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Identify an insect or other invertebrate yourself

Try the easy to use CSIRO Key to the Invertebrates

What Bug Is That? The Guide to Australian Insect Families - a great resource for identifying insects!

Lucid key for Insect Orders - uses a lucid key to identify insects to orders

Identification key for Insect Orders -  another similar key to help you identify insects to order.  Click the boxes of the features your insect has and this key will narrow down the possibilities for you.  No need to start at the beginning of the key either!

Australian Ants - Keys and information about Australian ants

Australian Moths - photos from CSIRO from different families

Spiders of Southeast Queensland

Insects of Tasmania - a website set up with photos of insects specifically from Tasmania

Identification of Australian Freshwater Invertebrates

Identifying Centipedes of Australia

Insects in Stored Grain - help identifying pests in stored grain from DEEDI

Waterbug Company (Melbourne based, Australia-wide consulting) The Waterbug people people consult across Australia, especially when it comes to teaching and specimen identification. 

Spiders and other Arachnids This site is a working draft for "A field Guide to the Spiders of Australia" by Robert Whyte and Dr Greg Anderson for CSIRO Publishing due to be published in 2014-15.

Adult insect order key: A detailed and simply explained key to insect orders (Michigan-based, but useful for insect orders in general): http://www.knowyourinsects.org/index.html

NOTE: The above sites are for identifying adult insects. Insects may also be found as eggs, larvae, pupae or nymphs.

Larvae Identification Use CSIRO's lucid key to help identify holometabolous insect larvae.