Order Odonata: The Dragonflies

A dragonfly is a special type of predatory animal that helps control the population, with its huge jaws and quick wing reflexes. It is characterized by its huge multi-retinal eyes, two strong wings, and its elongated body. These flies have six legs, and for the most part have trouble walking. Dragon flies are one of … Read more

Order Isoptera: The Termites

Termites are most known for their ability to eat wood, be a pain for house-owners, and to show up out of nowhere. There silent way of entry to houses seems to destroy wood, infrastructure and furniture with ease. Definition Termites are a group of eusocial insects that were classified at the taxonomic rank of order … Read more

Order Homoptera: The Leafhoppers

Homoptera, known as Hoppers, is a very large and diverse order. They are found all over the world; there are few habitats without a Homopterans adapted to living there. There are 80,000 described species in 37 families. The order is divided into three suborders: Geocorizae (terrestrial bugs), Amphibicorizae (semiaquatic or shore-inhabiting bugs), and Hydrocorizae (aquatic … Read more

Order Hemiptera: The True Bugs

True Bugs belong in the insect Order Heteroptera. There are approximately 40,000 species of true bugs in the world, and over 3,800 in the United States. Defining the Order The True Bugs are insects that have two pairs of wings, the front or outer pair of each divided into a leathery basal part and a … Read more

Order Ephemeroptera: The Mayflies

We have previously tackled all the things about terrestrial insects. How their eggs, nymphs and adult forms can thrive in narrow holes and even those insects that can live inside our very homes. However, like any other complex traits of each creature under Kingdom Animalia, not all of them solely live in dry lands throughout … Read more

Order Embioptera: The Webspinners

Of all the insects that we have discussed, it should already be clear that they are indeed small wonders of the world. Most of them are capable of flying, detecting predators and prey even with the absence of their eyes, and could thrive in places with extreme weather. But we are not done with them … Read more

Order Diptera: The Mosquito, Gnats, Flies

What are Flies? Flies are known as the biggest pest/annoyance with the littlest impact upon a house. Understanding of the life cycle and diseases they carry can translate to a more in depth knowledge of these small creatures. The development of flies involves a four-phase life cycle. Life Cycle Beginning as eggs, flies undergo larval … Read more