This website is based on the CSIRO Handbook of Australian Insect Names - 6th edition, 1993. The database of names behind that Handbook has been updated and augmented to reflect taxonomic changes, new names and newly recorded species. Inevitably, we will have overlooked some changes in nomenclature or potential additions. We welcome comments and contributions from all users of this website.
For the first time images and large-scale distribution maps accompany the names of arthropods and their relatives. This is indeed 'work in progress', but a consolidated resource whose value will increase with time, as the website is revised and updated.
By moving the familiar and widely used 'common names book' to a web format we have paved the way for more frequent updating.
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