Identification of Insects

Broad-bodied Chaser Libellula depressa (Male)

Identification & Records of Insects

There has been a substantial increase in requests relating to the identification of insects, in particular, dragonflies, butterflies and moths. While I try to answer most queries as quickly as possible, it’s becoming more time consuming and I cannot guarantee that everyone’s request will be dealt with. I have included a list of the suitable websites that I have been involved with that covers many of the most popular insect groups. I would suggest that you have a look at the appropriate site first. Most identification issues should be able to be resolved on these designated websites.

To view the list of sugested identification websites go the Identification Links Page


Record submissions

Most of the websites listed have information on the appropriate organisation, or the nominated regional recorder for those who wish to send in records of their yearly observations.