I have always had an interest in the outdoors, taking pictures and acquiring knowledge of what is there. After photographing several species of insects, I needed to identify them and then it just grew. I created this website to share the information that I have acquired and accumulated over the years in hope that the data that I have included will be of use to others. While the site is primarily for Iowa insects and birds, I have included some from trips I have made to other states. Go to the species page and the Iowa map will show where specimens have been collected in Iowa and in the specimens list you will find records from other states.

This site is being updated continuously as I collect data and when people furnish information to me. All photos are the copyrighted property of the photographer. Please contact the photographer prior to copying or using any of the photographs on this website.

- Jim Durbin