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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 Identification Portal
Insects Coleoptera Longhorn beetles Buglife guide
Leaf miners Leaf miners Leaf miners British Leaf Mining Fauna (Yahoo group)
Annelida Lumbricidae Earthworms FSC online key to Earthworms
Insects Aculeata Social wasps Identification of social wasps (omits D. norwegica)
Insects Coleoptera Beetles Site allowing comparison of beetle images
Platyhelminthes Turbellaria Land flatworms British Wildlife paper on native and alien land flatworms
Vertebrates Birds Bird songs Recordings of many British and foreign birds
Insects Diptera Blowflies An excellent draft key to Calliphoridae and Rhinophoridae
Insects Diptera Blowflies Another excellent illustrated .pdf guide to (most) of our blowflies
Insects Diptera Soldier-flies Dutch .pdf guide and English translation.
Arachnida Araneidae Orb-web spiders Highland Spider Group guide to orb-web spiders
Gall causers Gall causers Fungal, mite, insect galls Leafminers and plant galls of Europe
Vertebrates Chiroptera Bats Bat Conservation Trust
Fungi All Fungi Paul Cannon's site on fungi and lichens
Fungi Mycena Fungi Key to Norwegian species
Fungi All Fungi Photographs of fungi in SW England by David Fenwick.
Fungi All Fungi Roger Phillips' site
Insects Diptera Micropezidae Key to Finnish Micropezidae
Insects Aculeata Ants High-definition images of ants
Insects Hemiptera Bugs Aphid identification and resources
Insects Diptera Craneflies Catalogue of the Craneflies of the World
Insects Diptera Housefly Identification of Housefly Musca domestica
Arachnida Arachnida Spiders and Harvestmen Spiders and Harvestmen
Insects Diptera Robber-flies Asilidae Excellent, but in Dutch (.pdf, 23Mb, best saved to disc)
Insects Coleoptera Oil-beetles Buglife key to adult Meloe
Insects Coleoptera Oil-beetles John Walters' key to larval Meloe
Insects Coleoptera Ground-beetles Mike Hackston's keys to ground-beetles
Vertebrates All Mostly mammals Identification of skulls
All All All wildlife iSpot
Leaf miners Leaf miners Leaf miners Leafminers and plant galls of Europe
Leaf miners Leaf miners Leaf miners Keys to UK leaf and stem miners
Gall causers Gall causers Fungal, mite, insect galls British_galls (Yahoo group)
Marine All Marine species Marine Life Information Network
Molluscs Mollusca Slugs, snails, bivalves Conchological Society
Molluscs Mollusca Slugs, snails, bivalves Conchology-UK (Yahoo group)
Fungi All Fungi MycoKey species search
Fungi All Fungi MycoKey Morphing Mushroom Identifier
Fungi All Fungi Free .pdf keys to various fungi
Insects Aculeata Bumblebees Steven Falk's excellent resource
Insects Odonata Dragon- & damselflies British Dragonfly Society
Insects Orthoptera Grasshoppers Orthoptera recording scheme
Insects Psocoptera Barkflies Barkfly Recording Scheme
Lichens Lichens Lichens Alan Silverside's Lichen Pages
Insects Aculeata Bees, wasps, ants Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society
Insects Hemiptera Bugs British Bugs
Insects Coleoptera Ladybirds UK Ladybirds
Insects Diptera Flies Diptera.info
Insects Coleoptera Beetles John Walters' Beetle Guides
Insects Diptera Flies British Leaf-miners
Insects Coleoptera Sexton-beetles Beetle News key to Nicrophorus
Insects Coleoptera Sexton-beetles Mike Hackston's key to Nicrophorus
Insects Aculeata Bees, wasps, ants Wasp key p1  Wasp key p2
Insects Aculeata Bees, wasps, ants BWARS (Yahoo group)
Insects Symphyta Sawflies Sawfly (Yahoo group)
Insects Various Various Bedeguar insects key(MS Word file)
Insects Diptera Midges Key to Culicoides midges
Insects Diptera Stiletto-flies Key to NW European Stiletto-flies
Insects Diptera Snipe-flies Key to NW European Rhagio Snipe-flies
Insects Diptera Hoverflies UK-Hoverflies (Yahoo group)
Insects Diptera Empidid flies Keys to Empididae
Insects Various Various RES keys
Insects Lepidoptera Moths, butterflies UK Moths
Insects Lepidoptera Moths, butterflies Scottish Moths (Yahoo group)
Myriapoda Diplopoda Millipedes British Myriapod & Isopod Group
Myriapoda Chilopoda Centipedes British Myriapod & Isopod Group
Crustacea Isopoda Woodlice British Myriapod & Isopod Group
Insects Lepidoptera Moths, butterflies Butterfly Conservation
Insects Coleoptera Beetles Watford Coleoptera Group
Vertebrates Loxia Crossbills Crossbill identification (including .mp3 files)
Vertebrates Carduelis Redpolls Redpoll identification
Vertebrates Birds Birds RSPB (pictures and .mp3 files)
Vertebrates Birds Bird songs The Virtual Bird
Plants Tracheophyta Flowering plants & ferns W Highland Flora
Vertebrates Cetacea Whales, dolphins Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust
Vertebrates Mammalia All mammals Mammal Society
Vertebrates Mammalia Polecat and Ferret Separating Polecat, Ferret, and hybrids
Vertebrates Mammalia Wildcat and hybrids Identifying Wildcats and hybrids
Vertebrates Reptilia Snakes and lizards ARC Trust
Vertebrates 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 Gall-flies Tephritid recording scheme
Insects Diptera Hoverflies Hoverfly Recording Scheme
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 NGR Grabber Grid references from Google Maps.
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
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
Species and habitats. Scottish Biodiversity List
Species and habitats. UKBAP priority lists (June 2007)
Scottish Outdoor Access Code. SOAC


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


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