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housefly Insects

in' sekt, any of a class of arthropods having the body divided into three parts and having three pairs of legs

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Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Order Dermaptera (Earwigs)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs)
Order Hymenoptera (Bees, Flies, Etc.)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Order Mantodea (Mantises)
Order Trichoptera (Caddis Flies)

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Alfalfa Butterfly (Colias eurythemes)
Alfalfa Butterfly (Colias eurythemes)
This butterfly has a wingspan of 1-2 inches. It is distinguished from other sulphurs by its orange-yellow wings edged in black. One of the most common butterflies in North America, the alfalfa is found from southern Canada into central Mexico, except for the Florida peninsula.
European Earwig (Forficula auricularia)
European Earwig (Forficula auricularia)
It is not known how earwigs got their common name, but they do not get into the ears of humans or any other animals except in rare cases when one may wander into an ear by accident because it is on the path the animal is following.
Honeybee (Apis spp.)
Honeybee (Apis spp)
Honeybees are the only type of bee to have a stinger. Unlike other stinging insects, a honeybee can only use its stinger once; barbs keep the stinger firmly embedded in the victim, so when the bee withdraws it must literally leave its insides behind with the stinger and the bee will die soon after, having given its life to defend its hive.
About Mantises
About Mantises
The word "mantis" means "a diviner." Mantises can be distinguished from all other insects by the triangular-shaped head that can be rotated a full 180 degrees, and by armlike forelegs with sharp hooks.
Boll Weevil (Anthonomous grandis)
Boll Weevil (Anthonomous grandis)
Originally native to Mexico, the boll weevil spread into Texas in the late-1800's, and through the rest of the "cotton belt" by the 1910's. A single generation of boll weevils can totally decimate a cotton field, and the numerous generations possible in any given growing season can easily destroy a cotton-based economy.
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General Information | Order Coleoptera (Beetles) | Order Dermaptera (Earwigs) | Order Hemiptera (True Bugs) | Order Hymenoptera (Bees, Flies, Etc.) | Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths) | Order Mantodea (Mantises) | Order Trichoptera (Caddis Flies) | Sources and Links

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