27a (26b). Front wings entirely leathery and without veins and usually meet in a straight line

down middle of back; antennae generally with 11 or fewer segments and have diverse

shapes (Figs.A-I); hind wings narrow, usually longer than front wings when unfolded, and

with few veins (Figs.J-O) [beetles].........................................................................Coleoptera..... 152

 

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27b. Front wings with veins and either held like a roof over abdomen or overlapping over

abdomen when at rest; antennae generally with >12 segments; hind wings broad, usually

shorter than front wings, and with many veins (Fig.A), usually folded like a fan at rest

[crickets, grasshoppers, cockroaches and preying mantids].........................................Orthoptera

 

 

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