Images of ENTOMOLOGY: INSECTS and ARACHNIDS by Wernher Krutein

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Insects are in the phylum of Arthropods and comprise of over 1 million species. That is more than all other species of animal life combined. In fact insects make up close to 85% of all known animal species. Most insects have wings at some point in their lives, though not all. All insects have six legs and three unique body sections. The three sections are the Head, the Thorax, and the Abdomen. They have a tough outer section called an exoskeleton. Insects breath through tiny holes called spiracles along the sides of their bodies. All insects lay eggs, and most go through four stages of metamorphosis. Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, Earwigs and Aphids will go through only three stages of growth. They live in virtually all kinds of habitats including rainforests, deserts, hot thermal pools, frozen tundra lands, and remarkably, even in pools of gasoline.

The longest insects are the stick insects which can grow as long as 50 centimeters. A tiny midge has wing beats of 62,000 beats per minute making it the record holder of all animals. Our insect pages are seperated by the orders contained in the Animal Class Insecta.

Arachnids are not insects. Arachnids include the spiders, Scorpions, and mites which make up 73,000 known species. Arachnids have eight legs (not six legs like insects) and two body parts instead of three for insects. The largest spider is the Goliath bird-eating spider which can have a leg span of 28 centimeters. The smallest spider is the Western Samoa spider whose web is a mere 10 millimeters wide. House spiders can run as fast as 1.9 km per hour for short periods of time. Most arthropods are very non-caring parents. Spiders and scorpians are the most caring of this phylum. Female scorpians give birth to live young and carry their babies on their back until after their first molt.
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Ants . .Bees . .Beetles . .Butterflies . .Catapillars . .Cacoons . .Dragonflies . .Flies . .Grasshoppers . .Bugs . .Termites . .[Proturans] . .Leafhoppers . .Mayflies . .[Neuropteran] . .Parasitic . .Paleontology: Insects . .BumbleBees . .Earwigs


Scorpions . .Spiders . .Tarantulas . .Spider Webs . .Ticks and Mites
Sowbugs . .Myriapods . .Snails . .Worms
A list of images of species that exsist in our Archives by order of insect.

Ants -[Hymenoptera]: Argentine Ant, Army Ants, Bullet Ant, Crater-nest Ant (Conomyrma spp.), Fire Ant (Solenopsis geminata), Harvester Ants, Honeypot Ants, Leaf-cutter Ants, Red Ant (Formica spp.), Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla spp.), Anteaters

Bees, Hornets, Sawflies, Wasps -[Hymenoptera]: Bees, Hornets, Sawflies, Wasps, Bumblebees, Apidairy, Wing and Leg of Bee, Paper Wasp (Polistes exclamans) Vespidae, Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa mican) Apidae, Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Apidae, Bumble Bee (Bombus fervidus), Sweat Bee

Cacoons, Larvae, Silkworms, Chrysalis, Moths, Inch Worms (Geomrtridae), Catapillars, Butterfly Eggs, Archaeopreponia meander (Consul electra), Zaretis callidryas (Zaretis ellops), Fountainea glycerium, Memphis arginussa, Siderone marthesia, Doxocopa cyane, Doxocopa laure, Doxocopa feldori, Marpesia marcella, Marpesia coresia, Pycina zamba, Marpesia petreus (Nymphalidae), Marpesia berania (Nymphalidae), Marpesia alcibiades (Nymphalidae), (Smyrna blomfildia), Epiphile orea (Nymphalidae), Epiphile adrastra (Nymphalidae), Comet moth (Argema mittrei), Dogface (Colias eurydice), Glassywing Butterfly (Lycorea cleobaea) Apidae, Metalmark Butterfly (Ancyluris formosissima), Sphynx Moth, Brush-footed Butterfly (Marposia marcella), Morpho Butterfly, Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas), Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio antimachus), Orange-tip Butterfly (Hemobia leucippe) Lycaenidae, White-lined Sphynx (Hyles lineata), Buckeye (Junonia coenia), Alphalpha Sulpher (Colias eurytheme), Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides), Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae incarnata), Tobacco Hornworm (Mandruca sexta), California Clearwing Sphynx (Haemorrhogia sent), Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Dragonflies -[Odonata]: Damselflies

