Insect Species in Our Collection
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Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths  
   
Rhopalocera - Butterflies  
   
Hesperiidae - Skippers Butterflies  
Achalarus toxeus Coyote Cloudywing
Achlyodes busirus Giant Sicklewing
Anatrytone logan Delaware Skipper
Astraptes talus Green Flasher
Chioides catillus albofasciatus White-striped Longtail
Erynnis lucilius Columbine Duskywing
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Phocides palemon Guava Skipper
Polites themistocles Tawny-edged Skipper
Polygonus leo Hammock Skipper
Thymelicus lineola European Skipper
Urbanus procne Brown Longtail
Wallengrenia egeremet Northern Broken-dash
Wallengrenia otho Southern Broken-Dash
Zenis jebus Purple-stained Skipper
   
Lycaenidae - Gossamer-winged Butterflies  
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
Hemiargus ceraunus Ceraunus Blue
Lycaena dorcas Dorcas Copper
Satyrium calanus Banded Hairstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
   
Nymphalidae - Brush-footed Butterflies  
   
Libytheinae - Snout Butterflies  
Libytheana carinenta American Snout
   
Danainae - Milkweed Butterflies  
Danaus gilippus Queen
Danaus plexippus Monarch
Ithomia agnosia Agnosia Clearwing
Ithomia pellucida Blue Transparent Butterfly
   
Charaxinae - Leafwings  
Anaea aidea Tropical Leafwing
Memphis moruus stheno Moruus Leafwing
Memphis otrere otrere leafwing
   
Morphinae - Morphos and Owl Butterflies  
Caligo brasiliensis Brazilian Owl Butterfly
Caligo teucer Teucer Owl Butterfly
Morpho helenor achillaena Common Morpho
Morpho helenor peleides Common Morpho
   
Satyrinae - Satyrids or Brown Butterflies  
Calisto confusa Confused Calisto
Capronnieria galesus satyrid butterfly
Cercyonis pegala Common Wood-nymph
Magneuptychia libye Blue-gray Satyr
Pareuptychia metaleuca White-banded Satyr
Pareuptychia ocirrhoe interjecta Two-banded Satyr
Pierella hyalinus Hyalinus Pierella
Pierella lamia Lamia Pierella
Taygetis cf. mermeria Giant Satyr
   
Heliconiinae - Heliconians or Longwings  
Dryas iulia fucatus Julia Heliconian
Eueides isabella dianasa Isabella's Longwing
Eueides vibilia Vibilia Longwing
Euptoieta hegesia Mexican Fritillary
Heliconius charithonius Zebra Butterfly
Heliconius erato Crimson-patched Longwing
Laparus doris Doris Longwing
Speyeria aphrodite Aphrodite Fritillary
Speyeria cybele Great Spangled Fritillary
   
Limenitidinae - Admirals and allies  
Limenitis archippus Viceroy
Limenitis arthemis arthemis White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis astyanax Red-spotted Purple
   
Biblidinae - Tropical Brushfoots  
Diaethria clymena janeira Clymena Eighty-eight
Hamadryas amphinome Red Cracker
Hamadryas arete cracker butterfly
Hamadryas februa Gray Cracker
Hamadryas feronia Variable Cracker
Mestra hersilia South American Mestra
Myscelia orsis Orsis Bluewing
   
Nymphalinae - True Brushfoots  
Anartia amathea Scarlet Peacock
Anartia jatrophae White Peacock
Anthanassa tulcis Tulcis Crescent
Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch
Chlosyne theona Theona Checkerspot
Colobura dirce Dirce Beauty
Eresia phillyra Square-tipped Crescent
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Nymphalis antiopa Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis l-album Compton Tortoiseshell
Phyciodes batesii Tawny Crescent
Phyciodes cocyta Northern Crescent
Phyciodes tharos Pearl Crescent
Polygonia interrogationis Question Mark
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis American Lady
   
