Insect Families

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Can you name the Insect Families?

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Common NameFamily NameCharacters
?Narrow wings, two antenodal veins
?Broad wings, often colored, many crosses
?anal loop
?no loop
?discontinuous eye
?basal tarsal seg shorter than third
?no wings
?wings, 4 seg tarsi, 2nd dilated
?long, thin stick like
?Large, cigar like, striped
?Saltatorial legs, short ovipositor
?large pronotum, length of abdomen
?large, short wings, hing wing red w/ black
?wings roof like over back, hind femora beyond abdomen
?Wings flat over back, hind tibia with spines
?broad front legs, long ovipositor
?Elongated pronotum, longer than wide
?Large, dark colored
?small, light colored
?mandibles w/o marginal teeth
?two spine like projections on tergum
?elongate oval, hard and smooth
?body covers w/ mealy or waxy secretions
Common NameFamily NameCharacters
?Opaque wings covered in a waxy powder
?large, clear wings
?enlarged pronotum, extending up and back over abdomen
?hind tibiae w/ one or two spines laterally, w/ small crown of spines at apex
?one or more rows of small spines along hind tibiae
?front tarsi one segmented, dark dorsal
?front tarsi two segmented, light dorsal
?1-3 inches in length, raptorial front legs
?projected eyes
?stilt like legs, 2 segmented
?dorsal-vent flattened, absent wings
?elongate head, transverse suture between eyes dorsally
?less than 5mm, dorsal surface elaboratly sculpted
?vary in shape and size, two cells in membrane
?Hemelytron with 4-5 veins
?hind tibiae expanded and leaf like
?head nearly as wide as pronotum
?shield shape, 5 seg antennae, triangular scutellum
?small head deep in prothorax
?scutellum large and extends to apex of abdomen
?green, coastal cross veins not branched
?brown, cross veins branched
?front legs raptorial, arise from anterior of prothorax
?like damselflies but longer, clubbed antennae

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Created Oct 7, 2010ReportNominate
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