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Can you name the Insect Taxonomy?

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

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