How do I interpret the results of my search?

The results of a search are always returned in the same format. The number of records returned by your search is presented in the upper left hand corner of the results page. Insects related to your search are presented in an alphabetized taxonomic hierarchy on the left, which can be expanded or contracted with the use of the filter in the upper left corner.

Discover Life

Discover Life features many useful tools such as insect identification keys and maps of species occurrence. 


Bugguide centers on photography and is a good place to seek help with tricky arthropod identifications.