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Spiders!
People have a love-hate relationship with these eight-legged creatures yet they are an often misunderstood section of the insect ecosystem.
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BugFinder
With a few basic details such as color, state and number of legs, our BugFinder utility can assist you in finding out what kind of bug you might have.
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Beetles
The mighty little beetle makes up a huge portion of the animal kingdom that, if all of the animals were lined up, every forth would be a beetle!
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Butterflies & Moths
Rather interestingly it is moths that outnumber butterflies - though the latter group receives most of our attention and praise.
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Bees, Ants, Wasps & Similar
This grouping of insects is all about the hive mentality - involving queens, kings, soldiers and workers operating with purpose.
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Grasshoppers & Crickets
Of course summertime would not be complete without the hopping, leaping and flying noisemakers that are grasshoppers and crickets.
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Dragonflies & Damselflies
Dragonflies (and the related Damselflies) are a very common flying sight throughout the summer months of North American territories.
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True Bugs
True Bugs are differentiated by having piercing, sucking mouth parts and are made up of some of the more common everyday bug types.
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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, insect 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.