• Spiders
  • Beetles
  • Bees & Ants
  • Butterflies & Moths
  • Grasshoppers & Crickets
  • Dragonflies & Damselflies
  • True Bugs
  • Insects By State
  •   Spiders!  
      Bees, Ants, Wasps & Related  
      Butterflies & Moths  
      Grasshoppers & Crickets  
      Dragonflies & Damselflies  
      "True" Bugs  
      Flies & Mosquitos  
      Alderflies, Dobsonflies & Fishflies  
      Walkingsticks & Timemas  
      Scorpion & Related  
      Mites & Ticks  
      Cicadas & Related  
      Mantids / Mantises  

    There are over 1 million identified species of insects and spiders in the world with many more still awaiting discovery. Insects provide a mostly overlooked - and often times misunderstood - window into our fragile ecosystem that involves the perfect balance of millions of components. In so many ways, the mighty little insect allows for our comfortable world to exist by providing a plethora of benefits: consumable goods, useful consumer products, population control, debris removal and answers to some of science's lingering questions - understanding insects is a small step to understanding the very world we live in.