Key to the Heteroptera of Australia

Heteroptera of Australia

This key enables you to identify adults of the Australian Heteroptera (true bugs) to family level. The key includes a main key to superfamily level, and sub-keys that take the identification down to family level.

The key was developed by Dr Gerry Cassis and Michael Elliott of the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Research at the Australian Museum.

Many of the keys were created with the assistance of Community Access to Natural Resource Information (CANRI) funding. For more information on the resources available through CANRI, visit the CANRI website at