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

Parasitengona - velvet mites (including chiggers) & water mites


Parker D. (-2012) AquaTax Consulting
[cite:586481]
pictorial keys & sound general info on Saskatchewan aquatic macroinvertebrates (parts of the data base seem to be under construction)

The Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit (WRBU) - Vector Identification Resources
[cite:586339]
links to most helpful resources dealing with selected arthropod groups of medical/veterinary importance: ticks, scorpions, sand flies (under construction), and especially mosquitoes.

Drinking Swallowtail
I shot this video of a Tiger Swallowtail drinking from a stream, but I can't figure out why it's excreting the water as fast as it drinks it?!
Does anyone at BG know why it's doing that?

Note: While on YouTube set the video quality to 1080P, and watch the video full screen for the best detail!

Scanning electron micrographs (SEM) of insects and other arthropods
Gregory Paulson's site with thumbnails of over 6500 SEM images of various organisms, mostly insects.

Biological control for weeds in Texas
[cite:516068]
fact sheets of 25 insect spp. -- biocontrol agents
=beware of errors!!=

Breitenfeldt T., ed. (1999-) Montana war on weeds
[cite:516064]
the most useful part for our purposes: Biological control agents, by weed

Neuswanger J. (2004-2014) Aquatic insects of American trout streams
[cite:479583]
Excellent, erudite source covering freshwater arthropods (incl. crustaceans) with scientific rigor and outdoorsman's passion. The unique common names section is a bounty of witty 'trade names' in use among anglers. Many good photos.

Australian Faunal Directory
[cite:476418]
a rich and reliable source of up-to-date information on taxa known to occur in Australia, including general info on great many higher taxa (~9,000 families), most of which also occur in our area.
The easiest way to get to the page you need: http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/fauna/afd/taxa/xxxx -- replace 'xxxx' with the name of the target taxon, case-insensitive (say, 'psocoptera' or 'tephritidae')