Every grasshopper, cricket or katydid you find counts — from the common to the rare. Even if you lack experience with these insects, you can contribute to the atlas. Report your sightings (both photographs or sound recordings) to the Vermont Atlas of Life on iNaturalist. If you have a collection or historical records and would like to contribute those to the atlas, please contact us. We'd love to help you publish your data!


Often a photograph is all you need to submit a valuable record. Here are some tips on how to provide us with the best evidence.

We asked expert Brandon Woo, who identifies a lot of Vermont records on iNaturalist, if he would give some advice on how to share photographs that would best help ID species. He made this amazing guide to help all of us. Check it out on Bugguide.net

Sound Recordings

Identifying Orthoptera

Some species can be tricky. But with a bit of practice and patience, you can learn to identify many of Vermont’s species. Here are a few great guides to help you: