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View Resource Orthoptera Species File Online

This is a new searchable database (registration required) of the Orthoptera of the world including all genera and species of Tettigonioidea, Grylloidea, Tridactyloidea, and Tetrigoidea. The two remaining major groups, Gryllacridoidea and Acridomorpha, will be available sometime in the early 1998. The database was compiled by Daniel Otte (Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia), and Piotr...

http://orthoptera.speciesfile.org/HomePage/Orthoptera/HomePa...
View Resource Nomina Insecta Nearctica

First published by Entomological Information Services in 1996-97 in four volumes, this online checklist is a complete listing (minus synonyms) of the approximately 90,000 species of insects of North America north of Mexico. The checklist is arranged alphabetically, by taxonomic rank. Detailed information includes "the current generic name, the species name, the author or authors of the name, the...

http://www.nearctica.com/nomina/main.htm
View Resource Insects.org

This site is designed to "help you really see insects for the miniature marvels they represent and understand how intertwined our cultures have become with these alien creatures." It includes stunning photos grouped by order, several articles dealing with insects and their role in human culture, and links to other insect related sites. Particularly interesting are the butterfly wing patterns in...

https://www.insects.orkin.com/
View Resource EH Strickland Entomological Museum

Associated with the University of Alberta, the EH Strickland Entomological Museum has some unique features on its Web site. Along with information on some of the research being conducted and some of the interesting volunteer opportunities, this site has some cool online features. Visitors to the site can take a panoramic virtual tour to see what's behind the scenes at the entomological museum....

http://www.biology.museums.ualberta.ca/en/EHStricklandEntomo...
View Resource The Leiodid Beetles of Costa Rica

The Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad in Costa Rica provides this visually pleasing Web site on the Leiodidae, authored by S. P. Beck of Carleton University and A. F. Newton of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. A simple drop down menu allows users to access information on leiodid beetle taxonomy, distribution, life history, biogeography, collection methods, and more. Most sections...

http://www.inbio.ac.cr/papers/leiudidae/index.html
View Resource Harvard University: Museum of Comparative Zoology Type Database

Located at Harvard University, the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) "insect type collection, one of the largest in North America, currently preserves the primary types of more than 28,000 species, representing 29 orders, 565 families, and 7, 578 genera." This database makes records from the MCZ insect type collection available to Internet users. Records include high resolution images, Type...

http://www.mcz.harvard.edu/index.html
View Resource The Field Museum: Insects, Arachnids and Myriapods Collections Screenshot

As one of the most distinguished science institutions in the United States, the Field Museum in Chicago has over 4.1 million preserved insects in its collection. It is the fifth largest collection in North America and it also includes 8.3 million specimens preserved in alcohol or on microscopic slides. On this site, visitors can search these vast holdings, which are divided into six separate...

https://www.fieldmuseum.org/science/research/area/insects-ar...