This will search all names, including common names, alternative combinations, excluded species and synonyms for an exact match, but the simplest approach when searching for a species is to enter the species epithet, preceded by %'.
You can use the '%' character as a wild card to match any number of characters in your search.
Here are some examples:
- Psylloidea will match Psylloidea exactly.
- Psyll% will also match the name Psylloidea and anything else starting with Psyll.
- %fraxini would match the epithet 'fraxini', part of the valid name binomial Psyllopsis fraxini.
To match a species epithet only, you need to provide a wild card to match the other parts of the binomial or trinomial.
If you can't find what you're looking for, the Advanced Search page has some more search options.