To identify almost any bug found in North America, search the online charts, descriptions, photos and other resources at Insect Identification. The site's database allows users to search for a specific bug by entering information about its primary and secondary colors, number of legs and locality into a search tool.
The site reports that there are more than one million types of insects and spiders worldwide. In addition to its extensive identification tools, Insect Identification provides facts about bug anatomy, molting habits, food sources, life cycles and habitats of various bugs and spiders. Insect Identification also offers information about the ways in which insects help the environment.