Insect Taxonomy

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EarwigsThick front wings usually short. Pincher cerci
Dragonflies2 pairs of membraneous wings with many crossveins
BeetlesFront wings very heavily thickened and meet in straight line down back.
Fleassmall, on slides, heavily scleritized, laterally flat
Stink bugsFront wing half thickened, membranous at tip.
Flies2 wings, 2nd pair replaced by halteres
Butterfliesscales on wings
CicadaFront wings held tent-like over body.
Spring tailSmall, on slides, look for double jumping appendages
Grasshoppers and Cricketsfront wings long and narrow or short and flat on back. Long, threadlike antenna.
Bees and WaspsLook for narrow waist
TermitesPale, soft bodied. Superficially similar to ants, but no narrow waist.

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Created Nov 15, 2011ReportNominate
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