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Order collembola
Tiny, winless insects which jump by means of a forked tail-like appendage that folds under the body. Mouthparts are for chewing. Bodies are elongate or globular, usually white, but some are yellowish brown, or gray.
Order Thysanura
Usually found in moist locations around houses or out-of-doors under stones, bark, and boards, They are wingless insects with flattened elongate bodies, long antennae and usually with three, long tail like appendages. Mouth parts are for chewing.
Silverfish, firebrats, bristletails
Order Ephemeroptera
Delicate insects with two pairs of triangular shaped wings with many veins - the front pair are large and the hind pair are small. They have long front legs, that are often directed forward. The antennae are very short and there are usually three with long tail-like appendages.
Order Odonata
Large insects with two pairs of membranous, many-veined wings; the hind pair are as large or larger than the front pair. Mouthparts are for chewing. They have large conspicuous eyes.
Dragonflies and damselflies
Order Phasmida
Insects with elongate bodies and mostly have wingless adults. Some tropical forms are winged. They have extremely elongate and stick-like bodies with long legs and long antennae. They have chewing mouthparts and feed on foliage.
Order Orthoptera
They generally have two pairs of wings with many veins and range in size from 1/4 to 2 inches long. The front pair is usually slender and the hind pair broad and fan-like. Antennae may be long and thread-like. Hind legs are generally long and robust, fitted for jumping.
Grasshoppers, katydids, crickets
Order Mantodea
Rather large, elongate, and slow-moving insects. Their front legs are greatly modified for grasping prey. Mantids hve chewing mouthparts and unusually elongated prothorax. The wings are held over the back and overlap. They usually wait motionless for their prey to venture within striking distance. And, they are usually found in foliage.
Order Blattaria
Insects that are well-adapted for running and move rapidly. They have flattened bodies and their head is concealed from above by their pronotum. They have two pairs of wings, but in some species the wings are greatly reduced. They are general feeders.
Order Isoptera
Small, soft-bodied, yellowish, whitish, tan or black insects that live in colonies in wood. Colonies consist of three castes: workers, soldiers, and swarmers. Workers and soldiers are wingless and never leave the colony. Swarmers, or the reproductive forms, have dark bodies and four long, veined wings. The front and hind wings are nearly identical in size and venation. They have beadlike antennae and thick waists which distinguish them from ants. They have chewing mouthparts.
Order Dermaptera
Medium-sized insects with four wings. The front pairs of wings are short, leathery and meet down the center of the back, which leaves most of hte abdomen exposed. The hind wings are folded under these. A pair of non-poisonous pinchers are found at the end of the abdomen. The pinchers are not segmented but consist of a single piece. The pinchers are often asymmetric, i.e. the right and left sides are shaped differently. They have chewing mouthparts.
Order Plecoptera
Insects with two pairs of wings which are held together flat and extend beyond the abdomen. The hind wings are much larger than the front and are folded fan-like under the front wing. They have long antennae and two long appendages at the end of the abdomen. They have chewing mouthparts.
Order Psocoptera
Tiny insects that have either four wings or none at all. Wings are held tent-like over the back of the body. They generally have long antennae and soft bodies. They have chewing mouthparts. They are often found around old books, papers, and in damp, dark rooms.
Order Phthiraptera
These insects are wingless parasites that live on most birds and mammals. They feed on bits of hair, feathers, or skin of the host. There are two suborders (one that has chewing mouthparts, the other has sucking mouthparts) which both have small, flat, wingless bodies. They are both parasitic. Legs and antennae are short in both suborders.
Chewing lice (Mallophaga), sucking lice (Anoplura)
Order Hemiptera
They usually have four wings folded flat over the body. There is often a visible triangle at the center of the back that the wing bases do not cover. The front pari are thickened and leathery at the base with membranous tips or ends. Mouthparts are formed for piercing and sucking and the beak arises from the front part of the head. They are found on plants, animals or in water.
True bugs
Order Coleoptera
They usually have two pairs of wings. The front pair of wings are thick and form a hard shell over the abdomen. The wings meet in a straight line down the middle of the back. The hind wings are membranous and are folded under the front wings when at rest. Mouthparts are formed for chewing in adults, but immatures can be modified for piercing of pollen feeding.