Arthropods

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Official Agency Pages

Associations

Periodicals / Magazines / Journals

Publication Directories

Databases

Maps and charts

Terminology

Species Lists

Software

Image Sources

Web cameras

Sounds

Education Resource Sections

Materials in the Learning Studio

San Francisco Bay Area Local Resources

Other Useful and Interesting Sites

Living arthropods:
Includes information from the above categories.

Arachnids
Ex: Scorpians, Spiders, Ticks.

Chilopods and Diplopods
Ex: Centipedes and millipedes.

Crustaceans
Ex: Barnacles, Crabs, Garden sowbugs, Lobsters, Shrimp.

Insects
Ex: Ants, Bees, Butterflies

Merostomata
Ex: Horseshoe crabs

Related Pages:
Biology

Invertebrates

Paleobiology


Official Agency Pages:

United States:

National Museum of Natural History Department of Entomology

Systematic Entomology Laboratory (USDA)

Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit (WRBU)

Associations:

Directories:

Iowa State Entomology Index: Societies

General:

International Heteropterists' Society

Xerces Society

Specific:

Butterflies and Moths, Associations

Periodicals / Magazines / Journals:

Directories:

Iowa State Entomology Index: Electronic Publications

Publication Directories:

Publications of the WRBU (Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit)

Systematic Entomology Laboratory Publications

Specific Publication Directories:

Bees, Publication Directories

Databases:

Directories:

Iowa State Entomology Index: Databases

NMNH Entomology Database Library

Systematic Entomology Laboratory Web-Searchable Databases

Specific Databases:

Ants, Databases

Maps and charts:

Ants, Maps and charts

Terminology:

Insects, Terminology

Species Lists:

General:

New Mexico Species Accounts - Invertebrates

A Pictographic Key to Leaf Litter Arthropods from the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP)

Species Finder Insects and Spiders

Specific:

Bumblebees

Butterflies and Moths, Species Lists

Crustaceans, Species Lists

Insects, Species Lists

Software:

General:

Iowa State Entomology Index: Software

Specific:

Bees, Software

Image Sources:

Directories:

Iowa State Entomology Index: Images

Individual Sites, general:

CalPhotos: Invertebrates by common name

CalPhotos: Invertebrates by scientific name

Critters - OSU Bug Zoo

The Entomology Illustration Archive

Iowa State University Entomology Image Gallery

Specific:

Ants, Image Sources

Butterflies and Moths, Image Sources

Insects, Image Sources

Web cameras:

Insects, Web cameras

Sounds:

Insects, Sounds

Education Resource Sections:

Some sites have sections devoted to educational material.

Iowa State Entomology Index: K-12 Educators' Recommended Sites

Materials in the Learning Studio:
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Subject Keyword Search the Learning Studio Catalog for All Our Materials on:

Insects

Ants

Bees

Spiders

Subject Keyword Search the Learning Studio Catalog for Free Online Materials on:

Insects

Ants

San Francisco Bay Area Local Resources:

Bees, San Francisco Bay Area Local Resources

Other Useful and Interesting Sites:

Directories:

Iowa State Entomology Index: Biological Control

Iowa State Entomology Index: Integrated Pest Management

Iowa State Entomology Index: Pesticides And Regulations

Individual Sites:

Ecological Database of the World's Insect Pathogens

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Entomology

Entomology at Colorado State University

Entomology on Postage Stamps

Illinois Insect Data - Chicago Academy of Sciences

Insect Control Branch - City of Winnipeg

Arachnids:
Ex : Scorpians, Spiders, Ticks.

Arachnids, General:

Arachnology Home Page

Mites and Ticks: A Virtual Introduction

Arachnids, Associations:

American Tarantula Society

International Society of Arachnology

Arachnids Terminology:

Spiders Terminology

Chilopods and Diplopods
Ex: Centipedes and millipedes.
MOSTLY MILLIPEDES by Ari Kornfeld
Myriapods
Crustaceans
Ex: Barnacles, Crabs, Garden sowbugs, Lobsters, Shrimp.

Crustaceans, General:

The World of Copepods

Crustaceans, Species Lists:

Species Finder Crabs

Species Finder Lobsters and Shrimps

Insects

Insects, Terminology:

Glossary of Insect Terminology

The Social Insects Glossary

Insects, Species Lists:

Common Texas Insects

Insects, Image Sources:

3-D INSECTS - Computer graphics that move.

Hawaiian Insect Images

Insect Photo Gallery Penn State

Insects, Web cameras:

Iowa State Insect Zoo Live Camera

Insects, Sounds:

Iowa State Entomology Index: Insect Sounds

Ants:

Antcolony.Org

Imported Fire Ant Web

Myrmecology - The Scientific Study Of Ants

Ants, Databases:

Antbase

Ants, Maps and charts:

Imported Fire Ants/FASIMS and Maps

Ants, Image Sources:

Japanese Ants Color Image Database

Bees

B-EYE: The world through the eyes of a bee

Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory (B.B.S.L.)

Bumble Bees of Canada

Honey Bee Brain EST Project

Iowa State Entomology Index: Beekeeping

Bees, Publication Directories:

Bumble Bees of Canada - Publications

Bees, Species Lists:

Canadian Species of Bumble Bees

List of World Bumble Bees

Bees, Software:

BeeKeeper - Hive mangaement program - Windows

Bees, San Francisco Bay Area Local Resources:

Gilroy Beekeepers Association

San Francisco Bay Area Bee Clubs

Beetles:

Guide to New World Scarab Genera

Tiger Beetles of Connecticut

Bumblebees:

Bumblebee Pages

Rearing Bumble Bee Colonies

Fireflies

Firefly Files

Butterflies and Moths:

Butterflies and Moths, General:

The Children's Butterfly Site

Monarch Watch

Butterflies and Moths, Associations:

North American Butterfly Association

Butterflies and Moths, Species Lists:

Butterflies of North America

Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Moths of North America

Species Finder Butterflies

Butterflies and Moths, Image Sources:

Web Images of North American Moth Species

Fleas

Fleas Images

Fleas (Siphonaptera) Zoological Institute, St.Petersburg

Butterflies and Moths, Gardens:

Bloom's butterfly garden basics

Butterfly Gardening - at TheButterflySite.com

Butterfly Gardens & Habitats regional butterfly gardening brochures

How to Make Butterfly Gardens

Fruit Flies

Fly Enhancer

FlyNome - Drosophila Nomenclature

Lice

HeadLice.Org

Mosquitos

American Mosquito Control Association

An Anopheles Database AnoDB

Florida Keys Mosquito Control District

The Mosquito Genomics WWW Server

Merostomata:
Ex: Horseshoe crabs

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