Online Resources for Flora & Fauna Identifications


iNaturalist is a place where you can record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world. is like iNaturalist (above), but exclusive to Australia. I frequently use Bowerbird for help with identifications. * In May 2019, Ken Walker at Bowerbird recommended sharing observations on iNaturalist, as Bowerbird will no longer be supported.

Atlas of Living Australia collates data from several websites like iNaturalist and Use the website to search for species by taxonomic category or by location.

Ant Wiki provides info on the world's ants. Contributions come from ant experts together with discussions provided by experts and amateurs. Start with their page on Australian ants

Helpful site for identifying Australian longhorn beetles.

Cerambycidae in Australia

This extensive collection of insects from the Brisbane area is a great resource for learning more about particular species. It can also be a helpful starting point for identifications. This website is maintained by the Chew Family. 

This website provides reliably identified months of several Australian species. Now available on the Atlas of Living Australia.

What Bug Is That? provides identification keys and information to the 600+ insect families of Australia. Interactive PDF keys!

Descriptions of biology, behaviour, distribution, life histories, and over 4,000 images of Australian moth and butterfly species, courtesy of Coffs Harbour Butterfly House. 

Lepidoptera Identifications