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Insect Links

Page history last edited by John W Lehman 4 years, 11 months ago

Insects: General

(Thanks to Mark Olivier for providing URLs for the first three websites)

 

Bug Guide

An online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740 

 

Toronto Entomologists’ Association

A non-profit educational and scientific organization formed to promote interest in insects, to encourage co-operation among amateur and professional entomologists, to educate and inform non-entomologists about insects, entomology and related fields, to aid in the preservation of insects and their habitats and to issue publications in support of these objectives.

http://www.ontarioinsects.org 

 

Michigan Entomological Society

To help promote the science of entomology in all its branches and by all feasible means, and to advance cooperation and good fellowship among persons interested in entomology.

http://www.michentsoc.org/ 

 

Entomological Society of Canada

Web site includes downloadable version of “Common Names of Insects in Canada,” information on entomology in Canada, and entomological links as well as membership information

http://www.esc-sec.ca/

 

Entomological Society of America

Good site for general information on entomology. Includes membership information, publications, job information, educational information for children, links to other entomological sites, and free e-postcards with insect images.

http://www.entsoc.org/

 

The American Entomological Society

For professionals and amateurs. The society supports entomological research, education and outreach.

http://www.ansp.org/hosted/aes/

 

Insects.org

The site “aims to help you really see insects for the miniature marvels they represent and to understand how intertwined our cultures have become with these alien creatures.” For anyone who loves bugs.

http://www.insects.org/

 

The Wonderful World of Insects

“Everything about insects in an easy to read style.”

http://www.earthlife.net/insects/six.html

 

Insect Lullabies

Downloadable sets of relaxing insect choruses.

http://musicofnature.com/products/pure-nature/insect-lullabies/ 

 

Iowa State University's Tasty Insect Recipes

Includes such treats as rootworm beetle dip, chocolate-covered grasshoppers, and chocolate chirpie chip cookies. But note the disclaimer!

http://www.ent.iastate.edu/misc/insectsasfood.html

 

Beetles

 

Beetle Science

"We live in the age of beetles," claims a group of scientists devoted to the study of this diverse and abundant insect order. This site helps the user appreciate beetles. Examine beetle time lines, videos, interaction with other life, 360 degree views, and carbon dust illustrations.

http://dspace-local.library.cornell.edu/web_archive/explore.cornell.edu/sceneff60.html?scene=beetle%20science

 

Butterflies and Moths

(Thanks to Mark Olivier for providing URLs for most of the following websites)

 

The Lepidopterists’ Society

Open to all persons interested in any aspect of Lepidopterology. Web site includes extensive list of lepidoptera and other entomology links and a statement on collecting butterflies and moths.

http://www.lepsoc.org/

 

e-Butterfly

A real-time, online checklist and photo storage program, e-Butterfly provides a new way for the butterfly community to report, organize and access information about butterflies in North America.

http://www.e-butterfly.org/#/ 

 

Mark Olivier’s Flickr Site

Albums with photos of butterflies and much more.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/agawa2yukon/albums 

 

Butterflies of Canada

A wealth of information on the butterflies of Canada from the Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility.

http://www.cbif.gc.ca/eng/species-bank/butterflies-of-canada/?id=1370403265518 

 

Butterflies and Moths of North America

An ambitious effort to collect, store, and share species information and occurrence data about Lepidoptera. Includes a searchable database of verified butterfly and moth records.

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org 

 

Butterflies of Ontario

Each butterfly species has its own web page and the pages are organized by family.

https://sites.google.com/site/ontariobutterflies/home 

 

Michigan Butterfly Network

Seeks to assess the changing population status of the state’s butterfly species, evaluate the quality of Michigan ecosystems, and engage the Michigan public in significant citizen science research.

http://www.michiganbutterfly.org/ 

 

North American Butterfly Association

The largest group of people in North America (Canada, United States, and Mexico) interested in butterflies, working to increase public enjoyment and conservation of butterflies and to save butterfly species throughout North America.

http://naba.org/ 

 

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association

A community of butterfly enthusiasts who enjoy learning about butterflies through field trips, lectures, and classes, and help conserve butterflies and their habitats. Offers an app designed for your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, with images and species descriptions from wisconsinbutterflies.org.

http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabawba/ and https://wisconsinbutterflies.org/

 

Photographs From Nature: Butterfly Gallery

Butterfly photos by Jay Cossey and useful tips on how to photograph butterflies.

http://www.images.on.ca/JayC/jc_g1index.htm

 

Dragonflies and Damselflies

 

Ontario Dragonflies (Odonata)

Provides species lists, photos and distribution for 161 species of damselflies and dragonflies in Ontario.

http://www.netcore.ca/~prairie/odonata.html

 

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