This Bug Sucks!

Literally. It uses a built-in pump to suck juices from plants

 

“Walk on Water”

This water strider walks and ‘runs’ on water

 

Heads or Tails?

Hairs on this tussock moth caterpillar make it difficult to distinguish, and they are also extremely irritating to skin.

 

A Reptile?

Or maybe a swallowtail butterfly larva in disguise?

 

Anisoptera | Dragonfly

Fossils of very large dragonfly ancestors in the Protodonata are found from 325 million years ago in Upper Carboniferous rocks; these had wingspans of up to 750 mm.

 

Bees Eat Beetles?

When they're predatory flies they do

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About the Site

This site serves students of ENT 425 at NC State University, and anyone interested in learning more about entomology

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Who’s who in the world of insects?   Start here for help identifying the common orders and families

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Mini-lessons that introduce all aspects of entomology, from fundamental science to pest management

Glossary

Definitions and flashcards for much of the entomological terminology used on this site

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All relevant information for students enrolled in ENT 425 at North Carolina State University

Insect Collection

Instructions and requirements for developing your ENT 425 insect collection