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Insect Orders List Only (Grade 3-6)

Insect Orders List Only (Grade 3-6)

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KingdomAnimals
   PhylumArthropoda
      ClassInsecta
         Orders - Looking at 9 Orders of Insects

1) Beetle Order –  Coleoptera

  • Family – Beetles

2) Mantid & Cockroach Order –  Dictyoptera

  • Family – Cockroaches
  • Family – Mantids

3) True Fly Order –  Diptera

  • Family – True Flies

4) Mayfly Order –  Ephemeroptera

  • Family – Mayflies 

5) Butterfly & Moth Order –  Lepidoptera

  • Family – Butterflies
  • Family – Moths

6) Ant, Bee, & Wasp Order –  Hymenoptera

  • Family – Ants
  • Family – Bees
  • Family – Wasps

7) Dragonfly Order –  Odonata

  • Family – Dragonflies
  • Family – Damselflies

8) Grasshopper & Relatives Order –  Orthoptera

  • Family – Grasshoppers
  • Family – Katydids

9) Stick & Leaf Insect Order –  Phasmida

  • Family – Stick-Insects

 

Other Insect Orders –
Collembola - Springtails
Dermaptera - Earwigs
Diplura Two - Pronged Bristle-tails
Embiopter - Web Spinners
Grylloblatodea
Hemiptera - True Bugs
Isoptera - Termites 
Mallophaga - Biting Lice
Mecoptera - Scorpionflies
Neuropter - Lacewings
Plecoptera - Stoneflies
Protura
Psocoptera - Bark and Book Lice
Siphonaptera - Fleas
Siphunculata - Sucking Lice
Strepsiptera Stylops
Thysanoptera - Thrips
Thysanura - Silverfish
Trichoptera - Caddis Flies

Insect Orders

Quiz (Worksheet)

Testing

Assess Insect Orders – Multiple Choice Test for content comprehension: Mutiple Choice Test.

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