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! 

Notes:

  • 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:

#Bugscope
Weekly insect themed live broadcast hosted by yours truly!
Pop in and say hi! Live every Tuesday afternoon EST.
www.periscope.tv/isabetabug

LepSnap:
Download the app and submit your moth and butterfly photos. The program will use artificial intelligence to help you ID them!
http://lepsnap.org/

LepNet:
Project to digitize hundreds of thousands of North American moth and butterfly museum specimens. Over 26 institutions involved.
http://symbiota4.acis.ufl.edu/scan/lepnet/portal/index.php

Tuanan Orangutan Research Project (TORP):
http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~ev140/TORP/Welcome.html

CORE Borneo: 
(Conserving Orangutans through Research and Education) 
https://coreborneo.wordpress.com
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Information / Fact Sheets:


General Entomology Tutorials by NC State University
:https://projects.ncsu.edu/cals/course/ent425/library/tutorials/index.html

Penn State University Entomology Extension
https://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets

University of Florida Entomology Extension
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/

True Bugs (Hemiptera)
http://truebug.net/


Entomology Collections

Entomology Collection Network:
www.ecnweb.org

A list of the Insect and Spider Collections of the World:
http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/codens/


Entomology Collection Indices

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA USA)
http://symbiont.ansp.org/entomology/index.php

National History Museum (London, England)
http://data.nhm.ac.uk/

Citizen Science Initiatives

See a firefly in Utah? Submit a firefly sighting:
https://nhmu.utah.edu/fireflies

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Insect 🐞 and Spider πŸ•· Identification:

 Singing Insects of North America (SINA)
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/walker/buzz/index.htm

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈU. S. A. Bugs:
Browse to find your insect or submit your photo for ID help
www.bugguide.net

iNaturalist:
Download the app & document your nature encounters.
https://www.inaturalist.org/

What's that bug?
https://www.whatsthatbug.com/

πŸ•·Spiders:
https://spiderid.com/

LepSnap - Moths and Butterflies:
https://leps.fieldguide.net/figures

Ask an Entomologist
https://askentomologists.com/

🐞Lost Ladybug Project at Cornell Univeristy
[Insect ID and citizen science project based in New York]
http://www.lostladybug.org/

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§UK Ladybug Survey
http://www.ladybird-survey.org/ladybirds.aspx

An Illustrated Identification Key to Assassin Bug Subfamilies and Tribes (Hemiptera: Reduviidae):
http://cjai.biologicalsurvey.ca/wetal_26/wetal_26_2.HTM

Insects around the house:
Page lists insects found around the house & links to agricultural extension pages & other news articles for more info.
https://www.angieslist.com/articles/entomology-home-guide-identifying-house-and-yard-insects.htm
(Shout out to Cindy and the Girl Scouts for this suggestion!)


Catalogues & Taxonomic Information:

Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths

Catalogue of North American Butterflies:
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/US-Can-Cat.htm

The Moth Photographer's Group:
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/WalkThroughIndex.shtml


Tortricidae
http://tortricidae.com/default.asp

Araneae - Spiders πŸ•·
https://research.amnh.org/iz/spiders/catalog_14.5/INTRO2.html


Hymenoptera - Bees, Wasps, Sawflies
http://hol.osu.edu/index.html?id=329954

Hymenoptera - Formicidae - Ants

- Biogeographic database tool - compare different diversities and ranges of various taxa:
www.AntMaps.org

- 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:
www.antweb.org

Hat tip to myrmecologist, Kaitlin Baudier for the ant websites (www.kmbaudier.weebly.com)

Craneflies
http://ccw.naturalis.nl/index.php

Mosquito (Culicidae) -
http://mosquito-taxonomic-inventory.info/

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids):
orthoptera.speciesfile.org/

Plant Bugs - Miridae
ITIS - Integrated Taxonomic Information System
http://www.itis.gov/