About IPM Images

Bugwood Images 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 grown and received a great deal of recognition since then.

Bugwood Images 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, WeedImages, and Invasive.org.

The focus of Bugwood Images 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 added to our database by photographers other than ourselves. Most images are in the public domain. The goal is for the photographs 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 IPM Images as well.

Currently Bugwood Images has 239,740 images, on 22,755 subjects with 2,363 contributing photographers. Bugwood Images also has a wide audience including growers, managers, researchers, diagnosticians, consultants, regulatory officials, educators, journalists and the general public from around the world.

Please Consider Joining

We ask that you register and join IPM Images. Membership is free of charge and users gain access to additional features by joining.

Since IPM Images is a grant-funded project, generated documentation of sufficient usage by a variety of user groups will help enable us to receive funding. This allows us to continue evolving IPM Images as an educational and service outreach at no cost.

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