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Guide to the Common Insect Orders by guy23

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									Guide to the Common Insect
Orders

   The Nine Most Well Known Orders
The Nine Orders Are:
                •   Orthoptera
                •   Dictyoptera
                •   Odanata
                •   Hemiptera
                •   Siphonoptera
                •   Diptera
                •   Lepidoptera
                •   Hymenoptera
                •   Coleoptera
Odanata

          • Example – the
            dragonfly
          • Habitat – usually near
            the water
          • Food source -
            carnivorous
Orthoptera

             • Example – crickets
               and grasshoppers
             • Habitat – live in most
               areas, but most
               common in grasslands
               and forests
             • Food – Most are
               omnivorous
Dictyoptera

              • Examples – roaches
                and mantids
              • Habitat – Cockoaches
                – anywhere and
                everywhere; Mantids –
                woods and fields
              • Food – Roaches –
                anything; Mantids -
                carnivorous
Hemiptera

            • Examples – the true
              bugs
            • Habitat – anywhere
            • Food – most suck on
              plant juices but some
              are predators and are
              used for insect control
Siphonaptera

               • Examples – fleas
               • Habitat – other
                 animals
               • Food – all adults are
                 blood-sucking
                 parasites
Diptera

          • Examples – the true
            flies
          • Habitat – everywhere
            – flying insects
          • Food – anything, but
            all piece or suck food,
            they cannot bite
Lepidoptera

              • Examples – Butterflies
                and Moths
              • Habitat – anywhere
              • Food – Most adults
                have sucking
                mouthparts, but some
                adults have no mouth
                parts and do not feed
Hymenoptera

              • Examples – Ants,
                Bees, and Wasps
              • Live – everywhere
              • Food – many are
                parasitic
Coleoptera

             • Examples – beetles –
               ladybugs, stag beetles,
               weevils, mealworms
             • Habitat – anywhere
             • Food - varies

								
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