AnimalsArthropodsInsects — Class Insecta
Six legs, head, thorax, and abdomen. Flies or crawls.
Quick links: butterflies, dragonflies, lady beetles, true bugs, grasshoppers

American Cockroach
Cockroaches & Termites — Order Blattodea
Beetles
Beetles — Order Coleoptera
The forewings form a hard cover called the elytra, and meet in a straight line down the middle of the back.
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Snow Flies — Order Collembola
Earwigs
Earwigs — Order Dermaptera [1]
Abdomen tipped with pincerlike cerci.
Flies
Flies — Order Diptera
1 pair of wings. 2nd pair forms halteres.
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Mayflies — Order Ephemeroptera
2 pairs of wings. Abdomen tipped with long thin appendages.
Small Milkweed Bug
Bugs — Order Hemiptera
Beak-like mouth for piercing and sucking. Forewings form a wing case.
Ants, Bees & Wasps
Ants, Bees & Wasps — Order Hymenoptera
Wings joined together or absent.
Butterflies & Moths — Order Lepidoptera
Probiscus coiled when not feeding. Wings covered with scales.
Carolina Mantis
Mantids — Order Mantodea
Mouthparts for chewing.
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Alderflies, Dobsonflies, and Fishflies — Order Megaloptera
Green Lacewings
Ant Lions, Lacewings, and Spongillaflies — Order Neuroptera
Dragonflies & Damselflies
Dragonflies & Damselflies — Order Odonata
Grasshoppers, Katydids & Crickets
Grasshoppers, Katydids & Crickets — Order Orthoptera
Mouthparts adapted for chewing. Forewings are semi-fixed. Hindwings are fan-like.
Northern Two-striped Walkingstick
Walkingsticks — Order Phasmida
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Stoneflies — Order Plecoptera
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Thrips — Order Thysanoptera
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Caddisflies — Order Trichoptera
Antennae long and slender. Mouth adapted for chewing. 2 pairs of wings, widest past middle, with fine hairs.
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Genus Zorotypus [2]
Order Zoraptera.
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Four-lined Silverfish —  Ctenolepisma lineata [2]
Order Zygentoma. Family Lepismatidae.




Evidence that species is found in Texas:
  1. Rick's iNaturalist observations, nature observations of Richard K. Murphy. Identifications are not necessarily confirmed by other users.
  2. BugGuide, a large online photo collection of insects and spiders from North America. Use the advanced search to find subjects from Texas.
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