This page holds entomological resources for the state of Connecticut. Use the menu below to sort by topic.




One of the best insect identification websites, with an active community of experts.


A community that anyone can join. Upload photos and locality data, and other members will help identify what you've found. You can also help curate other records. A great way to gather and collect your own data, or figure out where/when to find a particular species.

Moth Photographers Group

A great resource for lepidopterists! Sort taxonomically to see almost every moth species in North America.

Pests, Invasive species, and more!

The CT DEEP has several pages devoted to the insects and invertebrates of Connecticut, with info on tick testing, EAB, and more.

Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern species in CT

The DEEP compiles data from researchers throughout the state (even you!) in order to manage their lists of endangered, threatened, and special concern insects. Use the links on this page to see the current list, and forms for submitting your own findings.

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Connecticut Science Center

The CT Science Center has a new indoor butterfly encounter exhibit.

The Children's Museum

The Children's Museum in West Hartford, CT is a great spot for budding naturalists. They have a bevy of creatures in their animal sanctuary, including insects and arachnids. They even have an outdoor butterfly house, which you can visit in the spring/summer/fall.

The Caterpillar Lab

Sam Jaffe may not be based in CT, but he often travels to our state for outreach programs, BioBlitzes, and collaborations. He runs amazing outreach programs both through his physical location in NH, and by traveling throughout New England. 

National Moth Week

National Moth Week is always held the last week of July. Scientists host black-lighting events, typically open to the public, in order to increase public engagement and understanding of nighttime nature. Check their website to look for events in CT, or register your own.

Talcott Mountain Science Center

TMSC does outreach programs to schools, and has science-themed day camps during school vacations and throughout the summer. Many of these have an entomology theme!

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Affiliated labs and scientists


Along the Air Line

Stan Malcolm's website features over 17,000 photographs taken on his many year-round walks along the Air Line Trail.

Brigette Valencia

Brigette Zacharczenko's personal website, with access to her research papers, scientific illustrations, and free outreach materials.

Fishes of the Western Atlantic

Ray Simpson leads a double life: ichthyologist and entomologist! Check out his website for his fantastic scientific illustrations.

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Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

The CAES has several branches focuses on entomological interests, including: bed bugs, ticks, emerald ash borers, and gypsy moths. They also have an insect information office, and offer summer research opportunities for undergraduates.

David Wagner (UConn)

David Wagner's lab at the University of Connectivut focuses on caterpillars, evolution, and conservation.

Yale Peabody Entomology Collection

The insect collections at the Peabody are kept alive by curators, staff, and curatorial affiliates.

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The insect collections at the Peabody are kept alive by curators, staff, and curatorial affiliates.