Updated August 3, 2020
Some WSU Extension web sites provide links to external sites for the convenience of users. These external sites are not managed by the WSU Extension. Furthermore, WSU Extension does not review, control or take responsibility for the content of these sites, nor do these sites implicitly or explicitly represent official positions and policies of WSU Extension.
4-H Entomology Web Sites
- 4-H Introduction to Entomology (pdf) – Mississippi State
- 4-H Entomology (website) – Purdue U.
- Insects Explained (website)
- Collecting and Preserving Insects and Mites Techniques and Tools-Systematic Entomology Laboratory (pdf)
- How to collect and preserve insects (website) -by Ross, Herbert Holdsworth, 1908
- Entomology Index of Internet Resources (website) – Iowa State U
- Colorado State U. Entomology (website) – Links to a lot of bug related pages
- Bugs of the Month (website) – Articles about Pacific Northwest Insects from Scarabogram newsletter of “Scarabs: The Bug Society”
- Bohart Museum of Entomology (website) – U.C. Davis. Information
- Introduction to the Identification of Insects and Related Arthropods (pdf) – P.M. Choate
- The Diptera Site (website) – Information about the World’s flies
- Dr. Elenor’s Book of Common Ants (pdf) – Good general information
- Anatomical Atlas of Flies (website)
- Slater Museum Dragonfly Page (Odonata) (website) – Dr. Dennis Paulson, University of Puget Sound . Field key and LOTS of images and other dragon info.
- A synopsis of common and economic Illinois ants, with keys to the genera (Hymenoptera, formicidae) (website) – Ross, Herbert Holdsworth, 1908-; Rotramel, George L.; LaBerge, Wallace E
- How to Use Keys to the Identification of Insects (including larvae/nymphs) to Order (website)
- Amateur Entomologist’s Society Bug Club (website)– United Kingdom
- Insects, Spiders, Mice & More (website) – University of Nebraska
- Butterflies and Moths of North America (website)
- Lepidoptera of the Pacific Northwest: Caterpillars and Adults (website) – USGS
- University of Michigan Insect Division (website)
- State Insects (website)
- Bug Book List for ID and Pleasure of Reading (website)
- The Coleoptera Home Page (website) – MUCH more than just beetles!
- Cornell UniversityAsian Multi-colored Ladybeetle (pdf)Now the most common in our area. – Cornell University
- Solitary Bees (website)
- The Food Insects Newsletter (website)
- K-12 Recommended Resources: Entomology (website) – Iowa State U.
- Entomological Society of America (website)
Sources of Equipment
- American Science & Surplus (website)
- BioQuip Products (website)
- Home Science Tools (website) – Collecting supplies and books
- Ianni Butterfly Enterprises (website) (source of pins & some equipment; good guide on spreading leps and mounting beetles)
Rearing and Pet Links
- Caring for Invertebrates (website) – Includes information and care sheets for insects, arachnids and other kinds of arthropods
- Rearing and Experimenting with Isopods, Michigan Entomological Society (pdf)
Prepared by Dave Pehling, Extension Analyst