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Identification resources (see also Focus on Highland Wildlife, Atlases, and this NBN page.)  
Taxon (wide) Taxon (narrow) English Link
Marine All marine species Marine species Marine Species Identification Portal
Arachnida Opiliones Harvestmen FSC online key
Insecta Coleoptera Longhorn beetles Buglife guide
Insecta Leaf miners Leaf miners British Leaf Mining Fauna (Yahoo group)
Insecta Coleoptera Saproxylic beetles Ross Piper's site on beetles in dead wood
Insecta Aculeata Social wasps Identification of social wasps (omits D. norwegica)
Insecta Coleoptera Beetles Site allowing comparison of beetle images
Platyhelmithes Turbellaria Land flatworms British Wildlife paper on native and alien land flatworms
Aves All birds Bird songs Recordings of many British and foreign birds
Insecta Diptera Blowflies An excellent draft key to Calliphoridae and Rhinophoridae
Insecta Diptera Blowflies Another excellent illustrated .pdf guide to (most) of our blowflies
Insecta Diptera Soldier-flies Dutch .pdf guide and English translation.
Arachnida Araneidae Orb-web spiders Highland Spider Group guide to orb-web spiders
All Gall causers Fungal, mite, insect galls Leafminers and plant galls of Europe
Mammalia Chiroptera Bats Bat Conservation Trust
Fungi All Fungi Fungi Paul Cannon's site on fungi and lichens
Fungi All Fungi Fungi Photographs of fungi in SW England by David Fenwick.
Insecta Diptera Micropezidae Key to Finnish Micropezidae
Insecta Aculeata Ants High-definition images of ants
Insecta Hemiptera Bugs Aphid identification and resources
Insecta Diptera Craneflies Catalogue of the Craneflies of the World
Insecta Diptera Housefly Identification of Housefly Musca domestica
Arachnida Arachnida Spiders and Harvestmen Spiders and Harvestmen
Insecta Diptera Robber-flies Asilidae Excellent, but in Dutch (.pdf, 23Mb, best saved to disc)
Insecta Carabidae Ground-beetles Mike Hackston's keys to ground-beetles
Vertebrata All vertebrates Mostly mammals Identification of skulls
All Leaf miners Leaf miners Leafminers and plant galls of Europe
All Leaf miners Leaf miners Keys to UK leaf and stem miners
All Gall causers Fungal, mite, insect galls British_galls (Yahoo group)
Mollusca Mollusca Slugs, snails, bivalves Conchological Society
Fungi All Fungi Fungi MycoKey species search
Fungi All Fungi Fungi MycoKey Morphing Mushroom Identifier
Fungi All Fungi Fungi Free .pdf keys to various fungi
Insecta Aculeata Bumblebees Steven Falk's excellent resource
Insecta Odonata Dragon- & damselflies British Dragonfly Society
Insecta Orthoptera Grasshoppers Orthoptera recording scheme
Insecta Psocoptera Barkflies Barkfly Recording Scheme
Fungi Lichens Lichens Alan Silverside's Lichen Pages
Insecta Aculeata Bees, wasps, ants Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society
Insecta Hemiptera Bugs British Bugs
Insecta Diptera Flies Diptera.info
Insecta Coleoptera Beetles John Walters' Beetle Guides
Insecta Coleoptera Sexton-beetles Beetle News key to Nicrophorus
Insecta Coleoptera Sexton-beetles Mike Hackston's key to Nicrophorus
Insecta Aculeata Bees, wasps, ants Wasp key p1  Wasp key p2
Insecta Various Various Bedeguar insects key(MS Word file)
Insecta Diptera Stiletto-flies Key to NW European Stiletto-flies
Insecta Diptera Snipe-flies Key to NW European Rhagio Snipe-flies
Insecta Diptera Empidid flies Keys to Empididae
Insecta Various Various RES keys
Insecta Lepidoptera Moths, butterflies UK Moths
Myriapoda Diplopoda Millipedes British Myriapod & Isopod Group
Myriapoda Chilopoda Centipedes British Myriapod & Isopod Group
Crustacea Isopoda Woodlice British Myriapod & Isopod Group
Insecta Lepidoptera Moths, butterflies Butterfly Conservation
Insecta Coleoptera Beetles Watford Coleoptera Group
Aves Carduelis Redpolls Redpoll identification
Aves All birds All birds RSPB (pictures and .mp3 files)
Plantae Tracheophyta Flowering plants & ferns W Highland Flora
Mammalia Cetacea Whales, dolphins Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust
Mammalia Mammalia All mammals Mammal Society
Mammalia Mustela Polecat and Ferret Separating Polecat, Ferret, and hybrids
Mammalia Felis Wildcat and hybrids Identifying Wildcats and hybrids
Reptilia Reptilia Snakes and lizards ARC Trust
Amphibia All Amphibia Frogs, toads, newts ARC Trust


