Terrestrial Insects

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Arthropods: Insects and their Relatives.  Basic biology aimed at the adult learner.

Xerces Society Website Explore Features, Programs, and Publications

 Bumble bee pocket identification guide by Elaine Evans and The Xerces Society

Insect Identification for the Casual Observer. A basic photo ID searchable database for over 200 species found in Washington.

BugGuide  Identification, Images, and Information for Insects, Spiders, and their Kin for the United States and Canada. The Internet’s leading resource of accurately identified North American insect and arachnid photos.

What About Darkling Beetles?  Resource Card Background Information.  Pacific NW National Laboratory.

What About Ticks?  Resource Card Background Information.  Pacific NW National Laboratory

What About Pillbugs?  Resource Card Background Information.  Pacific NW National Laboratory

What About Butterflies?  Resource Card Background Information.  Pacific NW National Laboratory

BugGuide.Net!  Online community of naturalists who enjoy learning and sharing observations of insects and spiders hosted by Iowa State University Department of Entomology.

The Simple Truth: We Can’t Live Without Them!  Brochure

Our Future Flies on the Wings of Pollinators USFS website with links and information

Bee Basics:  An Introduction to our Native Bees by B. Moissett and Buchmann with color illustrations.

Bumblebee Resource page. Includes a downloadable PDF photo field guide “Bumblebees of the Western U.S.”  USFS.