About this site


I wrote the first species pages for this website in 2007 and 2008, and the site went live in February 2009. It began as a site covering the West Virginia insects I've taken over the last quarter century. As time went on I added images from elsewhere in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

The species pages contain information gleaned from articles and books, also from emails and on-line postings in which folks have generously provided information about my photographs. For more information about the sources, see the Works Consulted pages for each group, the Acknowledgement pages for each group, and the overall Acknowledgments page.

Stephen Cresswell with Hickory Horned DevilMy day job is college history professor. I don't have any entomological training, but in preparing these pages I have read widely and have asked people to set me right when I go astray. The subject specialists both professional and amateur have been truly generous with their time, helping me to learn what I need to know about their groups.

I most earnestly request corrections, for everything from typos and broken links to misidentifications of photographs. Please email me to report problems or mistakes.

Text and photographs are © by Stephen Cresswell.

Thanks once again to all who have helped. I hope you’ll enjoy the site.

—Stephen Cresswell, Buckhannon, West Virginia