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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
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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

Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

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

Discussion, 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

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

brand new editor

Is there a site for someone who has just become an editor? How do I 1) place a BugGuide post on the species page? Also, question: If someone submits an image that does not give enough information to ID to species ... is it proper to gently suggest they re-post? Can contributors who are not editors frasss some of their images?

Thanks, the psocid woman ... Diane Young

Useful pages

Moving other contributors' images
is the same as moving your own. Just tag them, go to the page where you want them, click on images and then move tagged images. It is fine to make any suggestions you might have to improve the ability to ID images. The more contributors know about what is needed to make identifications the better their future images will be. Contributors can frass their own images, but they don't need to. They can simply click on Edit and Delete their own images. The contributor is the only one with the power to delete their images. Finally, lots of helpful information can be found on the Help tab above

It's so simple ...
once you know! Thanks

Great to see you here, Diane
We need all the psocid help we can get!! Feel free to ask any questions you may have about being an editor here, or you can email us at the address on our contributor page. Just adjust it to make it a true address

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