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How to cite

For scientific research, we strongly recommend that the printed version of this volume is used and cited.

To cite the electronic version of a particular volume we suggest the following format:

Cox, J.M. 1987: Fauna of New Zealand. Number 11. Pseudococcidae (Insecta: Hemiptera). First electronic edition, Landcare Research, June 2004. Transcr. A.D. Wilton and I.M.L. Andres. Accessed 20 July 2004.

How to search

At the top of every page is a link to "Search", which will take you to the search page. In the search field enter the name you are searching for and specifiy where you would like to search using the available options. The search results will indicate what section of the book the name is found in and provide a hyperlink to the text.

How to use the keys

The result at the end of each couplet line is hyperlinked.  If the result is a number will take you to that couplet while a name will take you straight to the description. Use the links to work your way through the keys to get to the desired taxon entry.

How to look up a taxon name in Ngā Aitanga Tuarā-kore a Tāne - New Zealand Terrestrial Invertebrates

By clicking on the icon at the start of each taxon description a new window will open up displaying the information for that taxon in Ngā Aitanga Tuarā-kore a Tāne - New Zealand Terrestrial Invertebrates.  This provides access to the Names Database and Collections Data, and can be used to check recent changes in taxonomy, while also linking to further information such as distribution maps and images.

How to navigate through the books

The screen is broken into two sections; on the left hand side are the links to the different sections of the book (in the order they appear in the book), and on the right hand side are the individual sections. The sections follow the order of the book from cover to cover, starting with the spine of the book and ending with the back cover. 

On the bottom of each webpage there are "Previous" and "Next" hyperlinks that allow you to essentially navigate through the book page by page in the same order as they appear in the hardcopy. 

On the top right-hand side are the breadcrumbs that allow you to jump back to major sections. 

Figures, plates and tables display as thumbnails throughout the text. Clicking on a thumbnail will open a new window with the corresponding figure at full size. 

Similarly, hyperlinks throughout the text referring to figures, plates or tables will take you directly to the corresponding image. Clicking on taxonomic names hyperlinked throughout the text will take you to the description of the particular species.


If a name is found in the book (i.e. it has a taxon entry) the hyperlink will take you to the main taxon entry; however, if a name is not described in the book the hyperlink will take you to Ngā Aitanga Tuarā-kore a Tāne - New Zealand Terrestrial Invertebrates.


No additional material or interpretation was added to the body of the text. Editorial notes and additional information are restricted to the header section. A list of all corrections has been placed in a seperate section called "Errata". The individual corrections also display on the bottom of the pages to which they refer. 


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