Science Quiz / Homoptera/Hemiptera/Neuroptera Families

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Can you name the Homoptera and Hemiptera Families?

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Lacewingscopper-colored eyes, long thread-like antennae, and lacy wings
Owlflieslike cross btwn butterfly&dragonfly, antennae long & clavate, eyes bulge
Neuroptera (Suborder)
AntlionsAntennae fairly short & clubbed & often curved at the tip, wings transparent & mottled with brown and black.
Broad-shouldered waterstriderspronotum that is broader than abdomen, hind femur shorter
Water measurershead longer than thorax, resemble walking sticks
Toad bugsbug-eyed
Assassin bugs & Wheelbugskiller beak
Leaf-footed bugsleaf-feet
Water stridersHind femur longer than abdomen
Damsel bugsElongate body, prothoracic legs with thickened femora, membranous forewings with many marginal cells
MantidfliesLook like lacewings but have raptorial front legs & triangular head
Lacewing Bugsflat, tiny, wings look like lace
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Scentless Plant bugsUsually small & pale, membranous part of forewing has many veins
BackswimmersConvex dorsum, front legs not scooplike, natatorial hind legs
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
Big-eyed bugssmall, terrestrial with big eyes
Water bugs (Suborder)
Ambush bugssimilarly-colored to flowers, raptorial forelegs, clavate antennae, tiny
Creeping water bugsLike small stout giant water bugs
StinkbugsShield-shaped
Seed bugsAntennae w/ 4 segments, beak with 4 segments, forewings with 4-5 veins
Giant water bugsHave wings, prominent ‘beak,’ BIG
Water boatmenflat dorsum, scoop-like front legs, natatorial hind legs
Water Scorpionslong 'tail,' holds front legs forward

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