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Classification of Insects Based On Morphological Characters

A) Sub Class – Apterygota (Primarily Wingless):

1. Order – Protura                e.g. Proturans
2.  Order – Collembola           e.g. Springtails, Snow fleas
3. Order – Diplura                 e.g. Japyx, diplurans
4. Order – Thysanura  e.g. Silver fish
5. *Order – Microcoryphia     e.g. Bristle tails

B) Sub Class – Pterygota (Winged/Secondarily wingless):

I) Exopterygota:

1. Order – Ephemeroptera                 e.g. Mayflies
2. Order – Odonata                         e.g. Dragonfly, Damselfly
3. Order – Orthoptera                     e.g. Grass hopper, Crickets
4. Order – Dictyotera                      e.g. Cockroach, Mantis
5. Order – Dermaptera                     e.g. Earwig
6. Order – Isoptera                         e.g. Termite
7. Order – Embioptera                     e.g. Web Spinners
8. Order – Plecoptera                     e.g. Stoneflies
9. Order – Zoraptera                      e.g. Zorapternas
10. Order – Psocoptera                  e.g. Psocids, Booklice
11. Order – Mallophaga                  e.g. Chewing lice
12. Order – Anoplura (Siphunculata) e.g. Sucking lice
13. Order – Thysanoptera               e.g. Thrips
14. Order – Hemiptera                    e.g. Bugs
15. Order – Homoptera                   e.g. Aphid, Jassid, Whitefly, Scale, Cicadas, Psyllid

II) Endopterygota:

1. Order – Neuroptera e.g. Ant lion, fish fly, lace wing, snake fly
2. Order – Coleoptera e.g. Beetles, weevils
3. Order – Strepsiptera e.g. Twisted winged insects
4. Order – Mecotera    e.g. Scorpion flies
5. Order – Trichoptera e.g. Caddis flies
6. Order – Lepidoptera e.g. Moths & butterflies
7. Order – Diptera       e.g. Housefly, midge fly, mosquito
8. Order – Siphanoptera e.g. Fleas
9. Order – Hymenoptera e.g. Ant, honey bee, wasp, sawfly

 

Current Category » Introduction to Entomology