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  •   Spiders!  
      Bees, Ants & Wasps  
      Butterflies & Moths  
      Grasshoppers & Crickets  
      Dragonflies & Damselflies  
      "True" Bugs  
      Flies & Mosquitos  
      Alderflies & Dobsonflies  
      Walkingsticks & Timemas  

    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.

    BUGFINDER: What Kind of Bug is This...
    BUGFINDER allows for a quick search of the Insect Identification database by selecting primary color, secondary color, number of legs and the territory / state in question. If only one color is present on your insect, select it again as its SECONDARY color. Remember that the more details you can offer, the better your chances of finding a match. As a rule of thumb, six legs are typical for most insects whereas spiders generally have eight legs.
    Primary Color:
    Secondary Color:
    Number of Legs:
    State / Province:
    General Category: