Online Insect Identification Tool
This online insect identification tool is brought to your by the UW-Madison Department of Entomology and the UW-Madison Insect Diagnostic Lab.
+All Insects Grouped by Category - Click to expand in this page
Click the boxes above to browse through 200+ Wisconsin insects by name, type, or by photo. While certain insects can be found across the country, many insects can be region-specific. Thus, this online tool is most relevant for residents of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region. If you aren’t able to identify your particular insect or would like additional information, visit the main Insect Diagnostic Lab website.
In addition, there are a number of UW-Extension factsheets and other resources available for insect pests under the “pest resources” menu.
Here’s a preview:
Boxelder Bugs: Back in the Mix
If you’re like me, you’ve probably been out appreciating our recent fall weather. Likewise, boxelder bugs (Boisea trivitatta) have also …
Large Milkweed Bugs: Featured Fall Insect
With the arrival of fall, we’re starting to see pumpkins, spooky yard decorations, and pumpkin spiced everything (*shudder*). Not to …
Wandering Weevils: Summertime Visitors
If you’ve spotted small, crunchy beetles in your home this summer you aren’t alone. Broad-nosed weevils (Curculionidae: Entiminae) have been …