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

Species Micrathyria aequalis - Spot-tailed Dasher


Miscellaneous insects: the cottony cushion-scale (Icerya purchasi Maskell), order Hemiptera; family Coccidae.
By Charles Valentine Riley
Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture; report of the entomologist, 1886: 466-492, 1886
Riley C.V., 1886. Miscellaneous insects: the cottony cushion-scale (Icerya purchasi Maskell), order Hemiptera; family Coccidae. Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture: report of the entomologist, 1886: 466-492

Catalogue of the Specimens of Neuropterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum
By Walker, Francis
British Museum (Natural History). Department of Zoology, 1: 1-658, 1852
Available online here

Forest and shade tree entomology
By Anderson R.F.
Wiley. 428 pp., 1960

Nomina Insecta Nearctica
By Poole, Robert W.
Nearctica.com, Inc.
Nomina Insecta Nearctica was originally published in a series of 4 rather large volumes. Each of the volumes have now been broken down into separate volumes, making downloading easier and faster and also allows you to take only those particular segments of the checklist of interest to you. Additionally, superfluous pages (blanks and title pages) have been eliminated.

Volume 1 - Coleoptera, Strepsiptera
Volume 2 - Hymenoptera, Mecoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Raphidioptera, Trichoptera

Insects on Dried Fruits - Agriculture Handbook 464
By Perez Simmons and Howard D. Nelson
United States Department of Agriculture , 1975
Publication covers beetles, moths, flies, wasps & bees, ants, barklice, mites and black widow.

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Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health
University of Georgia
Descriptions and images of invasive and exotic insects

Browse list here

Insect Migration.
By Williams, C.B.
Collins, London. xiii + 237 pp., 1958
Williams, C.B. 1958. Insect migration. Collins, London. xiii + 237 pp.

IMp: The customizable LEGO® Pinned Insect Manipulator
By Dupont S., Price B., and Blagoderov V.
ZooKeys, 2015
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Thought this might be useful for those trying to photograph their collections and it's fairly ingenious. The authors are based at the Natural History Museum London

Abstract
We present a pinned insect manipulator (IMp) constructed of LEGO® building bricks with two axes of movement and two axes of rotation. In addition we present three variants of the IMp to emphasise the modular design, which facilitates resizing to meet the full range of pinned insect specimens, is fully customizable, collapsible, affordable and does not require specialist tools or knowledge to assemble.