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What Bug Is That?  --  VISIT
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Updated: Thu 08/02/2018 @ 04:23

What Bug Is That?

About this project

What Bug Is That? provides identification keys and information to the 600+ insect families of Australia. Learn more about this project and its contributors.

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Author(s): CSIRO

Interactive Multiplex Keys to Adult Female Mosquito Species of China (Diptera, Culicidae)  --  VISIT
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Updated: Wed 08/01/2018 @ 10:29


This key is an interactive diagnostic tool to help identify the medical important species of China, which comprises 33 species, forming a multivariate matrix of 76 morphological characters and more than 410 images to support identification of adult female mosquito species.

Version: October 24, 2016

(also see the website: Morphological Identification of Medical Vector, )

Author(s): Tian-Ci YANG & Xiao-Bin ZHANG

Published by: Zhejiang International Tourism HealthcareCente, 2 Wensan Road of Xihu District, Hangzhou 310012, P.R. China


Cost: Free

Note: This version of Mosquitoes Identification System of China is used for scientific and technological research, rather than for commercial distribution.
Author(s): Tian-Ci YANG & Xiao-Bin ZHANG

Thysanoptera Chinensis  --  VISIT
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Updated: Mon 07/30/2018 @ 04:03

Thysanoptera Chinensis

Thripidae Genera from China

This identification and information system includes 98 genera of the Thysanoptera family Thripidae that are thought to occur in China. This number is certain to increase, with expanding field studies on the Oriental and Holarctic components of the fauna of this highly diverse country.

This system provides information on biology and distribution wherever possible, but little is known about how most thrips species spend their lives. All thrips show some specificity in their host plant associations, and some species are fully dependent for survival on one, or a restricted range, of plant species. One objective of this user-friendly system is to encourage more students in China to discover the larval host plants on which particular thrips species are dependent to maintain populations.

Citing this publication:
Zhang SM, Mound LA, & Hastings A (2018). Thysanoptera Chinensis. Thripidae Genera from China., Identic Pty Ltd, Queensland, Australia.

Author(s): Laurence Mound

Thrips of Brazil  --  VISIT
 Views: 184

Updated: Thu 02/15/2018 @ 04:17

The Thysanoptera fauna of Brazil is one of the most diverse in the world. More than 530 species were described based on material collected in Brazilian territory and approximately 700 species are recorded from this country. This number represents more than 10% of the species described in the Thysanoptera. Besides the large number of species, the Brazilian fauna is also diverse in terms of ecology and life histories.

In this identification system, the user can identify the 6 Thysanoptera families that occur in Brazil.

Author(s): Adriano Cavalleri, Laurence A. Mound, Mariana F. Lindner, Marcos Botton, Milton de Souza Mendonça Jr.

An interactive key to the troglobitic invertebrates of Brazil  --  VISIT
 Views: 143

Updated: Thu 12/07/2017 @ 09:44


This key is an interactive tool to help identify the troglobitic invertebrates species that occurs in Brazil. The key comprises 78 species, forming a matrix of 231 morphological characters and more than 200 images to support identification.


November 2017


Author(s): Daniele Regina Parizotto, Amanda Ciprandi Pires, Kleber Makoto Mise, Rodrigo Lopes Ferreira & Gisele Cristina Sessegolo

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