Smith and the descriptions and taxonomic decisions by Chris Reid.

The key has been constructed from examination of preserved specimens held at the Museum. The choice of genera and species is based on locality information taken from literature records and specimen data held by the museum.

The key has been designed for people with varying degrees of prior knowledge of beetles, from the general enthusiast to research scientist. The terminology has been kept simple but is supported by a glossary and illustrations.

All genera of Sagrinae known from New South Wales are included. At the time of writing the authors are unaware of any undescribed or additional described genus from this state.

Australian Museum

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Key Author(s): Kindi Smith and Chris Reid Key Publisher: Australian Museum Key Version: 1.0
Key to the Sagrinae of New South Wales

This is an interactive key which enables the user to identify to genus adult beetles of the subfamily Sagrinae occurring in New South Wales. The Sagrinae belong to the family Chrysomelidae (leaf-beetles) and are represented by three genera in New South Wales.

This key was created by Chris Reid and Kindi Smith, of the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Research, Australian Museum, Sydney. The illustrations and key construction are by Kindi Smith and the descriptions and taxonomic decisions by Chris Reid.

The key has been constructed from examination of preserved specimens held at the Museum. The choice of genera and species is based on locality information taken from literature records and specimen data held by the museum.

The key has been designed for people with varying degrees of prior knowledge of beetles, from the general enthusiast to research scientist. The terminology has been kept simple but is supported by a glossary and illustrations.

All genera of Sagrinae known from New South Wales are included. At the time of writing the authors are unaware of any undescribed or additional described genus from this state.

Australian Museum

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Key Author(s): Chris Reid and Kindi Smith Key Publisher: Australian Museum Key Version: 1.0
Key to the Spilopyrinae of New South Wales

This interactive key enables the user to identify to genus the adult beetles of the subfamily Spilopyrinae occurring in New South Wales. The Spilopyrinae belong to the family Chrysomelidae (leaf-beetles) and are represented by four genera in New South Wales.

This key was created by Chris Reid and Kindi Smith of the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Research, Australian Museum, Sydney. The illustrations and key construction are by Kindi Smith and the descriptions and taxonomic decisions by Chris Reid.

The key has been constructed from examination of preserved specimens held at the Museum. The choice of genera and species is based on locality information taken from literature records and specimen data held by the museum.

The key has been designed for people with varying degrees of prior knowledge of beetles, from the general enthusiast to research scientist. The terminology has been kept simple but is supported by a glossary and illustrations.

All genera of Spilopyrinae known from New South Wales are included. At the time of writing the authors are unaware of any undescribed or additional described genera from this state.

Australian Museum

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Key Author(s): Chris Reid and Kindi Smith Key Publisher: Australian Museum Key Version: 1.0
Key to the Dung Beetles of eastern New South Wales

This key enables the user to identify adults of the dung beetles (family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Scarabaeinae) found in NSW between the coast and the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range. The species included are those known to occur in this region, with additional species from the collection of the Australian Museum. It has been designed for use by people with a range of skill levels in the identification of insects. The terminology has been simplified as much as possible and notes and images are attached for each of the taxa and character states to assist in interpretation. Links to definitions are included for many terms, and an extensive glossary is also included.

We thank the scientists whose taxonomic work has allowed us to construct this identification guide: Eric Matthews (South Australian Museum), Geoff Monteith (Queensland Museum), Ross Storey (Queensland Department of Primary Industries) and Tom Weir (Australian National Insect Collection). Tom provided many identifications of the difficult species. Geoff Williams (Taree) made valuable comments on an early draft of the key.

Many thanks to our colleagues Gareth Carter, Michael Elliott and Rossanna Silviera, who provided feedback on the key or provided support at crucial stages of the project. Particular thanks to Matthew Bulbert, who took many of the beetle photographs.

Australian Museum

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Key Author(s): Australian Museum Key Publisher: Australian Museum Key Version: 1.0
Plants and Fungi of south western New South Wales

This key is designed for anyone who has an interest in finding out about the plants of south western New South Wales. It includes about 1100 species, accompanied by over 3000 images. The key uses a limited number of easily seen characters using a minimum of technical terms to help with identification of plants. It is not designed to key out to a single species, though sometimes it does. It is designed to narrow down the possibilities of what the plant might be to a limited number of species. The photos may then help you decide what your plant is.

In most cases, the use of a hand lens is not necessary for identification. Identification needing the use of even a low power microscope, or a detailed knowledge of technical terms is beyond the scope of the key. The character "ligules" (for grasses) is the only character in the key that requires a hand lens. A hand lens will also be helpful for other characters e.g. "spikelet length" for grasses with small seeds.

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 14/12/2016 Views: 4170
Key Author(s): Betty Wood Key Version: 1.0
NudiKey

An illustrated, interactive key to the Australian heterobranch sea slug families

The Australia heterobranch sea slugs not only have popular appeal among the public but they also hold scientific importance. NudiKey provides a simple, interactive tool to assist with their identification and an opportunity for users to become familiar with the external diagnostic characteristics found in this highly speciose group of gastropod molluscs. NudiKey summarises the essential characteristics of the epibenthic families and, using high quality photographs of living animals, comprises a comprehensively illustrated, user-friendly, interactive key.

Author: MATTHEW J. NIMBS

Southern Cross University
National Marine Science Centre

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 23/11/2016 Views: 3977
Key Author(s): MATTHEW J. NIMBS Key Publisher: Southern Cross University, National Marine Science Centre Key Version: 1.0
Tomato diagnostic key

Demonstration

Posted By: Prof. Geoff Norton Last Updated: 13/09/2016 Views: 4145
Key Author(s): NSW DPI Key Publisher: Identic Key Version: 0.1
Prymnesiophyte Key

Prymnesiophyte Key

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 24/08/2016 Views: 3965
Key Author(s): Australian Antarctic Division Key Version: 1.0
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