Beetles - [Coleoptera]: Ladybugs (aka. Ladybirds), Long-horned Wood Boring Beetle (Psalidognathus friendi), Weevils, Goldbug (Plusiotis resplendes), Whirligig Beetle (Gyrinus sp.), Antha Beetle (Anthia thoracica), African Ground Beetle (Thermophilum homoplatum), Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae), Tiger Beetle (Cinindela chinensis), Southwestern Hercules Beetle (Dynastes sp.), Scarab Beetle, Harlequin Beetle (Acrocinus longimanus), Dung Beetles (Canthon sp. and Phanaeus sp.), Dung Rolling Beetle (Scarabaeidae), Yellow Spotted Water Beetle (Thermonectus marmoratus), Water Scavenger Beetle (Tropisternus), Grey Death Feighner (Cryptoglossa verrucosa), Cactus Longhorn Beetle (Moneilema gigas), Arizona Blister Beetle (Lytta magister),

Flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats, Midge, Crane Fly -[Diptera]: Long Legged Fly (Condylostylus chrysoprasi) Dolichopodidae, House Fly (Musca Domestica) Muscidae, Green Bottle Fly (Phaenicia sericata), Gnats, Wing of Gnat, Midges, Brine Flies, Mosquito Biting Hand, Mosquitos (Culicidae)

Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Cockroaches-Orthoptera: Katydids, Stick Insects, Cockroaches, American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana), Sri Lanka Mantis (Hierodula membranacea), Praying Mantis, Macleay's Spectre Walking Stick (Extatosoma sp.), Madagascar Hissing Cockroach (Gromphidorhina portentosa), Southeastern Lubber Grasshoppers (Romalea guttata), Thorny Phasmids (Heteropteryx dilatata), Angular-winged Katydid (Microcentrum rhombifolium), Giant Walking Stick (Tirachoidea sp.), Trinadad Wood Cockroach (Blaberus Sp.), Katydid (Onomarchus cretaceus), Horse Lubber Grasshoppers (Taeniopoda eques) Orthoptera, White-eyed Assasin Bug (Platymeris rhadamantus), Peanut-headed Lanternfly (Lanternaria phosphorea) Fulgoridae, Vietnamese Walkingstick, Katydid Eggs, Death's Head Cockroach (Blaberus giganteus) Linneaus, etc.

Bugs [Hemiptera]: Eye, Antanne, Tracheal Tubes of Insect, Stink Bugs (Pentatomidae), Milkweed Bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus), Giant Waterbug (Abedus sp.), Backswimmers (Notonecta spp.), Water Striders (Gerridae)

Termites [Isoptera]: Termite Mounds, Dampwood Termites (Zootermopsis angusticollis)

Proturans: Springtail (Collembola)

Leafhoppers -[Hymenoptera]: Spittle Bug Philaenus spumaris (Cercopidae), Willow Aphid Aphis salicariae (Aphidae), Cicadas (Cicadidae)

Mayflies [Ephemeroptera]: Mayfly Larvae (Ephemerida)

[Neuropteran]-Alderflies, Lacewings, Snakeflies, Antlions, Dobsonflies- [Megaloptera], Stoneflies-[Plecoptera], [Mecoptera]-Scorpionflies, Caddisflies- [Trichoptera], Alderflies, Snakeflies-[Raphidiodea]:

Parasitic Insects; Lice-[Phthiraptera, Siphunculata], Thrips-[Thysanoptera], Fleas-[Siphonaptera]: Cat Fleas (Ctenocephalides felis), Plant Lice


Scorpions -[Scorpionida] and [Uropygi]: Emperor Scorpion (Pandinus imperator), Giant African Scorpion (Pandinus sp.), Scorpion (Hadrusus arizonensis) Scorpionida, (Whiptail)Whip Scorpion (Mastigoproctus gigantus) Uropygida, Giant Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus spadix), Striped-back Scorpion (Centruroides vittatus), Death Stalker Scorpion (Leiurus quinquestriatus)

Spiders: Included in the Vault are images of: Spider Webs, Wolf Spider (Scizoccosa sp.), Long-bodied Cellar Spider (pholcus phalafiodes), Goliath Tarantula (Theraphosa blondi), Black Widows, Arachnids, Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa)

Tarantualas: Arboreal Tarantula (Avicularia avicularia), Arizona Tarantula (Aphonoposidae machalcodes) Theraposidae, California Tarantula (aphonopelma), Chilean Rose-hair Tarantula (Theraphosa blondi), Goliath Tarantula (Theraphosa blondi), Indian Ornamental Tarantuala (Poecilotheria

Ticks, Mites [Acarina]: Red Velvet Mite (Dinothrobium)


Myriapods; Millipedes, Centipedes, Pauropoda, Symphyla: Vietnamese Giant Centipede (Scolopendra subspinipes), Giant African Millipede (Archispirostreptus gigas), Scolopendrid Centipede, Spirobolida, Chilopoda

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