Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
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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. 2023. BugGuide.Net: Identification, Images, & Information For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin For the United States & Canada. Iowa State University. Accessed September 28 2023. 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.