Six legs, head, thorax, and abdomen. Flies or crawls.
— Order Coleoptera
The forewings form a hard cover called the elytra
and meet in a straight line down the middle of the back.
— Order Dermaptera
Abdomen tipped with pincerlike cerci.
— Order Diptera
1 pair of wings. 2nd pair forms halteres.
— Order Ephemeroptera
2 pairs of wings.
Abdomen tipped with long thin appendages.
— Order Hemiptera
Beak-like mouth for piercing and sucking.
Forewings form a wing case.
Ants, Bees & Wasps
— Order Hymenoptera
Wings joined together or absent.
Butterflies & Moths
— Order Lepidoptera
coiled when not feeding.
Wings covered with scales.
— Order Mantodea
Mouthparts for chewing.
Alderflies, Dobsonflies, and Fishflies
— Order Megaloptera
Ant Lions, Lacewings, and Spongillaflies
— Order Neuroptera
Dragonflies & Damselflies
— Order Odonata
Grasshoppers, Katydids & Crickets
— Order Orthoptera
Mouthparts adapted for chewing.
Forewings are semi-fixed.
Hindwings are fan-like.
— Order Trichoptera
Antennae long and slender.
Mouth adapted for chewing.
2 pairs of wings, widest past middle, with fine hairs.
— Ctenolepisma lineata