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

Information about 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

Francesco Vitali, Contributor
Full name:
Francesco Vitali
7a, rue Jean-Pierre Huberty
City, state, country:
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Hello, I was born in Genoa, Italy, on August, 11th 1967.
I graduated in Natural Sciences at Genoa University, Italy and I got my PhD (actually, Dr. rer. nat.) in Biogeography at Trier University (Germany).
The Worldwide Cerambycoidea are my primary interests and the fossil species are my current research focus.
View my list of publications at Some of them can be downloaded free at
Francesco Vitali