The Papua Insects Foundation

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Thumbnail galleries overview

When a reasonable number of pictures is available thumbnail galleries are attached to the checklists. These galleries can easily be reached by just clicking the blue thumbnail gallery icon on the checklists or in the list below. In case that a species page is available the clicked picture will send you to these page, in other cases you will just enlarge the picture. Please note that the thumbnail galleries could be far from complete. Good pictures of tropical species are rare, if available at all.

Note that in many cases pictures are insufficient to identify a species with certainty. It may be necessary to study genitalia or other characters which are not visible on just thumbnails or enlarged pictures. The thumbnail pages are therefore not suitable as identification keys for scientific purposes. In those cases please contact the specialist concerned with the insect group (see contributors). It may be necessary to have collected the actual specimens to be able to identify with 100% certainty. The Papua Insects Foundation cannot be held responsible for misidentification done by pictures alone.

Available thumbnail galleries:

Orthoptera (grasshoppers), Odonata (dragonflies, damselflies), Hemiptera (cicada's, bugs), Coleoptera (beetles), Lepidoptera (butterflies, moths)






updated on 10th December 2017