Where Can You Find an Insect Identification Database?

Where Can You Find an Insect Identification Database?

An insect identification database is available at InsectIdentification.org and Bug Guide. InsectIdentification.org.hosts a photo bank and information on species categories that include spiders, bees, ants and wasps, dragonflies and damselflies, beetles, and centipedes. There are also categories for butterflies and moths, cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes, and walking sticks.

By clicking on a category, users can access general information, a comprehensive habitat list and additional photographs. InsectIdentification.org also features a state-by-state list of insects present in each state and provides a bug finder in which a user can enter a description, state, color and number of legs to access an identifying answer.

Bug Guide users can access an insect photo guide for various classifications of insects with descriptions, habitats, life cycles, seasons and food the insect consumes. The site also provides links to other resources about each insect. Site visitors can find recommended books for follow-up research.