Insect orders Libby May

Lepidoptera- butterfly

" In each stage they look very different, and two of the stages are largely immobile, resting stages."

"There are around 165,000 species known worldwide."

Hemiptera- true bug

"The Hemiptera or true bugs are an order of insects comprising some 50,000 to 80,000 species."

"Mouthparts usually fold under the body like a clasp knife."

Odonata- dragon fly

"Both dragonflies and damselflies belong to the Odonata, which is a subgroup of insects."

"While both dragonflies and damselflies belong to the Odonata and share many common features, then are a number of noticeable differences as well."


"Beetles are a group of insects that form the order Coleoptera, in the superorder Endopterygota."

"Their front pair of wings is hardened into wing-cases, elytra, distinguishing them from most other insects."


"Hymenoptera is the third-largest order of insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants."

"Hymenopterans, the "membrane-winged" insects, include bees, ants, and a large number of other insect taxa collectively referred to as wasps."


"The Orthoptera order of insects includes the grasshoppers, crickets, cave crickets, Jerusalem crickets, katydids, weta, lubber, Acrida, and locusts."

"More than 27,000 species are distributed worldwide."


"Sucking mouthparts, sometimes adapted for piercing e.g. mosquitoes."

"Flies have a complete life cycle and will mate while flying."


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