Resources for Identification

Resources for Identification

This page is where you can find many links to help you identify your insect. It will be updated continually to reflect the best information:

Facebook Groups:

Caterpillar Identification of North America (ID resource for identifying caterpillars in North America

BugGuide (ID resource for any insect + some other arthropods)

Mothing and Moth Watching (Lepidoptera ID group)


General Guides:

“Insects of New England” by Tom Murray (Purchase Here)

BugGuide – very good general resource for identification of insects


Order Specific Guides:


Moth Photographers Group (Very good website for IDing moths)

“Caterpillars of Eastern North America” by David Wagner (Purchase Here)

“Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America” by David Wagner (Out of Print)



“Beetles of Eastern North America” by Arthur B. Evans  (Purchase Here)