Identifications

Need help identifying an insect, spider, or other arthropod? Here are a few resources that might help.

Bay Area Critters – insects and other arthropods commonly encountered in the Bay Area

Berkeley BioKeys – pictorial key to insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals

Common Bay Area Spiders – pictures of common synanthropic spiders

Email photos and descriptions to essig.museum@gmail.com