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

Species Neanura magna - Bear-bodied Springtail

Systema Naturae, 10th ed.
By Carolus Linnaeus (Carl Linné)
The 10th edition is the official starting point of zoological nomenclature. Online at or The current OCR rarely gets more than a few characters in a row right.

Forest biosecurity: alien invasive species and vectored organisms
By Humble L.M., Allen E.A.
Can. J. Plant Pathol. 28: S256–S269, 2006

Invertebrates of the Columbia River Basin Assessment Area
By Niwa et al.
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Res. Station. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-512. Portland, OR. 74 pp., 2001

Laboratory identification of arthropod ectoparasites
By Mathison B.A., Pritt B.S.
Clinical Microbiology Reviews 27(1): 48–67, 2014

Bugs Rule!
By Whitney Cranshaw & Richard Redak
Princeton University Press, 2013
Bugs Rule! provides a lively introduction to the biology and natural history of insects and their noninsect cousins, such as spiders, scorpions, and centipedes. This richly illustrated textbook features more than 830 color photos, a concise overview of the basics of entomology, and numerous sidebars that highlight and explain key points. Detailed chapters cover each of the major insect groups, describing their physiology, behaviors, feeding habits, reproduction, human interactions, and more.

Ideal for nonscience majors and anyone seeking to learn more about insects and their arthropod relatives, Bugs Rule! offers a one-of-a-kind gateway into the world of these amazing creatures.

A glossary of foreign-language terms in entomology
By R.O. Ericson
United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Handbook 218, 1961
Useful tool to aid in translating publications in entomology.

PDF available here

The invertebrate fauna of the caves of the Uinta Mountains, northeastern Utah
By S. B. Peck
Great Basin Naturalist, 41(2): 207-212., 1981

Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States
By Eric M. Coombs, Janet K. Clark, Gary L. Piper, Alfred F. Cofrancesco, Jr.
Oregon State University Press, 1-467, 2004