Insects 2016-11-29T04:48:05+00:00


Weevils - Coleoptera           Identification & Descriptions Weevils are small beetles that possess conspicuous snouts. They are often lightbulb- or pear-shaped. When immature, the legless, grub-like larvae feed on plants. [...]


Wasps - Hymenoptera Identification & Descriptions Wasp, common name applied to most species of hymenopteran insects (see Hymenoptera), except bees and ants. Insects known as wasps include the sawflies, the parasitic wasps, and the [...]


Moths - Lepidoptera       Identification & Description: A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly. Both are of the order Lepidoptera. The division of Lepidopterans into moths and butterflies is [...]


Mosquitoes - Diptera     Identification & Description: The mosquito is a member of the family Culicidae; these insects have a pair of scaled wings, a pair of halteres, a slender body, and long [...]


Dragonflies - Odonata         Identification & Description: A dragonfly (also known as devil's darning needle) is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta and, in the strict sense, [...]


Beetles - Coleoptera       Identification & Description: There are more than 800,000 species of insects on earth, more than all the other plants and animals combined. Of this great number of insects, [...]


Bees - Hymenoptera           Identification & Description: Bees belong to the third largest insect order which also includes wasps and ants. Together, these creatures pollinate crops, turn over the soil [...]


Aphids - Hemiptera               Identification & Description: Aphids are soft-bodied insects that use their piercing sucking mouthparts to feed on plant sap. They usually occur in colonies on [...]


Ants - Hymenoptera           Identification & Description: Ant, common name for members of a family of about 11,000 species of insects that live in highly organized societies called colonies. Ant [...]

Douglas Fir Bark Beetle

Douglas Fir Bark Beetle - Coleoptera Scolytidae Dendroctonus pseudotsugae         Identification & Description: Adult beetles are dark brown to black with maroon-colored elytra, and are fairly large for members of the [...]