New Identification Resources

Antkey - ID Guide for Introduced Ants
USDA. APHIS. PPQ. Identification Technology Program.
Antkey is a community resource for the identification of invasive, introduced and commonly intercepted ant species from across the globe. Developed through collaboration between USDA's Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST) and the University of Illinois, Antkey focuses on over 115 ant species that are introduced, invasive or commonly intercepted in the U.S. including Hawaii. Antkey seeks to mitigate the spread of established introduced ants and prevent the incursion of new introductions by providing quarantine personnel, inspectors and conservation biologists with a user-friendly identification tool specifically designed for non-specialists. Antkey is the second in a series of digital ant identification tools specifically designed and developed for non-specialists. The first tool, PIAkey: Pacific Invasive Ant Key was released in 2008.

ID Source - Gateway to Pest Identification
Colorado State University. Natural Resource Ecology Lab.
ID Source is a gateway to websites that help you identify plant pests, diseases, and weeds. Searchable for ID Aids on a pest by name, geographic region, commodity affected, and more. Developed through collaboration between USDA's Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST) and Colorado State University.

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Date: 
Nov 15, 2012