www.photomacrography.net :: View topic - Web-based, interactive "Anatomical Atlas of Flies"
www.photomacrography.net Forum Index
An online community dedicated to the practices of photomacrography, close-up and macro photography, and photomicrography.
Photomacrography Front Page Amateurmicrography Front Page
Old Forums/Galleries
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Web-based, interactive "Anatomical Atlas of Flies"

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.photomacrography.net Forum Index -> General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
DQE



Joined: 08 Jul 2008
Posts: 1653
Location: near Portland, Maine, USA

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:13 am    Post subject: Web-based, interactive "Anatomical Atlas of Flies" Reply with quote

At first glance, this seems especially helpful for people like myself who have little formal background in entomology.

http://www.ento.csiro.au/biology/fly/fly.php#

From the home page for this atlas:

The Anatomical Atlas is a collaboration between CSIRO and ABRS. It is part of an ABRS-funded identification key to fly families of Australia and US NSF-funded research into the evolutionary history of flies.

The Atlas can be used as a standalone resource to accompany any fly key or as an aid for teaching fly anatomy. The atlas works both ways: users can either click on a part to discover its name, or click on a name to discover the location and shape of a part. Common synonyms for anatomical terms are available from the information button that appears when terms and structures are highlighted.

The atlas relies on high resolution digital images of flies, and allows the user to change magnifications to see fine detail. The Atlas uses examples from the 4 major fly groups, representing different anatomical expressions of flyness. The user can learn fly anatomy by examining all the different parts of a single fly or highlight a particular structure and navigate between flies. In this way the user can recognize how the structure changes shape and form across this vast taxonomic spectrum. This is a graphical representation of transformational homology.
_________________
-Phil

"Diffraction never sleeps"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ChrisR
Site Admin


Joined: 14 Mar 2009
Posts: 8394
Location: Near London, UK

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find - it looks well done to me(, though I know nothing about flies).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
johan



Joined: 06 Sep 2011
Posts: 1004

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a good learning tool, thanks
_________________
My extreme-macro.co.uk site, a learning site. Your comments and input there would be gratefully appreciated.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.photomacrography.net Forum Index -> General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group