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Image Use Policy

The images contained in the Insect Drawings Gallery, and all photographic images on the web site of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois are the sole property of the University of Illinois Department of Entomology and are protected by copyright law. In general, we welcome the use of our images for non-profit reasons: websites, school reports, dissertation work, etc. Please read the information below for more information. If your question is not addressed, an email contact is listed at the bottom. Below are some commonly asked questions regarding image usage.

Image Use on Other Websites

Please do not use our images on your website directly. Instead, link your page to either the directory of insect images or the individual page on which our image is held. If you wish, a small "thumbnail" image can be used on your page to link to our image page.

Commercial Use of Our Images

As a general rule, the University of Illinois Department of Entomology does not allow commercial use of our insect images. However, if you would still like to contact us regarding a specific commercial use, please indicate exactly which images you are interested in and exactly what their use would be. You can submit a request of this nature by email (cdana2@illinois.edu).

Citing Image Sources

If you feel you can legally use our images, such as for a non-profit reason like a school report, we ask that you clearly cite the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois as the image source.

For Further Information

If you are unsure whether you can legally use our images, or if you have any other questions related to image use, please contact us by email (cdana2@illinois.edu). Thank you for your cooperation.