Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Extensive set of on-line keys by Dr. John Pascarella at Valdosta State University, Georgia. It uses photos of specimens, and, I believe, goes down to species level.

Has some interesting photos of other taxa, for example, wasps, but no keys or species identifications.

(Thanks to Tony DiTerlizzi for finding this!)

Link updated 25 February 2012--thanks for comments.

New site for this resource

all the links appear dead, though :/

specific pollen requirements
Some bee species have certain pollen requirements and so they must have their fill of flowers during their flight. I've heard that an orchid bee in Florida prefers Dalechampia and Clusia. I'm wondering if these flowers are available in other states as well. I asked a Houston florist but she doesn't have an idea if they're even commercially available.

now at Georgia Southern
Excellent resource! This can now be downloaded as PDF (Adobe Acrobat) here:
The Bees of Florida

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