Acknowledgements

Names for Plants, Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, Frogs were mostly derived from DSE's FIS and VFD databases via Viridans Biological Databases. The best resource for identifying plants is the Flora of Victoria book series by Neville Walsh et al. and the best way to track name changes is via the Victorian Plant Census. Plant collection lists are mostly the result of extensive reviews of available literature and the work of inspirational local naturalists.

Names of Moths have been supplied by Peter Marriott, Marilyn Hewish and the team associated with the Moths of Victoria series.

Species names for Dragonflies and Damselflies were supplied by Ian Endersby and are detailed in the paper:
Endersby, I.D. 2010. A revised, annotated checklist of the Victorian dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata). Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 122(1): 9-27.
A book that is useful for identifying dragonfly species is:
Theischinger, G. and Hawking, J. (2006) A Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. CSIRO. See 1.6Mb sample of content.

Names of Butterflies were collected via an extensive review of available desktop resources including:
Braby, M.F. 2000. Butterflies of Australia: their identification, biology and distribution. Vol.1-2. CSIRO.
Melbourne Museum records accessed via the Atlas of Living Australia.
... and other literature and scientific journals, especially where recent name changes have been made.

Names of Grasshoppers were collected via an extensive review of available desktop resources including:
1. Rentz, D.C.F. et al. 2003. A Guide to Australian Grasshoppers and Locusts. Natural History Publications.
2. Species information accessed via the CSIRO's AICN website.
3. Melbourne Museum records were accessed via the Atlas of Living Australia and the GBIF Data Portal.
4. Other literature and scientific journals, especially where recent name changes have been made.

Over 6000 Vic insect names were supplied by the ABRS team in Canberra, with special thanks to Christy Geromboux for hard work required to sort out Vic species. Generic names for Insects are in NatureShare in a form that can be used in conjunction with the excellent and widely available book:
Zborowski, P. and Storey, R. (2010) A Field Guide to Insects in Australia. Hew Holland.
Additional material accessed via ANIC CSIRO. We recommend that, as a minimum, a 'best-possible' identification is conducted via this book. See the insect name spreadsheet for a list of available names.

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