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

Genus Megaleuctra


An Illustrated Guide to the Predaceous Insects of the Northern Texas Rolling Plains
Handy publication with good illustrations and keys, though limited to predaceous members of various families.. Rather hard to find on the web.

Introduction to the Identification of Insects and Related Arthropods
A set of on-line keys emphasizing Florida fauna. Some of these have been linked individually in BugGuide, but this index page is very handy.

VA-MD-DE-Bugs
Discussion about observation of Butterflies, Moths, Dragonflies, and other bugs in the Virginia-Maryland-Delaware region. This group is pretty active, and has some knowledgable people.

There are several other Yahoo entomology groups. One can search through them in the Yahoo Groups section--most appear to be under Science:Zoology. I'm going to post links to just a couple that I've found useful, since they have not been posted on bugguide previously.

Insects of Northeastern Iowa
Limited in coverage to some families of lepidoptera and some of coleoptera. Very good coverage of Carabidae, with many linked images.

Guide to Insects of Quebec
A rich site, with lots of illustrations, and some keys. (It is in French.) Particularly good illustrations of Carabid beetle genera.

Invasive and Exotic Species of North America
Requires a (free) registration for full access. Has images and other information on invasive plants and insects.

Insect Orders and Common Families
The home page for laboratory sections of ENY 3005, Principles of Entomology, at the Univ. of Florida. Good summary of orders with images.

NCSU Insect Collection Species Inventory Database
No photos, but an extensive on-line database of the North Carolina State University Insect collections. Using numbers of specimens, and the label for "NC specimen", one can often narrow down species within a genus.

Do a Hierarchical Search for best results.