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Pests > Pest taxonomy/IDs > Insects > Australian insect common names website
September 2000. AUStrALIAN INSECT COMMON NAMES – www.ento.csiro.au/aicn. 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. Comments are welcomed 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. This website provides ready access to the correct scientific name of every insect or related creature for which there is a common (or vernacular) name in use in Australia. The site also enables the user to discover the common name or names used in Australia for a species for which the user knows only the scientific name. Species are also listed in family groupings. An index of commonly used abbreviations of authors’ names has also been included. This index is intended to assist in the interpretation of abbreviations which may be encountered in entomological literature. It is recommended, however, that in present-day usage authors’ names be quoted in full to avoid ambiguity.