One of the greatest challenges of putting together a website like this, and working with insects in general, is the task of identifying specimens. I have done my best to determine species for each individual, but of course there will be misidentified specimens from time to time. If you believe you've found one, please let me know by email: identification@panamainsects.org.

 

Here are some of the websites that I have found useful:

Resources

BoLD Systems: http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/TaxBrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=113

 

Encyclopedia of Life: http://eol.org/pages/344/overview

 

Moths of Belize: http://www.mbarnes.force9.co.uk/belizemoths/belizehome.htm

 

BugGuide: http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740

 

Moths of SE Arizona: http://nitro.biosci.arizona.edu/zEEB/butterflies/Spectacular.html.

 

Dan Janzen's site with "trial species home pages" for the Sphingidae: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu/TSHP/English/Sphingidae/Sphingidae_ACG.html

 

Moth Photographer's Group, Aron Cavosie's Puerto Rico page: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/AC-PR/ACindex.shtml

 

Deforestation study: http://www.nature.com

 

http://www.troplep.org/TLR/5-1/pdf006.pdf -- INSECTS OF PANAMA AND MESOAMERICA: SELECTED STUDIES

 

http://www.danske-natur.dk/indexbolch.html

 

http://www.argentinean-insects.com/

 

http://borboletaskmariposas.blogspot.com/

 

http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide=Moth_Costa_Rica

 

http://insectafgseag.myspecies.info/fr

 

http://www.passions-papillons.com/

 

http://www.cahurel-entomologie.com/

 

http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/honduras_moths

 

http://www.pbase.com/tarsiger/moths_of_northern_peru

 

http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/Amazon%20thumbs.htm

 

http://jeanbrodeur.smugmug.com/Insectes-du-Panama

 

http://carabidae.org/taxa?museum=4

 

http://chrisraper.org.uk/blog/?page_id=91

 

Key to Lepidoptera families: http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/bclepetal/order%20lepidoptera%20et%20al%20text%20files/order_lepidoptera.htm

 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00607.x/abstract;jsessionid=CC55CA6B3807AD99B1143F98FEF60FFA.f01t04