Papilionidae - Swallowtail Butterflies  
Papilioninae - True Swallowtails  
Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus polydamas Polydamas Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail
Papilio thoas Thoas Swallowtail
Papilio canadensis Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtail
Papilio troilus Spicebush Swallowtail
Parides anchises Anchises Cattleheart
Parides iphidamas Iphidamas Cattleheart
Parides tros Tros Cattleheart
   
Pieridae - Whites, Sulphurs, and Yellows  
Coliadinae - Sulphurs Butterflies  
Anteos menippe Orange-tipped Angled Sulphur
   
Pierinae - Whites  
Pieris rapae* Cabbage White*
Pontia protodice Checkered White
   
Riodinidae - Metalmark Butterflies  
Calephelis nemesis Fatal Metalmark
Caria ino Red-bordered Metalmark
Melanis pixe Red-bordered Pixie
Semomesia geminus eyemark/metalmark
   
Heterocera - Moths  
   
Arctiidae - Tiger Moths and Lichen Moths  
Ctenucha virginica Virginia Ctenucha
Hypoprepia miniata Scarlet-winged Lichen-Moth
Lophocampa maculata Spotted Tussock Moth
Spilosoma latipennis Pink-legged Tiger Moth
   
Crambidae - Crambid Snout Moths  
Anageshna sp. or Apogeshna sp. Crambid Snout Moth
   
Euteliidae - Euteliid Moths  
Paectes sp. n/a
   
Geometridae - Geometer Moths  
Caripeta divisata Gray Spruce Looper
Cyllopoda claudicula mimic moth
Eulithis diversilineata Lesser Grapevine Looper Moth
Eutrapela clemataria Curved-toothed Geometer
Melanolophia signataria A geometrid
Pero honestaria Honest Pero
Plagodis alcoolaria Hollow-spotted Plagodis
Pleuroprucha insulsaria Common Tan Wave
Scopula limboundata Large Lace-border
Tetracis crocallata Yelow Slant-line
   
Limacodidae - Slug Caterpillar Moths  
Apoda biguttata Moth
   
Erebidae - Erebid Moths  
Ascalapha odorata Black Witch
Catocala amatrix The Sweetheart Underwing
Catocala briseis Briselis Underwing
Catocala cerogama Yellow-banded Underwing
Catocala ilia Ilia Underwing
Catocala piatrix The Penitent Underwing
Catocala relicta White Underwing
Catocala retecta Yellow-grey Underwing
Catocala ultronia Ultronia Underwing
Lymantria dispar Gypsy Moth
Mocis latipes Small Mocis
Thysania agrippina White Witch
   
Noctuidae - Owlet Moths  
Elaphria sp. n/a
Eudryas unio Pearly Wood-Nymph
Pseudaletia unipuncta Armyworm Moth
   
Notodontidae -Prominent Moths  
Nadata gibbosa White-dotted Prominent
Scea bellona n/a
   
Saturniidae - Silk Moths  
Antheraea polyphemus Polyphemus Moth
Automeris io Io Moth
Copaxa cf. flavina silk moth
Copaxa decrescens silk moth
Dryocampa rubicunda alba Rosy Maple Moth
Rhescyntis hippodamia silk moth
Rothschildia arethusa silk moth
Sphingicampa bicolor Honey Locust Moth
Titaea tamerlan Tamerlan Silk Moth
   
Sphingidae - Sphinx or Hawk Moths  
Amphonyx lucifer sphinx moth
Ceratomia undulosa Waved Sphinx
Darapsa myron Virginia Creeper Sphinx
Eumorpha vitis Vine Sphinx
Isognathus scyron sphinx moth
Manduca brasiliensis sphinx moth
Manduca hannibal sphinx moth
Manduca rustica Rustic Sphinx
Pachylia ficus Fig Sphinx
Paonias excaecatus Blinded Sphinx
Paonias myops Small-eyed Sphinx
Pseudosphinx tetrio Tetrio Sphinx
Smerinthus cerisyi One-eyed Sphinx
Smerinthus jamaicensis Twin-spotted Sphinx
Sphinx gordius Apple Sphinx
Sphinx kalmiae Laurel Sphinx
Xylophanes tersa Tersa Sphinx
Xylophanes titana sphinx moth
   
