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===Hymenoptera===
 
===Hymenoptera===
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{{:Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Insect/Apis}}
| latin_name = Apis
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| common_name = Honey Bee
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| image = Abeille-bee-profil.JPG
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| order = Hymenoptera
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| range = Worldwide
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| description = Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees which represent a far smaller fraction of bee diversity than most people suspect; of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees, there are only seven presently-recognized species with a total of 44 subspecies (Engel, 1999; historically, anywhere from six to eleven species have been recognized). These bees are the only living members of the tribe Apini, all in the genus Apis, and all of which produce and store liquified sugar ("honey") to some degree, and construct colonial nests out of wax secreted by the workers in the colony. Other types of related bee produce and store honey, but only members of the genus Apis are considered true honey bees.
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=== Odonata ===
 
=== Odonata ===
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{{:Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Insect/Anax junius}}
| latin_name = Anax junius
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| common_name = Green Darner
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| image = Green Darner.jpg
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| range = North America
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| description = is one of the biggest and fastest-flying dragonflies, able to reach speeds of 85 km/h (55 mph). This species has several nicknames, including "Darning Needle" for its speed, "Mosquito Hawk" for its predatory habits, and "Lord of June" for its abundance during the summer season. It is also Washington State's state insect.
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{{:Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Insect/Libellula lydia}}
| latin_name = Libellula lydia
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| common_name = Common Whitetail
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| image = Common whitetail.jpg
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| range = The Common Whitetail or Long-tailed Skimmer is a common dragonfly across much of North America.
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| description = The male's chunky white body (about 5 cm long), combined with the brownish-black bands on its otherwise translucent wings, give it a checkered look. Females have a brown body, and are less noticeable, though they have a similar wing pattern.
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The Common Whitetail can be seen hawking for mosquitoes and other small flying insects over ponds, marshes, and slow-moving rivers in most regions except the higher mountain regions.
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=== Orthoptera ===
 
=== Orthoptera ===
 
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{{:Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Insect/Romalea guttata}}
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| latin_name = Romalea guttata
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| common_name = Eastern lubber grasshopper
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| image = Romalea microptera.jpg
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| range = Found in the southeastern and south central portion of the United States.
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| description = The Eastern lubber grasshopper is the most distinctive grasshopper species within the southeastern United States, and is well known both for its size and its unique coloration.
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=== Phasmatodea===
 
=== Phasmatodea===

Revision as of 17:06, 10 March 2008

Hymenoptera

Apis (Honey Bee)

Order: Hymenoptera

Where found: Worldwide

Description: Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees which represent a far smaller fraction of bee diversity than most people suspect; of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees, there are only seven presently-recognized species with a total of 44 subspecies (Engel, 1999; historically, anywhere from six to eleven species have been recognized). These bees are the only living members of the tribe Apini, all in the genus Apis, and all of which produce and store liquified sugar ("honey") to some degree, and construct colonial nests out of wax secreted by the workers in the colony. Other types of related bee produce and store honey, but only members of the genus Apis are considered true honey bees.


Abeille-bee-profil.JPG


Odonata

Anax junius (Green Darner)

Order: Odonata

Where found: North America

Description: is one of the biggest and fastest-flying dragonflies, able to reach speeds of 85 km/h (55 mph). This species has several nicknames, including "Darning Needle" for its speed, "Mosquito Hawk" for its predatory habits, and "Lord of June" for its abundance during the summer season. It is also Washington State's state insect.


Green Darner.jpg



Libellula lydia (Common Whitetail)

Where found: The Common Whitetail or Long-tailed Skimmer is a common dragonfly across much of North America.

Description: The male's chunky white body (about 5 cm long), combined with the brownish-black bands on its otherwise translucent wings, give it a checkered look. Females have a brown body, and are less noticeable, though they have a similar wing pattern. The Common Whitetail can be seen hawking for mosquitoes and other small flying insects over ponds, marshes, and slow-moving rivers in most regions except the higher mountain regions.


Common whitetail.jpg


Orthoptera

Romalea guttata (Eastern lubber grasshopper)

Where found: Found in the southeastern and south central portion of the United States.

Description: The Eastern lubber grasshopper is the most distinctive grasshopper species within the southeastern United States, and is well known both for its size and its unique coloration.


Romalea microptera.jpg


Phasmatodea

Blattodea

Isoptera

Mantodea

Psocoptera

Thysanoptera

Phthiraptera

Coleoptera

Strepsiptera

Raphidioptera

Megaloptera

Neuroptera

Mecoptera

Siphonaptera

Diptera

Lepidoptera