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

Species Callosamia promethea - Promethea Moth - Hodges#7764


Common Names of Insects & Related Organisms
Amercian Entomological Society has, apparently, their whole list of common names on-line. You can search the Common Names Database, or download a PDF document with Phylum, Class, Order, and Family names. There are about 2,100 names in the database as of March, 2004. There is an on-line procedure for proposing new common names. (Link corrected 4/23/2006.)

Doing a few tests, I found that the database does not include many common names in widespread use by North American insect watchers. For instance, there are only three common names listed for Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies). There are only seven common names listed for members of the brushfoot butterfly family (Nymphalidae).

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