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

Genus Altica


Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
This site has soome good links to several different insect groups, The Butterflies of North Dakota is updated by Dr. Ron Royer who has a book out of the same name...you can contact me at guy.hanley@minotstateu.edu if you would like more info about the butterfly book.

Carolina Nature
Photos and information about the wild things of North Carolina by Will Cook.
Will is a Durham, NC, based naturalist and photographer. Excllent resource, especially for butterflies.

Nomenclator Zoologicus, Volumes 1-9
A list of the names of the Genera and Subgenera in Zoology from the tenth edition of Linnaeus 1758 to the end of 1994.

International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) - Fourth Edition
The provisions of this Code supersede those of the previous editions with effect from 1 January 2000.

The rules of Nomenclature - reads like it was written by lawyers, but an improvement over previous versions.

Words by William Whitaker
Designed to help Latin students, this online dictionary is a good starting place for getting an idea as to what those scientific names mean in English.

Invertebrates of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona
Looks like a very extensive checklist.

Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity --Northern Arizona University
Has some on-line databases of Arizona arthropods in a museum collection, useful as preliminary checklists.

University of California Riverside -- Entomology Museum
Good FAQs on Southern California insects and spiders, including info on brown recluse and africanized honeybee occurence in California, and general info on other Southern California bugs people often ask about.