Yponomeutidae - Ermine Moths  
Atteva punctella Ailanthus Webworm Moth
   
Zygaenidae - Burnet Moths or Forester Moths  
Harrisina americana Grapeleaf Skeletonizer
   
Coleoptera -Beetles  
   
Cantharidae - Soldier Beetles  
Chauliognathus sp. Cantharid beetle
Chauliognathus pensylvanicus Goldenrod Soldier Beetle
   
Carabidae - Ground Beetles  
Calosoma scrutator Fairy Searcher
   
Cicindelidae - Tiger Beetle  
Cicindela cuprascens Coppery Tiger Beetle
Cicindela dorsalis Small White Tiger Beetle
Cicindela formosa generosa Big Sand Tiger Beetle
Cicindela punctulata Punctured Tiger Beetle
Cicindela sexguttata Six-spotted Tiger Beetle
Oxycheila tristis Muted Sharp-lipped Tiger Beetle
   
Dytiscidae - Predaceous Diving Beetles  
Thermonectus marmoratus Marbled Diving Beetle
   
Silphidae - Carrion Beetles or Burying Beetles  
Nicrophorus marginatus Burying beetle
   
Passalidae - Bess Beetles  
Passalus interruptus bess beetle
   
Scarabaeidae - Scarab Beetles  
Enema pan Black Pan Beetle
Osmoderma scabra Scarabid beetle
Popillia japonica* Japanese Beetle*
Strategus aloeus Ox Beetle
Trichiotinus assimilis Bee-mimic Beetle
   
Elateridae - Click Beetles  
Alaus oculatus The Eyed Elater
Chalcolepidius porcatus a click beetle
Pyrophorus sp. luminescent beetle
   
Meloidae - Blister Beetles  
Cissites maculata a blister beeatle
Meloe cicatricosuslea a blister beeatle
Nemognatha sp. yellow Meloid beetle
Pyrota insulata Meloid Beetle
   
Tenebrionidae - Darkling Beetles  
Eleodes saturalis Darkling beetle
Stenomorpha convexicollis Black Beetle
   
Chrysomelidae - Leaf Beetles  
Altica sp. Leaf beetles
   
Cerambycidae - Longhorn Beetles  
Clytus ruricola Long-horned beetle
Criodion cf. antennatum long-horned beetle
Ctenoscelis acanthopus long-horned beetle
Hypsioma inornata long-horned beetle
Desmocerus palliatus Elderberry Longhorn Beetle
Monochamus scutellaris Pine Sawyer
Tetraopes tetrophthalmus Milkweed Beetle
   
Odonata - Dragonflies and Damselflies  
   
Anisoptera - Dragonflies  
   
Aeshnidae - Darners  
Aeshna cf. canadensis Canada Darner
Aeshna constricta Lance-tipped Darner
Aeshna eremita Lake Darner
Anax junius Common Green Darner
   
Corduliidae - Green-eyed Skimmers  
Dorocordulia libera Racket-tailed Emerald
Epitheca cynosura Common Baskettail
   
Gomphidae - Clubtails  
Gomphus cf. lividus Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus spicatus Dusky Clubtail
Hagenius brevistylus Dragonhunter
   
Libellulidae - Skimmers  
Celithemis elisa Calico Pennant
Erythemis simplicicollis Eastern Pondhawk
Ladona julia Chalk-fronted Corporal
Libellula herculea skimmer
Libellula pulchella Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Orthemis discolor Carmine Skimmer
Pantala flavescens Wandering Glider
Plathemis lydia Common Whitetail
Scapanea frontalis n/a
Sympetrum danae Black Meadowhawk
   
