Entomology (Insects)

Updated January 4, 2018



BugGuide: An online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing our observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures. We collect photographs of bugs from the United States and Canada for identification and research. We summarize our findings in guide pages for each order, family, genus, and species.


Monarch Joint Venture (MJV): A Minnesota-based partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic programs that are working together to support and coordinate efforts to protect the monarch migration across the lower 48 United States.



(New!) The Butterfly Society of Virginia: Education – Study and learn more about butterflies and moths.  Raise the general consciousness of the survival problems of butterflies and moths through publicity, programs and activities for both adults and children. Conservation   – Promote butterfly and moth conservation, including conservation of habitat and host and nectar gardens. Gardening – Encourage the planting of butterfly and moth host and nectar plants in home and public gardens. Volunteering  – Support the butterfly gardens and programs of the Norfolk Botanical Garden, the Virginia Zoological Park, and other appropriate organizations throughout the State.