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

Species Pachyschelus laevigatus


Legner E.F. Principal groups of insects with emphasis on parasitoids & predators
[cite:617432]
"For teaching purposes only; do not review, quote or abstract"
All in all, good and apparently up-to-date info under the 'Habits' or 'General Characteristics' or 'Overview' links; especially valuable are the profiles (with ref. lists) of minor/obscure/exotic groups on which very little info is available online otherwise (i bumped into the site looking for info on Monomachidae).
The interface is a bit awkward, the links other than those indicated above are mostly dead (incl. 'Home'), and some underlined/bracketed subtitles that look like links are confusing; also, it took me quite some time to figure out the author, [url=http://facultydirectory.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/pub/public_individual.pl?faculty=4034]Prof.

List of exotic species of concern: Introduced, established and threatening Washington State
[cite:610868]
not quite current but still a useful reference in some respects

Insect fauna of tallgrass prairies, by G.M. Fauske
[cite:610704]
among other things, helpful photos of selected Orthoptera, Coleoptera, and Lepidoptera

Aliens Among Us: British Columbia's Most Recent Arrivals
Royal BC Museum website featuring the non-native/alien species in the province; includes fact sheets of selected species and a current list of all alien species found in the province, including insects.

Colorado insect of interest fact sheets, by W. Cranshaw
[cite:594592]

Insect visitors of Illinois wildflowers
[cite:593991]
Jump to: Bees | Wasps/Ants/Sawflies | Diptera | Lepidoptera | Coleoptera | Hemiptera & misc. orders | Common names:

Virginia Tech's Entomology Department Insect Identification Lab
[cite:592975]
useful site, with concise, sound general info on major insect groups and a number of pest fact sheets

Entomological Society of Canada - Common Names Database
The Common Names Committee of the Entomological Society of Canada maintains and periodically updates a list of common names of insects. The list is available online as a searchable database, and is also downloadable as an Excel file. In addition, there is an online form for the submission of a proposal for a new common name. The site includes recommendations for how to come up with a new common name.