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Identification, images & information for insects, spiders & their kin &Canada. (An online community of naturalists.)

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Identifying Insects

The process of identifying insects is largely based on simple observation, collecting the info, reviewing said info - perhaps comparing it to other field notes - and, finally, delivering a "verdict".

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Pest Profiles

The following is a list of CDFA's significant pests and diseases included in the Department's detection and eradication programs: (California Department of Food and Agriculture)

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Longhorn Beetles

The purpose of this photographic catalog of the Cerambycidae (Asian Longhorned Beetle) of the New World is to provide images that will assist in the identification of longhorn beetles.

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Beetle Busters Info

Visit listed resources to learn more, or use to help educate or raise awareness about the Asian longhorned beetle.
(Hungry Pests)

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Stop the Beetle

America’s neighborhoods and forests are under attack. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetle has destroyed tens of millions of ash trees. (Hungry Pests)

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Buy It Where You
Burn It

The CA Firewood Task Force initiates & facilitates efforts within the state to protect our native & urban forests from invasive pests that can be moved on firewood.

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The European Gypsy Moth

The European gypsy moth is a threat to our trees and shrubs. Learn to spot it and report it. (Hungry Pests)

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The Mediterranean Fruit Fly

The Mediterranean fruit fly is a threat to many fruits and vegetables. Don't move non-inspected fruit and vegetables. (Hungry Pests)

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Emerald Ash Borer

This Web site is a collaborative effort of the USDA Forest Service, Michigan State University, Purdue University and Ohio State University. (Collaborative Projectl)

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Goldspotted Oak Borer

Research-based information for educational purposes by agencies having regulatory responsibility for forest health & protection of natural resources within San Diego

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Invasive Species in California

FAQ's about Invasive Species in California. (Center for Invasive Species Research - University of California, Riverside)

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ID Tools

Identification tools for insects and plants.

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Horticultural Research Institute

The Horticultural Research Institute, the AmericanHort Foundation, proudly supports scientific research and students for the advancement of the horticultural industry. HRI was established by industry leaders on the premise that no one could better direct needed research to advance horticulture than the very people who work in it, day in and day out.

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What's In Your Yard Resource Links!

Bugs That Invade Your Home

Bugs, for the most part, have their place and their purpose in nature. Exactly what that purpose is depends entirely on the type of bug itself. For many, regardless of what type of bug it is, its place is outside of the home. Bugs can be creepy or frightening to some, and certain types of bugs may even bite.

Image/Article Source: HomeAdvisor Blog

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Entomology at Home: Guide to Identifying House and Yard Insects

Entomology is useful not only in the scientific community, museums, and agriculture, but also in your home where insects inevitably enter and live with you.

Image by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab/David Kosling

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Homeowner’s Guide to Entomology and House Insects

Amateur entomology can be a window into understanding biology (the metamorphosis of bugs, taxonomy of collected specimens, habitat of insects), horticulture (what flowers to plant to cultivate a butterfly garden; alongside what plant species can certain beetles be found), chemistry (the impact of environmental toxins on insects), and physics (constructing cages and traps for collection).

(Article by Home Advisor)

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Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Bugs

Bugs encompass a wide range of small creatures that range from insects to spiders to actual "true bugs." People with an interest in learning about bugs will find plenty of fascinating types and species as well as a wealth of information about them and their place in the environment.

Image by Ronald F. Billings, Texas A&M Forest Service,

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