Macromiidae - Cruisers  
Macromia illinoiensis Swift River Cruiser
   
Zygoptera - Damselflies  
   
Calopterygidae - Broad-winged Damselflies  
Calopteryx maculata Ebony Jewelwing
   
Coenagrionidae - Narrow-winged Damselflies  
Argia moesta Powdered Dancer
Enallagma cyathigerum Northern Bluet
   
Orthoptera - Grasshoppers Katydids, and Crickets
   
Acrididae - Short-horned Grasshoppers  
Acrolophitus hirtipes Green Fool Grasshopper
Boopedon nubilum Black Males Grasshopper
Dactylotum bicolor Pictured Grasshopper
Melanoplus differentialis Differential Grasshopper
Pardalophora saussurei Saussure's Grasshopper
Schistocerca quisqueya Tubagua
Tropidolophus formosus Great Crested Grasshopper
Xanthippus corallipes Red-shanked Grasshopper
Melanoplus lakinus or M. discolor grasshopper
   
Romaleidae - Lubber Grasshoppers  
Brachystola magna Lubber Grasshopper
Chromacris speciosa Grasshopper-soldier
Taeniopoda auricornis Horse Lubber
Tropidacris dux Giant Grasshopper
   
Gryllidae - True Crickets  
Oecanthus niveus Snowy Tree Cricket
Oecanthus quadripunctatus Four-spotted Tree Cricket
   
Tettigoniidae - Katydids  
Amblycorypha oblongifolia Oblong-winged Katydid
Atlanticus monticola Davis's Shieldbearer Katydid
Eremopedes bilineatus White-striped Green Dectid
Neoconocephalus ensiger Sword-bearing Conehead
Pediodectes haldemani Haldeman's Shieldback
Pediodectes stevensonii Stevenson's Shieldback
Pterophylla camellifolia True Katydid
Scudderia curvicauda Curve-tailed Bush Katydid
Scudderia furcata Fork-tailed Bush Katydid
Scudderia sp. Unidentified Bush Katydid
   
Hymenoptera - Wasps, Bees, Sawflies, and Ants
   
Symphyta - Sawflies  
Tenthredinidae - Common Sawflies  
Craesus latitarsus Dusky Birch Sawfly
   
Siricoidea - Horntails  
Siricidae - Horntails  
Tremex columba Horntail
   
Apocrita - True Wasps, Bees and Ants  
   
Apoidea - Bees and Sphecoid Wasps  
Apidae - Bees  
Bombus impatiens male
Bombus ternarius worker
Bombus cf. vagans Half-black Bumble Bee
Scaptotrigona cf. xanthotricha stingless bee
Xylocopa sp. a carpenter bee
   
Chrysididae - Cuckoo Wasps  
Chrysis sp. cuckoo wasp
   
Crabronidae - Crabronid Wasps  
Bembix sp. A sand wasp
Ectemnius sp. Square-headed wasp
   
Megachilidae - Leafcutter Bees  
Megachile latimanus Leafcutting Bee
   
Sphecidae - Thread-waisted Wasps  
Ammophila sp. Ammophila wasp
Ammophila sp. Ammophila wasp
Bicyrtes ventralis Yellow-jacket mimic wasp
Isodontia philadelphica Grass carrier wasp
Prionyx atratus A thread-waisted wasp
Tachysphex pechumani Antenna-waving Wasp
   
Vespoidea - True wasps and Ants  
Formicidae - Ants  
Atta texana Texas Leaf-cutting Ant
Cephalotes atratus gliding ant
Eciton burchellii army ant
Pachycondyla crassinoda ponerine ant
   
Pompilidae - Spider Wasps  
Anoplius atrox Blue-black spider-wasp
Pepsis inclyta Giant Spider-hunting Wasp
Pepsis sp. Tarantual Hawk wasp
   
