Our website is made of major insect orders. Insect orders
are groups that insects belong to. We made this website
of insect orders to inform people of what type of insects belong in
what orders. We put information on 27 of the major insect orders.Welcome
to the Entomology homepage! Insects fill many important niches in our
ecosystem and so have many interactions with humans and other life, making
entomology an important specialty within biology.
Entomology is often widened to include the other arthropod groups such
as the arachnids, myriapods, earthworms, and slugs.
Insects (Class Insecta) is the largest group of arthropods and the most
diverse group of animals on Earth. So far 925,000 different species
have been categorized but expect that species number to be from 2 to
30 million species. Often insects such as social insects like ants or
bees are studied exclusively
can be further broken into seperate studies.
Diplura: Diplurans/2 tails
Microcoryphia: jumping bristle tail
Thysanura: silverfish, bristletail
Odonata: dragonfly or damselflies
Orhtoptera: grasshoppers, crickets, katydids
Phasmatodea: walking sticks, phantom insects
Dermaptera: ear wig, skin wig
Embiidina: web spinners
Mantodea: mantids, preying mantids
Hemiptera: true bugs, cicada, hoppers, Aphids, scale insects, half wig.
Psocoptera: bark lice
Hymenoptera: bees, ants, wasps
Trichoptera: caddis flies
Lepidoptera: butterflies, moths
Mecoptera: scorpion flies, hanging flies
Diptera: true flies