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


This is a primarily textual guide designed to follow identification based on typical color patterns. It is strictly non-technical in the sense that microscopic traits are avoided when not absolutely necessary. As such, it does not replace a true species key but instead should suffice to introduce the range of color patterns found both across species and within species.

Each species entry is divided into sections including:
• body color (general pattern)
• diagnosis (detailed traits that typically suggest that species)
• similar species (a list of species that share similar coloration as well as traits that can separate them, when visible)

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