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Birds & Birding

Not sure what you just saw? Search eNature's entire database of America's plants and animals to find your answer.
To search, simply choose a species group, then complete any combination of optional search criteria.
Search Tips

Choose one category from the list below. Click "About Types" to see which insects and spiders the type categories include.
Aphidlike Insects Mantids And Walkingsticks
Flealike Insects Ants And Termites
Earwigs And Silverfish Lacewings And Other Long-winged Insects
Diving Beetles And Water Bugs Dragonflies And Damselflies
Hopperlike Insects Flies
Plant Bugs, Toad Bugs, And Cockroaches Bees, Wasps, And Kin
Weevils Ticks, Mites, And Scorpions
Beetles Spiders
Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Cicadas

Choose one or more colors that appear on the insect or spider you are searching for.
  red   green   brown
  pink   blue   black
  orange   purple   gray
  yellow   tan   white

Choose the size category that best fits the insect or spider you are trying to identify.
less than .25 inch .25-.5 inch .5-1 inch 1-1.5 inches 1.5-3 inches
over 3 inches

Choose one or more habitats from the choices below.
Shorelines, salt marshes & tidal flats Scrub, shrub & brushlands
Freshwater swamps, marshes & bogs Grasslands & prairies
Rivers & streams Canyons & caves
Lakes & ponds Deserts
Forests & woodlands Cities, suburbs & towns
Alpine & subalpine habitats Inside homes & buildings
Arctic habitats Dumps
Meadows & fields Carrion

Choose the region of North America in which you saw the species. Click "View Map" to see the regions.
New England
Mid Atlantic
Eastern Canada
Rocky Mountains
Western Canada
Alaska and The North
Great Lakes