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

Species Nanomyina barbata
(despite the name, the site deals with a wide variety of topics beyond bumble bees)
Pictorial guide to North American species

Ohio State University Extension fact sheets
scroll down to 'Insect and Pest Series Index'.
i find their fact sheets dealing with minor domestic pests (psocids, fungus beetles, carabids, and the like) and invaders to be the most useful part of that collection for BG purposes.

The National Agricultural Library's Agricultural Thesaurus

Ziser S.W. (2008-2012) The aquatic invertebrates of Texas

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO)
Data sheets -- very informative, cover hundreds of agricultural pests, incl. many of relevance for our area

Parker D. (-2012) AquaTax Consulting
pictorial keys & sound general info on Saskatchewan aquatic macroinvertebrates (parts of the data base seem to be under construction)

The Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit (WRBU) - Vector Identification Resources
links to most helpful resources dealing with selected arthropod groups of medical/veterinary importance: ticks, scorpions, sand flies (under construction), and especially mosquitoes.

Drinking Swallowtail
I shot this video of a Tiger Swallowtail drinking from a stream, but I can't figure out why it's excreting the water as fast as it drinks it?!
Does anyone at BG know why it's doing that?

Note: While on YouTube set the video quality to 1080P, and watch the video full screen for the best detail!