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About Invasive.Org

BugwoodImages is a grant-funded project that was started in 1994 by the University of Georgia’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. The website was launched in 2001 and has only grown and received much recognition since.

BugwoodImages provides an easily accessible archive of high quality images for use in educational applications. It is made up of four major website interfaces. These are ForestryImages, IPMImages, InsectImages, and

The focus of BugwoodImages is on species of economic concern. Images cover invasive species, forestry, agriculture, integrated pest management, plants, insects, diseases, fungi, wildlife, fire and other natural resource issues. Images are reviewed for content and quality.

In most cases, the images found in this system were taken by and loaned to us by photographers other than ourselves. Most are in the realm of public sector images. The photographs are in this system to be used!

We have strived to provide accurate and correct identifications, taxonomy and descriptions. However, we recognize that invariably errors will occur and urge you, the user, to be the final quality control option. If you locate errors, correct them on your materials and please notify us of them so that we can correct them in Invasive.Org as well.

Currently BugwoodImages has 244,475 images, on 23,138 subjects with 2,414 contributing photographers. BugwoodImages also has a wide audience including growers, managers, researchers, diagnosticians, consultants, regulatory officials, educators, journalist and the general public from all around the world.

For more information on the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health visit our website.

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We ask that you register and join Invasive.Org. There is no charge and you will gain access to additional features by joining. Since Invasive.Org is a grant-funded project, we must generate documentation to justify continued funding. If we can document sufficient usage by a variety of user groups, we believe that the funding agency will enable us to evolve Invasive.Org as an educational and service outreach at no cost to you.