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

Do you use BugGuide? Please consider a monetary gift on this Giving Tuesday.

Donate Now

Your donation to BugGuide is tax-deductible.

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

Tyler Hedlund, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Tyler Hedlund
City, state, country:
Illinois, USA

I do not always subscribe to the photos I move, so I may not respond to questions/comments. If there is a concern, please email me.

Entomologist with USDA-APHIS-PPQ. Focus is on Orthoptera (mainly Acrididae), various Coleoptera, and spiders, but I have some experience with most orders. I try to only include relevant pictures that add to the guide, but feel free to frass any of my images that aren't up to snuff.


New taxa for BG:

I'm also working to better fill the BG map of Illinois species.