Revision of How to use the Weevil Site from Mon, 2008-07-28 16:43

Scratchpads are an easy to use, social networking application that
enable communities of researchers to manage, share and publish
taxonomic data online. Sites are hosted at the Natural History Museum London,
and offered free to any scientist that completes an online registration
form.  The weevil scratchpad is dedicated in the first place to weevil systematics and taxonomy, but is by its nature responsive to the way in which we, the users, chose to develop it.

Instructions on how to use the scratchpad can be found at Any questions you have which are not answered there please e-mail

The Weevil Community Website currently holds two classifications: one emended from Alonso-Zarazaga & Lyal (1999)which extends to genus level, and one from Oberprieler et al (2007) which goes only as far as subfamily.  In each case by clicking on a taxon name the user can open the tree 'beneath' that name, and by clicking on the cross (+) next to the name can open a page where information, images etc can be added. 

The site also holds a resource area, where links to key web sites of interest wo weevil taxonomists can be found.  Please do add to these.

As you will see from the 'Create / add content' list on the top right of the screen, you can add text, images or references for use by other users of this site.  

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith