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25 de febrero de 2014

Favorite online ID resources

There are some fantastic online resources for identifying the many life forms that I encounter. Here are some that are more targeted in scope and useful for a novice. My choices are slanted towards, but not limited to, California. There are others (BugGuide, Moth Photographers Group are examples) that are better suited to someone with more than a beginning knowledge of a topic. Some of the links have been provided by other iNat users so please leave a comment if you know of other fine online resources.



California Reptiles and Amphibians

Shasta Co. Field Herpetological Resource Site
Look for links to specific keys on the left.

Tadpoles of Coastal Southern California - USGC guide

A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Coastal Southern California

Reptiles and Amphibians of Arizona


Frequently Encountered Spiders in California



San Diego County Plant Atlas

Simplified Key to Conifer Genera of the US
American Museum of Natural History

Leaf Key to Common Trees in Louisiana

Wildflower Search Engines

Ocean Plants

Seaweed & Kelp
Fantastic sight by Emerald Diving

Guide to Seaweeds and Seagrasses
is focused on Netarts Bay, Oregon but is very helpful for west coast species.

Lady Beetles

Discover Life guide


I have a whole journal entry on just Gall identification sites


Zurqui All-Diptera Biodiversity Inventory
Guide to identify the most common fly families


Key to Major Groups of Mushrooms

Terrestrial Mollusc

Nice interactive key by University of Florida

Sea Turtles



Bumble Bees of the Western United States

Bumble Bees of the Eastern United States


Santee - San Diego County Moth

Moths of Orange County, California

Moth Photographers Group

BugGuide Silhouette Key to Major Moth Families


Coyote Subspecies
Various other places on the web have the same information but I find this map and key the easiest to use.!Coyote_subspecies_distribution_map.svg

Multiple Guides

Multiple Identification Keys for Florida fauna

Discover Life Identification Guides
Many different guides that are useful to varying degrees.

Sonoran Desert Naturalist
Wide range of flora and fauna

Jim's Place
Lassen County in Northeastern California
Mountain Meadows Invertebrates

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