Insect Classifications

Information

Scientific Name

Common Name(s)

Class: Insecta

Insects

Sub-class: Apterygota

Wingless

Order: Archaeognatha

Order: Thysanura

Bristletails

Sub-class: Pterygota

Winged insects

Order: Odonata

Dragonflies, damselflies

Order: Ephemeroptera

Mayflies

Order: Blattodea

Cockroaches

Order: Isoptera

Termites

Order: Mantodea

Praying mantids

Order: Zoraptera

Order: Dermaptera

Earwigs

Order: Grylloblattodea

Order: Plecoptera

Stoneflies

Order: Orthoptera

Crickets, grasshoppers,locusts

Order: Phasmatodea

Stick insects,walking leaves

Order: Embioptera

Webspinners

Order: Psocoptera

Booklice

Order: Phthiraptera

Lice

Order: Hemiptera

True bugs

Order: Thysanoptera

Thrips, thunderflies

Order: Megaloptera

Alderflies

Order: Neuroptera

Lacewings, ant lions

Order: Coleoptera

Beetles

Order: Strepsiptera

Stylops, twisted-winged insects

Order: Mecoptera

Scorpionflies

Order: Siphonaptera

Fleas

Order: Diptera

True, two-winged flies

Order: Trichoptera

Caddisflies

Order: Lepidoptera

Butterflies, moths

Order: Hymenoptera

Sawflies, wasps, ants, bees


 


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