IDENTIFICATION OF PRINCIPAL
GROUPS OF INSECTS 1
The identification of insects is a difficult process that usually requires specialists. Therefore, directing specimens to the proper authorities facilitates identification. The following keys are designed to aid in the determination of insect families, and in some cases subfamilies and species as well. Although Family groupings have remained relatively constant Superfamily groupings have changed frequently, and thus the present presentations are as of 2013.
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Insect Orders, Families & Some Subfamilies:
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Specialized Keys for Entomophagous Insects
The older distributions into Superfamilies are retained and compared.