Recording schemes (for full list see the BRC site) Top  
Taxon (wide) Taxon (narrow) English Link
Vertebrates Amphibia Frogs, toads, newts NARRS
Insects Lepidoptera Moths, butterflies Butterfly Conservation Highland Branch
Molluscs Mollusca Slugs, snails, bivalves Conchological Society
Myriapoda Diplopoda Millipedes Millipedes Recording Scheme
Myriapoda Chilopoda Centipedes Centipedes Recording Scheme
Crustacea Isopoda Woodlice Woodlice Recording Scheme
Arachnids Opiliones, Araneae Spiders and Harvestmen Spider and Harvestman Recording Scheme
Insects Odonata Dragon- & damselflies British Dragonfly Society
Insects Orthoptera Grasshoppers Orthoptera recording scheme
Insects Psocoptera Barkflies Barkfly Recording Scheme
Vertebrates Reptilia Snakes, lizards NARRS
Vertebrates Cetacea Whales, dolphins Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust
Vertebrates Lutra lutra Otters International Otter Survival Fund
Plants Tracheophyta Flowering plants & ferns Botanical Society of the British Isles
Arachnids Araneae Spiders British Spiders
Insects Aculeata Bees, wasps, ants Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society
Insects Coleoptera Ladybirds UK Ladybirds
Insects Diptera Parasitoid flies The Tachinid Recording Scheme
Insects Hemiptera Bugs British Bugs Recording Scheme
Insects Ephemeroptera Mayflies Mayfly recording scheme
All All All wildlife Outer Hebrides Biological Recording Project


Utilities Top  
Type Name Description
Maps Grid Reference Finder Grid references from Google Maps.
Maps Movable Type Scripts Calculate distance between two OSGRs.
Maps Ordnance Survey OpenData Mapping data and geographic information from OS.
Maps Ordnance Survey OpenSpace OS OpenSpace map builder.
Maps ArcGIS Explorer Desktop Free basic GIS program.
Maps Convert OSGR to VC Resource on the UK and Irish Herbaria.
Maps Gazeteer of placenames Resource on the UK and Irish Herbaria.
Maps Coordinate converter from BGS Convert single lat/long coordinates to OSGRs.
Maps Batch lat/long to OSGR converter Convert multiple lat/long coordinates to OSGRs.
Maps AA routefinder Routes and distances.
Weather, tides Met. Office forecasts Animated 5 day forecasts.
Weather, tides Tide tables Tide times and heights.
Astronomical data Sunrise/set and twilight times From HM Nautical Almanac Office.
Software Core ftp Uploading files to websites.
Software Highcharts Javascript code for producing graphs and charts.
Software HTML Table Filter Generator Javascript code used in the table filters on this page.
Software DMAP Mapping software.
Software pdf995 free software Convert any document to .pdf format.
Library Salser library catalogue Online search of Scottish library catalogues.


Miscellaneous Top
Description Name
Scottish Aculeate List Checklist of Scottish bees, wasps, ants
Non-native species. Identification of non-native species
BRC atlases. NERC Open Research Archive - .pdf files of BRC Provisional Atlases
Scottish Fungi An information hub for all mycologists
Rare plants in VC110. Outer Hebrides Rare Plants Register
Rare plants in VC104. Skye, Raasay & The Small Isles Rare Plants Register 
Rare plants in VC106. E Ross Rare Plants Register 
What insects eat, and what eats plants. Database of Insect Food Plants
Foodplants of moth and butterfly larvae. Database of Lepidopteran Hostplants
Insect wing maps - Creative Commons. Drawwing.org.
Plant taxonomy and nomenclature. The Plant List
Scottish Outdoor Access Code. SOAC


Local sites Top
Tain & District Field Club Inverness Field Club Inverness Botany Group Assynt Field Club
Skye & Lochalsh Environment Forum Skye Birds Skye and Raasay plants Skye Wildlife
Caithness Field Club Caithness Moths Lochaber Nat. Hist. Soc. International Otter Survival Fund
Lorn Natural History Group Highland Biodiversity Project Highland Foundation for Wildlife Walks in Highland


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