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

Species Cyclosa caroli


Mississippi Entomological Museum
History - The Mississippi Entomological Museum (MEM) is located in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University near Starkville, MS. The MEM was formed in 1979, under the leadership of Dr. William H. Cross, to combine several private and institutional collections that were present in the state. The MEM initiated the Mississippi Arthropod Survey in 1982 and the Midsouth Arthropod Survey in 1990, with the latter emphasizing arthropods in unique and threatened habitats in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. Current staff and museum associates include 18 researchers in Mississippi who are working on taxa in Araneae, Acarina, Plecoptera, Homoptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, and Diptera.

Chlorion aerarium - Steel-blue Cricket Hunter
Steel-blue Cricket Hunter digging in rocky soil. Round Rock Texas 2017

Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio)
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Welcome to Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio), the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) funded by the National Science Foundation. Through ADBC, data and images for millions of biological specimens are being made available in electronic format for the research community, government agencies, students, educators, and the general public.

National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC)
Species profiles

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Native Plants Database - LBJWC
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Link

Welcome to the latest edition of the Native Plants Database where you can explore the wealth of native plants in North America.

See link to search for 8,615 native plants by scientific or common name or choose a particular family of plants.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - LBJWC

(For non-native or introduced species, please visit the USDA Plants Database.)(1)

The Biota of North America Program (BONAP) US Plant Atlas
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Link

The Biota of North America Program (BONAP) North American Plant Atlas (NAPA)
US County-Level Species Maps: List by Genus

BONAP maintains relatively complete phytogeographic and related botanical databases for all free-living vascular plants found in North America (north of Mexico). For over four decades, we have worked collaboratively with many federal and state government agencies, private groups and individuals across the continent to produce and edit our databases.

last updated 2014.

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iNaturalist
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iNat can be a good site for seasonal and distributing information for some of our larger species

Stevens P.F. (2001-). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website
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