Welcome to the Insect ID website.

This website contains over 1400 photos to help you identify insects you may have found in your home, yard, or garden.


Use the links at the right to browse our insect photo collection by category.

You can view informational sheets with insect names in alpha order here:

Ask the Expert

Want an insect identified? Contact us through our Lab website. You can email photos for identification to pliesch@wisc.edu

Got an insect question? Submit it using this form.

If the information presented on the website has been helpful
to you, please follow this link and fill out a short questionaire.

There are many UW-Extension Bulletins available in PDF format. Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file.

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