Useful Links

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Useful entomological links! 

I created this page to "bookmark" online insect resources for myself. I'm happy to have it public so others can use this resource too! 


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Projects & Organizations I am or have been involved with:

Weekly insect themed live broadcast hosted by yours truly!
Pop in and say hi! Live every Tuesday afternoon EST.

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Entomology Department

Download the app and submit your moth and butterfly photos. The program will use artificial intelligence to help you ID them!

Project to digitize hundreds of thousands of North American moth and butterfly museum specimens. Over 26 institutions involved.

Entomology Collection Network:

Tuanan Orangutan Research Project (TORP):

CORE Borneo: 
(Conserving Orangutans through Research and Education)

Information / Fact Sheets:

General Entomology Tutorials by NC State University

Penn State University Entomology Extension

University of Florida Entomology Extension

True Bugs (Hemiptera)

Entomology Collections

A list of the Insect and Spider Collections of the World:

Entomology Collection Indices

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA USA)

National History Museum (London, England)

Citizen Science Initiatives

See a firefly in Utah? Submit a firefly sighting:



Insect 🐞 and Spider πŸ•· Identification:

Singing Insects of North America (SINA)

Browse to find your insect or submit your photo for ID help with bugs found in the United States. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Download the app & document your nature encounters.

What's that bug?


LepSnap - Moths and Butterflies:

Ask an Entomologist

🐞Lost Ladybug Project at Cornell Univeristy
[Insect ID and citizen science project based in New York]

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§UK Ladybug Survey

An Illustrated Identification Key to Assassin Bug Subfamilies and Tribes (Hemiptera: Reduviidae):

Catalogues & Taxonomic Information:

Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths

Catalogue of North American Butterflies:

The Moth Photographer's Group:


Araneae - Spiders πŸ•·

Hymenoptera - Bees, Wasps, Sawflies

Hymenoptera - Formicidae - Ants

- Biogeographic database tool - compare different diversities and ranges of various taxa:

- Stunning ant photos, blogs and all things ants (and beyond):  (by @myrmecos)

- Database of museum specimens - many imaged - multiple photos allow you to see the individual variation:

Hat tip to myrmecologist, Kaitlin Baudier for the ant websites (


Mosquito (Culicidae) -

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids):

Plant Bugs - Miridae
ITIS - Integrated Taxonomic Information System