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AIDGAP guides

The aim of AIDGAP series is to produce accessible keys suitable for non-specialists from sixth-form age upwards. All AIDGAP guides are initially produced as test versions, which are circulated widely to students, teaching staff and environmental professionals, with the feedback incorporated into the final published versions. In many cases the AIDGAP volume is the only non-technical work covering the taxa in question.



Title Code Dates Authors Price
Slugs of Britain and Ireland OP160 2014 Rowson, Turner, Anderson & Symondson 15.00
Illustrated key to the British False Scorpions (Pseudoscorpions) OP173 2016 Legg, Farr-Cox & Jones 4.00
Guide to the British Stonefly (Plecoptera) families: adults and larvae OP113 2007 Pryce, Macadam & Brooks 4.00
A field key to the British Brown Seaweeds 125 1979 Hiscock 7.00
British water plants 107 1979 Haslam, Sinker & Wolseley 8.50
A key to the crabs and crab-like animals of British inshore waters 155 1983 Crothers & Crothers 8.00
A key to the families of British beetles 166 1984 Unwin 8.00
A key to the major groups of British freshwater invertebrates 181 1986 Croft 8.50
Keys to families of British spiders 197 1989 Jones-Walters 8.50
Soil types: a field identification guide 196 1989 Trudgill 7.00
British Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Symphyta): a key to adults of the genera occurring in Britain 203 1990 Wright 8.50
A key to the woodlice of Britain and Ireland 204 1991 Hopkin 8.50
A new key to wild flowers OP90 1995 Hayward & Hickey 16.95
A key to the adults of British lacewings and their allies (Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidiptera and Mecoptera) 245 1997 Plant 8.50
A key to the major groups of British marine invertebrates 246 1997 Crothers 12.00
British freshwater fishes and lampreys 247 1998 Wheeler 7.00
A guide to the identification of deciduous broad-leaved trees and shrubs in winter 258 2000 May & Panter 7.00
Identification of common benthic diatoms in rivers 260 2000 Kelly 12.00
A key to families of British bugs (Insecta, Hemiptera) 269 2001 Unwin 7.00
Freshwater Bivalves of Britain and Ireland OP82 2004 Killeen, Aldridge & Oliver 21.00
Simple key to Caddis Larvae OP105 2006 Wallace 7.00
A key to the Collembola (Springtails) of Britain and Ireland OP111 2007 Hopkin 23.00
The fern guide (3rd edition) OP117 2007 Merryweather 9.00
Guide to the adult caddisflies or sedge flies (Trichoptera) OP129 2008 Barnard and Ross 4.00
Key to the identification of British centipedes OP130 2008 Barber 9.00
Land snails in the British Isles (2nd edition) OP79 2008 Cameron & Riley 9.00
A Pictorial Guide to British Ephemeroptera OP139 2010 Macadam & Bennett 16.00
British plant galls (2nd edition) OP145 2011 Redfern & Shirley 29.00
Seed and leaf beetles OP156 2012 Hubble 9.00
Illustrated key to the families of British Springtails (Collembola) OP157 2013 Dallimore & Shaw 3.30
Winter trees: a photographic guide to common trees and shrubs OP159 2013 Price & Bersweden 9.00
A key to the major groups of terrestrial invertebrates OP167 2014 Tilling 8.50
Earthworms 2nd Edition OP180 2018 Sherlock 9.50