Wildlife Species Identification

All research questions pertaining to the identification of individual terrestrial Invertebrate, Bird, Mammal, Reptile & Amphibian species are presented. Each topic is explained and includes a status bar, research dates, PDF download (where applicable) & website button/s link (where applicable). The majority of research is ongoing and will take multiple years to complete. If you are an ecologist, postgraduate/graduate student or have an deep interest in Capo Testa & would like to assist in survey work please feel free to get in Contact & chose area/s of preference. The research codes (e.g. A1) relate to the Research Project Questions section at the bottom of the About page.   

             

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F9: Identification of 'Primary-Focus Invertebrate Group' species (terrestrial), in the Valle Della Luna Research Area & Capo Testa SAC. (PRIMARY FOCUS INVERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION). Through literature review & field-surveys, to include:

  • Dermaptera (Earwigs).

  • Araneae (Spiders).

  • Hemiptera - Heteroptera (Flower-Bugs).

  • Hymenoptera - Anthophila (Bees).

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   PDF Download (if available):

   Link to Website page application (if available):

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*Notes: Field-work is ongoing with specialist identification required for some Endemic species. The Primary-Focus group has been chosen due to importance in Food-web dynamics (Dermaptera), pollination of angiosperms (Heteroptera & Anthophila) & indication of ecosystem mid-trophic health (Araneae).

F10: Identification of 'Secondary-Focus Invertebrate Group' species (terrestrial), in the Valle Della Luna Research Area & Capo Testa SAC. (SECONDARY FOCUS INVERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION). Through literature review & field-surveys, to include:

  • Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies).

  • Diptera - Syrhidae (Hoverflies).

  • Coleoptera (Beetles).

  • Dictyoptera (Mantids).

   Blueprint       Field-work       Write-up        Website       Monitoring

   PDF Download (if available):

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   Link to Website page application (if available):

*Notes: Field-work is ongoing with specialist field-techniques required for some species (e.g. Moths) & specialist identification for certain species (Coleoptera & Syrphidae). The Secondary-Focus group has been chosen due to pollination of angiosperms & endemism (Lepidoptera & Syrphidae) & ecosystem interactions (Coleoptera & Dictyoptera).

F11: Identification of 'Tertiary-Focus Invertebrate Group' species (terrestrial), in the Valle Della Luna Research Area & Capo Testa SAC. (TERTIARY FOCUS INVERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION). Through literature review & field-surveys, to include:

  • Gastropoda (Snails).

  • Diptera (Flies).

  • Oligochaeta (Worms).

  • Orthoptera (Crickets & Grasshoppers).

  • Diplopoda & Chilopoda (Millipedes & Centipedes).

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   PDF Download (if available):

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   Link to Website page application (if available):

F12: Identification of 'Quarternary-Focus Invertebrate Group' species (terrestrial), in the Valle Della Luna Research Area & Capo Testa SAC. (QUARTERNARY FOCUS INVERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION). Through literature review & field-surveys, to include:.

  • Ephemerdoptera (May-Flies).

  • Plecoptera (Stone-Flies).

  • Megaloptera (Alder/Snake-Flies).

  • Neuroptera (Lacewings).

  • Mecoptera (Scorpion/Moss-Flies).

  • Trichoptera (Caddis-Flies).

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   PDF Download (if available):

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   Link to Website page application (if available):

F8: Identification of Reptile & Amphibian species present in the Capo Testa SAC. With focus on habitat preferences & IUCN Red-List endangered species. (REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS OF CAPO TESTA).

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   PDF Download (if available):

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   Link to Website page application (if available):

D6: Identification of Mammal species present in the Capo Testa SAC. With focus on habitat preferences & IUCN Red-List endangered species. (MAMMALS OF CAPO TESTA).

   Blueprint       Field-work       Write-up        Website       Monitoring

   PDF Download (if available):

TBA

   Link to Website page application (if available):

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D7: Identification of Bird species present in the Capo Testa SAC. With focus on habitat preferences & IUCN Red-List endangered species. (BIRDS OF CAPO TESTA).

   Blueprint       Field-work       Write-up        Website       Monitoring

   PDF Download (if available):

TBA

   Link to Website page application (if available):

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