Arthropod Identification

Tips: To use a dichotomous key, read both descriptions on a page, then click whichever one best describes your specimen to move to the next page. Should you reach a dead end, click the "Previous" button to backtrack until you reach a description choice about which you felt unsure, and try following the other path. Some arthropod orders are found more than once in the keys because the arthropods occur in different forms. Only adult arthropods are included, and certain uncommon orders are not included.


If your specimen has: