All Abuzz About Bugs!
We are an online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing our observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures.
We enjoy the opportunity to instill in others the fascination and appreciation that we share for the intricate lives of these oft-maligned creatures.
Using the best resources we have access to, we are creating a knowledgebase to help each other and the online community.
We collect photographs of bugs from the United States and Canada for identification and research.
We summarize our findings in guide pages for each order, family, genus, and species.
Making New Discoveries
More than just a clearinghouse for information, this site helps expand on the natural histories of our subjects. By capturing the place and time that submitted images were taken, we are creating a virtual collection that helps define where and when things might be found.
We capture never-before-seen behaviors and we have photos of species that you won’t find anywhere else on the web.
An interactive encyclopedia about the taxonomy, natural history, distribution, abundance & ecology of species. Includes identification guides, maps & tools to study nature.
Our mission is to assemble and share knowledge in order to improve education, health, agriculture, economic development, and conservation throughout the world.
free on-line tools to identify species, teach and study nature’s wonders, report findings, build maps, process images, and contribute to and learn from a growing, interactive encyclopedia of life with 1,286,500 species pages and 642,145 maps. Our daily moth
tests your identification skills.Can you find 6 species and 10 individuals in this image?
What are they doing? learn morePlease get involved
and join our research and educational projects. — John Pickering
Cressing Temple - 20 July 2014