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

Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2. Here's how to add your images.

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

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

Shannon Donavan, Contributor
Full name:
Shannon Donavan
E-mail address:
City, state, country:
Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.

I love insects! I have been fascinated with them since early childhood. Having been born and raised in Tampa, Florida I have the privilege of being surrounded by a vast amount of beautiful and diverse species year round.
I have no formal education with Entomology, but throughout the years I have studied them with an ever increasing passion, and were I to have to choose one, Hymenoptera seems to be my personal favorite.
I do not collect, or kill living insects, My collection is a catalog photographs. While I do try to catch them in their natural surroundings, Most of my decent shots come from simply holding the specimen. I found it eliminates alot of problems I have with blurry pictures. (due in part to my lack of photography skills, as well as not using expensive equipment)
I realize that saying "thank you" whenever anyone helps me will send them an -unwanted- email, so please know that I very much appreciate any and all help I receive here even if I do not reply :-)
Shannon Donavan