Latin American Insects

Latin American Insects

Latin American Insects

Latin American Insects

Latin American Insects

This site is an add-on to our American Insects web site. The latter site includes images of some 2300 insects from North and South America. This site, on the other hand, serves as a sort of pointer for those who want to see only images of Neotropical (Latin American) insects.

This site is made up of pages of thumbnails organized by Order. On one of these pages (for example, the Beetles page), when you click on a thumbnail you will be taken to the appropriate page on the American Insects web site. Since this current site carries you to another site, please use your "Back" button to return to this Latin American Insects web site. To help clarify which site you are currently in, note that this site has a white background color, while the American Insects site has black.

This site, like its companion American Insects, is very much a work in progress. We hope to add more orders, and many more species, in the coming months and years. At present, most insects included here have been identified to tribe, genus, or species. The folks that have helped provide these identifications are listed on the several acknowledgments pages of the American Insects site.

Drop us a line if you have thoughts about any of the identifications; you can email me (Stephen) at  cresswell <at.> wvwc.edu.

Thanks for visiting! The first table of thumbnails is below.

— Stephen

Stephen Cresswell

Diptera
Flies

Odonata
Dragonflies, Damselflies

Orthoptera
Crickets, Grasshoppers

Blattodea
Roaches

Mantodea
Mantises

Heteroptera
True Bugs

Auchenorrhyncha
Cicadas, Hoppers

Neuroptera
Lacewings, Mantisflies

Coleoptera
Beetles

Hymenoptera
Ants, Bees, Wasps

Trichoptera
Caddisflies

Lepidoptera
Moths and Butterflies

 

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