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Information on the basics of Entomology

 

Introduction Contents

 

An Introduction To Entomology 1

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Subphylum: Hexapoda: Class: Insecta: Orders

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Orders of Insects & Entognatha

 

Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Hexapoda

 

Class: Entognatha

 

Collembola -- springtails

Diplura -- diplurans

Protura -- proturans or telsontails

 

Class: Insecta  Insects

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Apteragota,

Ametabola -- (Exotrophic)

Thysanura -- Bristletails

 

Pteragota

Hemimetabola

 

Ephemeroptera -- Mayflies

Odonata -- Dragonflies, Damselflies

 

Paurometabola

 

Orthoptera -- Locusts, Grasshoppers, Crickets,

Cockroaches, Walking sticks, Mantids

Dermaptera -- Earwigs

Isoptera -- Termites, White ants

Embioptera -- Webspinners

Plecoptera -- Stone flies

Zoraptera -- Zorapterans

Psocoptera (Corrodentia) -- Psocids

 

Mallophaga -- Chewing lice

Phthiraptera (= Anoplura) -- Sucking lice

Thysanoptera -- Thrips

Hemiptera -- Plant bugs, Stink bugs,

Chinch bugs, Ambush bugs,

Water striders, Toad bugs

Homoptera -- Cicadas, Psyllids, Aphids, Scale

insects

 

Holometabola

 

Neuroptera -- Alderflies, Snakeflies, Lacewings,

Antlions

Coleoptera -- Beetles

Strepsiptera -- Twisted-winged parasites

Mecoptera -- Scorpion flies

Trichoptera -- Caddis flies

Lepidoptera -- Butterflies, Moths

Diptera -- Flies

Siphonaptera -- Fleas

Hymenoptera -- Bees, Wasps, Ants

 

[Superfamilies & Families]

 

SCIENTIFIC NAMES

GLOSSARY (Scientific Terms)

POOLED REFERENCES

Citations Sample Examinations

 

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Details of Insect Taxonomic Groups

 

Examples of beneficial species occur in almost every insect order, and considerable information on morphology and habits has been assembled. Therefore, the principal groups of insect parasitoids and predators provide details that refer to the entire class Insecta. These details are available at <taxnames.htm>.

 

 

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