Online Flora and Fauna Identification Resources

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Online Flora and Fauna Identification Resources
The following list of links represents an index of online resources for identifying Australian Flora and Fauna.

Specific Interactive Online Keys

Fauna
Arachnids (Freshwater)
Arthropoda (Aquatic)
Bryobiinae (females)
Caenidae (Ephemeroptera) Larvae
Coccidae Genera
Coleoptera (Aquatic)
Coleoptera, Megaloptera and Mecoptera Larvae (Aquatic)
Collembola
Crustacea Families (Aquatic)
Diptera Larvae (Aquatic)
Ephemeroptera Larvae (Aquatic)
Flatworms (Aquatic)
Helicopsychidae (Trichoptera) Larvae
Hemiptera (Aquatic)
Hydracarina
Invertebrates (Aquatic)
Leptoceridae (Trichoptera) Larvae
Microarthropods (Soil)
Molluscs
Mites
Mites (Soil)
Neuroptera & Megaloptera Larvae (Aquatic)
Odonate Larvae (Aquatic)
Parasitiformes (Soil)
Plecoptera Larvae (Aquatic)
Phytoseiulus (females)
Philoreithridae (Trichoptera) Larvae
Trichoptera Larvae

Flora
Acacias (Wattles)
Fabaceae (Peas)


General Interactive Online Keys

Fauna
Beetles of the World
Birds in Backyards Birds Finder
Common Suburban Weeds
Is it a Mite?
Larvae
What Bug is that?
Tropical Rainforest Orchids
Tropical Rainforest Plants

Flora
Pond Organisms
Suburban Weeds
Timbers


Suburban Basic Interactive Online Keys

Birds
Frogs
Mammals
Reptiles


Online Flora & Fauna Search Resources

Flora
Australian Locality-based Flora search
Flora of Australia online (ABRS) Australian Biological Resources Study
Australian Eucalypt Names
Australian Marine Algae Name Index (AMANI)
Australian Plant Census (APC) - currently accepted scientific names for Australian vascular plants (taxa only).
Australian Plant Name Index (APNI) - SEARCH - historical listing of scientific names used for Australian vascular plants.
Australian plant common name database
Australian Plant Image Search
Australian Plant Image Index By Family
Australian Pollen and Spore Atlas
Australian Orchid Name Index (AONI) [PDF 1,699 KB] and Checklist [PDF 219 KB]
Australian Virtual Herbarium
Catalogue of Mosses of Australia and its External Territories
Catalogue of Australian Mosses - the name and publication references for mosses.
Checklist of Australian Lichens - the names and publication references for lichens.
Fungi of Australia
What’s Its Name? (database of plant names & name changes for Australia)

Fauna
Birds in Backyards Birds Finder
What Bug is that?

NSW

Animals
Wildlife of Sydney
Bugwise Invertebrate Guide

VIC

Animals
Field Guide to Victorian Fauna application

QLD


Animals of Queensland
Ask an Expert
Wildlife Online Database

SA

WA

Florabase
Nature Map
 
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Blake

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Thanks Templar and thank you Cogola. Added to the list
 

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Cheers Blake and great work compiling the list - I frequent a lot of those sites!
 

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I saw an article about a new(?) mobile app that can identify plants from a photo taken with the phone camera. I searched around and couldn't find it mentioned before.
PlantNet seems to use machine learning to identify plants. Although it is mostly include French plants so far but might be something to watch and contribute to. It doesn't seem to have any association with the PlantNet website run by the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney.
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/03/10/the-shazam-for-plants-will-identify-any-plant-from-a-picture/
 
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