This key was developed with the purpose of identifying insect families, using images along with text descriptors to distinguish one family from another. Each page presents multiple choices that will eventually narrow the identification down to a family. To make a choice, simply click on the image that best resembles your specimen.
Three ways to navigate through this key:
1) Identify an unknown organism: Clicking on the Use the Key button in the top banner, the identification process will begin after the selection of an insect order.
2) Go to a Family: Clicking on the Family button in the top banner, a list of the families contained in the key will be presented. Click on a family name to see pictures and descriptions of that organism.
3) Go to a Group: Clicking on the Groups button in the top banner, a list of the taxonomic groups included in the key will be presented.