Scoliidae - Scoliid Wasps  
Campsomeris plumipes Scoliidae wasp
   
Vespidae - True Wasps  
Polistes cf. exclamans Polistine wasp
Vespula consobrina Blackjacket
Vespula maculifrons Eastern Yellowjacket
   
Hemiptera - Bugs, Cicadas, Treehoppers, and Lantern Flies
   
Fulgoromorpha - Planthoppers and Lantern Flies
   
Fulgoridae - Lantern Flies  
Phenax variegata Lantern fly
   
Cicadomorpha - Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers
   
Cicadellidae - Leafhoppers  
Graphocephala teliformis leafhopper
   
Cicadidae - Cicadas  
Cacama variegata Variegated Cactus Dodger
Carineta diardi Colourful Cicada
Quesada gigas Giant Cicada
Tibicen linnei Linne's Annual Cicada
   
Membracidae - Treehoppers  
Ceresa diceros Two-Horned Planthopper
   
Heteroptera - True Bugs  
   
Coreidae - Leaf-footed Bugs  
Acanthocephala declivis Giant Leaf-footed Bug
Chelinidea vittiger Prickly Pear Bug
Hypselonotus punctiventris Leaf-footed Bug
   
Gerridae - Water Striders  
Gerris sp. Water Strider
Limnoporus dissortis Pond Skater
   
Lygaeidae - Seed Bugs  
Neocoryphus bicrucis Whitecrossed Seed Bug
   
Pentatomidae - Stink Bugs  
Chlorochroa senilis stink bug
Loxa cf. viridis stink bug
   
Reduviidae - Assassin Bugs  
Reduvius personatus Masked Hunter
   
Diptera - Flies and Mosquitoes  
   
Asilidae - Robber Flies  
Laphria canis complex robber fly
Laphria sacrator a robber fly
Machimus notatus or autumnalis a robber fly
   
Bombyliidae - Bee Flies  
Xenox sp. bee fly
   
Conopidae - Thick-headed Flies  
Physocephala tibialis Thick-headed Fly
   
Ptychopteridae - Phantom Crane Flies  
Bittacomorpha clavipes Phantom Crane Fly
   
Sciapodinae - Long-legged Flies  
Condylostylus sp. long-legged fly
   
Syrphidae - Syrphid Flies  
Dasysyrphus sp. hover fly
   
Tabanidae - Horse and Deerflies  
Chrysops sp. deer fly
Fidena sp. long-nosed tabanid
   
Phasmatodea - Sticks Insects and Leaf Insects
   
Diapheromeridae - Walking Sticks  
Clonistria caputaurata Northern Range Walking Stick
Diapheromera femoratum Common Walking Stick
Diapheromera tamaulipensis Tamaulipas Walking Stick
Diapheromera velii Great Plains Walking Stick
   
Neuroptera - Lacewings, Mantidflies, and Antlions
   
Mantispidae - Mantidflies  
Entanoneura batesella Entanoneura mantidfly
   
Megaloptera - Alderflies, Dobsonflies, and Fishflies
   
Corydalidae - Dobsonflies and Fishflies  
Corydalus armatus Corydalus dobsonfly
   
Blattodea - Cockroaches and Termites  
   
Blattoidea - Cockroaches  
   
Blattidae - Cockroaches  
Periplaneta americana American Cockroach
   
Isoptera - Termites  
   
Termitidae - Termites  
Nasutitermitinae - Arboreal Termites  
Nasutitermes corniger conehead termite
Nasutitermes ephratae conehead termite
Nasutitermes rippertii conehead termite
   
Mantodea - Mantises  
   
Mantidae - Praying Mantises  
Mantis religiosa* European Mantis*
Tenodera sinensis* Chinese Mantis*
   
Psocoptera - Booklice, Barklice or Barkflies
   
Psocidae - Common Barklice  
Cerastipsocus venosus Bark Louse
   
Trichoptera - Caddisflies  
   
Phryganeidae - Giant Casemakers  
Ptilostomis ocellifera Giant Casemaker
* organisms photographed outside of their native range