Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12


Previous events


How to Cite BugGuide

There are several ways to cite BugGuide.

Cite the GBIF dataset by clicking "How to cite" on the BugGuide GBIF page. It should look something like this:

VanDyk J, Sellers E, Bartlett T (2020). BugGuide - Identification, Images, & Information For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin For the United States & Canada. Version 1.5. United States Geological Survey. Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/sk2lxk accessed via GBIF.org on 2021-09-28.

Cite BugGuide itself in the Chicago style, 16th edition, as follows:

VanDyk, John, ed. 2021. BugGuide.Net: Identification, Images, & Information For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin For the United States & Canada. Iowa State University. Accessed September 28 2021. https://bugguide.net/.

Cite an individual resource on BugGuide, such as someone's uploaded image, as follows:

Wolgemuth, Ken. 2012. “Eye-spotted Lady Beetle - Anatis mali.” BugGuide.net: Identification, Images, & Information For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin For the United States & Canada. Iowa State University. February 8 2018. https://bugguide.net/node/view/654357.