Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Displaying Insects

Displaying Insects
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
March 19, 2014
Size: 16" x 12"
Disclaimer: This is a non-scientific method. I use this method I to display insects in a way that is visually pleasing while still maintaining some scientific value.

Each insect was spread using techniques similar to those in BG except, for the pin through the body. After drying the specimen is carefully placed into a 2" X 1 1/2" or 3" X 2 1/4" cotton filled box (depending on specimen size)with a plastic lid cover that is sealed on two sides with Cellophane tape to secure the lid to the box to prevent the specimen from falling out when writing/getting collection data which, is written on the backside of box.