Created by software developer and amateur insect photographer Troy Bartlett, BugGuide.Net is an "online resource devoted to North American insects, spiders and their kin, offering identification, images, and information." Site visitors can locate animals by browsing the extensive and image-rich indices for Arachnids, Centipedes, Millipedes, Hexapods, and Malacostracans. At present, the main attraction is the incredible collection of photographs, but the site is still under development and more factual information will be added as time goes on. The free registration is not required to view the site, but users are encouraged to register so they can take a more participatory role by submitting comments, images, and links. One other notable site feature is the ID Request section, where site visitors can post an image of an unknown creature, and receive identification assistance from other site users. Bartlett makes images freely available to students, educators, and others for educational and noncommercial activities.


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