Science Quiz / Homoptera/Hemiptera/Neuroptera Families

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Can you name the Homoptera and Hemiptera Families?

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Water measurershead longer than thorax, resemble walking sticks
Toad bugsbug-eyed
Big-eyed bugssmall, terrestrial with big eyes
Giant water bugsHave wings, prominent ‘beak,’ BIG
Damsel bugsElongate body, prothoracic legs with thickened femora, membranous forewings with many marginal cells
Neuroptera (Suborder)
AntlionsAntennae fairly short & clubbed & often curved at the tip, wings transparent & mottled with brown and black.
Water boatmenflat dorsum, scoop-like front legs, natatorial hind legs
Water bugs (Suborder)
Water stridersHind femur longer than abdomen
Lacewing Bugsflat, tiny, wings look like lace
MantidfliesLook like lacewings but have raptorial front legs & triangular head
Plant bugsbase of forewings with cuneus (a triangular region found on the fore wings), wings bent downward at the ends, membranous part of forewing has 1-2 closed cells, no ocelli usually
HintAnswerExtra Info
Water Scorpionslong 'tail,' holds front legs forward
BackswimmersConvex dorsum, front legs not scooplike, natatorial hind legs
Ambush bugssimilarly-colored to flowers, raptorial forelegs, clavate antennae, tiny
Owlflieslike cross btwn butterfly&dragonfly, antennae long & clavate, eyes bulge
Leaf-footed bugsleaf-feet
Seed bugsAntennae w/ 4 segments, beak with 4 segments, forewings with 4-5 veins
Assassin bugs & Wheelbugskiller beak
Broad-shouldered waterstriderspronotum that is broader than abdomen, hind femur shorter
Creeping water bugsLike small stout giant water bugs
Lacewingscopper-colored eyes, long thread-like antennae, and lacy wings
Scentless Plant bugsUsually small & pale, membranous part of forewing has many veins

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