The giant swallowtail, American grasshopper, various species of bumblebees, velvet ants and the yellow jacket wasp are various types of insects. Representative orders include Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Hemipte... More » Pets & Animals Bugs

An insect identification database is available at and Bug Guide. a photo bank and information on species categories that include spiders, bees, ants and wasps, drag... More » Pets & Animals Bugs

A good insect field guide can aid people in identifying insects in a variety of habitats. Some of these guides, such as Princeton University Press' "Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs," ... More » Science Biology Zoology

Termites and flying ants are two completely different types of insects, although they may look similar. Upon closer inspection, the two insect species vary greatly in appearance and behavior. More »

The most poisonous insects in the United States are wasps, hornets, bees and fire ants. While no American species is toxic enough to kill a human being with the amount of venom a single sting releases, all of these insec... More » Pets & Animals Bugs

As of 2015, there are currently over one million known species of insects in the world, and scientists still discover new species on a regular basis. Some estimate that there may be between six and ten million species wo... More » Pets & Animals Bugs

While cockroaches are considered non-predatory or non-aggressive insects, different species of water bugs are often highly predatory, feeding on such quarries as small fish and tadpoles. Most species of water bugs are al... More » Pets & Animals Bugs