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!
- Clicking the links will launch a new page.
- If you have a link suggestion, go to the "Contact" page & let me know. :)
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.
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.
Tuanan Orangutan Research Project (TORP):
(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 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:
Singing Insects of North America (SINA)
🇺🇸U. S. A. Bugs:
Browse to find your insect or submit your photo for ID help
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]
🇬🇧UK Ladybug Survey
An Illustrated Identification Key to Assassin Bug Subfamilies and Tribes (Hemiptera: Reduviidae):
Insects around the house:
Page lists insects found around the house & links to agricultural extension pages & other news articles for more info.
(Shout out to Cindy and the Girl Scouts for this suggestion!)
Catalogues & Taxonomic Information:
Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
Catalogue of North American Butterflies:
The Moth Photographer's Group:
Araneae - Spiders 🕷
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):
www.Myrmecos.net (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 (www.kmbaudier.weebly.com)
Mosquito (Culicidae) -
Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids):
Plant Bugs - Miridae
ITIS - Integrated Taxonomic Information System