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KENTUCKY CRITTER FILES
Kentucky's insects, spiders, and other arthropods

LINKS
Visit these other sites from around the web for more information about insects and their relatives.
 

KENTUCKY INSECTS AND SPIDERS

 

Kentucky AWAKE: Kentucky AWAKE (All Wild About Kentucky's Environment) is a site devoted to Kentucky's animals, plants, and their ecosystems.  The University of Kentucky Department of Entomology contributes insect and spider pictures and information to KY AWAKE.  Visit AWAKE to learn more about how insects and spiders interact with the plants, mammals, birds, and other organisms in their ecosystems.

 

Insects of Kentucky - Daviess Co. Audubon Society: Information and great pictures of several Kentucky insects.  Also check out thier pictures of spiders.

 
T.R. Filbin Photography: Tom Filbin works at the Univeristy of Kentucky and maintains his own photography website.  Included are many excellent close-up images of Kentucky insects and spiders. 
 
The Spiders of Kentucky: This site from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY, has a spider anatomy lesson and an interactive key to spider identification.
 
NORTH AMERICAN INSECTS AND SPIDERS

 

BugGuide: BugGuide has hundreds of insect and spider photos (and other arthropods, too).  Photos are sent in from people all over the U.S., and most entries describe where the animal was photographed.  This is one of the best on-line resources for insect and spider identification.
 
Florida's Featured Creatures: This site from the University of Florida's Entomology Department contains hundreds of pictures of Florida insects, spiders, and thier relatives plus detailed biological and pest control information.
 
Ohio Natural History - Insects: Pictures and information for several common Ohio insects, most of which also live in Kentucky.
 
The Insects of Cedar Creek: The Cedar Creek Natural History Area in Minnesota has a very large collection of on-line arthropod photos, and is another good place to look for help with insect and spider identification.  Many of these insects and spiders also live in Kentucky.
 

Original document: 25 May 2004
Last updated: 1 May 2008

All photos courtesy R. Bessin and B. Newton, University of Kentucky.

The Kentucky Critter Files are maintained by Blake Newton, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky.
Contact: blaken@uky.edu

   
University of Kentucky Entomology/Kentucky Critter Files/Links