INSECTS

of East Central Indiana

Scroll down (or click an order name below) to learn about some of our cool, local insects in Delaware County:

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COLEOPTERA

beetles

HEMIPTERA

cicadas, leafhoppers, aphids, and more

HYMENOPTERA

bees, ants, wasps,

and sawflies

LEPIDOPTERA

butterflies and moths

MANTODEA

mantises

ODONATA

dragonflies and damselflies

ORTHOPTERA

grasshoppers, katydids, and crickets

PHASMIDA

stick insects

other orders include: 

Diptera (flies, mosquitoes, and gnats); Dermaptera (earwigs); Blattodea (cockroaches and termites); Zygentoma (silverfish); Archaeognatha (bristletails); Neuroptera (lacewings and other "nerve-winged insects"); Trichoptera (caddisflies); and even more!

ENTOMOLOGY = THE BRANCH OF ZOOLOGY CONCERNED WITH INSECTS.

ORDER = A TAXONOMIC RANK USED IN CLASSIFYING ORGANISMS.
                                                                  (BELOW CLASS, ABOVE FAMILY )

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MEET THE

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