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3-D Insects
This site provides three dimensional reconstructions of ants, stag beetles, german cockroaches, mosquitos, grasshoppers, water strider, fleas, mantises, termites, yellowjackets, flies, bees and blackwidow spiders. These images, some of which are animated, provide a clean and safe forum for exploring entomology. The website also contains an online insect ecology lecture, and information on biosemiotics and Gypsy moths.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Video
  • Biology
  • Ecology
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in
VRML images require CosmoPlayer for Windows, Worldview for Macintoshs and shutter view and 3Space Assistant.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Alexei Sharov, Department of Entomology Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. This is an educational website, and we do not allow any commercial use of our materials. You are welcome to make links to our web pages, bitmap images, and movies if you acknowledge our web site explicitely and make a link to it. We do not allow you to make direct links to our VRML images. But you can make your own snapshots of our VRML models and display them on your non-commercial web pages together with a link to our web site. Insect images were purchased from Viewpoint Labs and then modified for our needs. If you need a 3D model, please, contact Viewpoint Labs
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-813
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Alexei A. Sharov
Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnical University