Hawaiian Scarab ID: Scarab and Stag Beetles of Hawaii and the Pacific
ITP collaborator: Wichita State University
Authors: Joshua B. Dunlap, Mary Liz Jameson, Emmy L. Engasser, Paul E. Skelley, and Amanda J. Redford
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Identification Technology Program (ITP) is pleased to announce the release of Hawaiian Scarab ID: Scarab and Stag Beetles of Hawaii and the Pacific. This tool allows easy identification of adult and immature life stages of established pest species and potential new invasive scarab species for islands in the Pacific, particularly Hawaii and Guam.
This web-based tool is designed for people with varying degrees of knowledge, from outdoor enthusiasts to research scientists. Hawaiian Scarab ID features a variety of resources to help users identify scarabs, including an illustrated interactive key, detailed fact sheets, a sortable image gallery, behavior videos, an illustrated anatomy guide, and more! Several species can also be identified with DNA barcode data, with more to come. A mobile app version of the key will be released this spring.
Please find the attached PDF announcement to see an overview of ITP’s newest identification tool for PPQ and its partners. Please also feel free to forward this email or the attachment to your colleagues.
Hawaiian Scarab ID: Scarab and Stag Beetles of Hawaii and the Pacific can be accessed at: http://idtools.org/id/beetles/scarab/.
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