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

See Moth submissions from National Moth Week 2023

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

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

Photos of 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

Previous events


GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.

About GBIF:

* provides a single point of access to more than 1.3 billion records, shared freely by hundreds of institutions worldwide, making it the biggest biodiversity database on the Internet.
* The data accessible through GBIF relate to evidence about more than one million species, collected over three centuries of natural history exploration and including current observations from citizen scientists, researchers and automated monitoring programmes
* More than 3,600 peer-reviewed research publications have cited GBIF as a source of data.

Usage tips:

* to see state and country borders, click on the paint roller icon below the map, then select Streets.
* to see source of a specific data point, click on the map, scroll in, then click on the lower rightmost icon below the map (the pointer pointing at a circle), then click on the data point you want information about.
* the Metrics tab displays multiple occurrence data charts.

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