UC Berkeley UPMC Insect Orders

Listed below are scientific orders and common names of most insects. Clicking on the names directs you to a page that lists insects of that order. This list is not complete.

Blattodea - Cockroaches
Coleoptera - Beetles
Collembola - Springtails
Dermaptera - Earwig
Diplura - Diplurans
Diptera - Flies
Embiidina - Web-Spinners
Ephemeroptera - Mayflies
Grylloblattodea - Rock Crawlers
Hemiptera - True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Psyllids, Whiteflies, Aphids, and Scale Insects
Hymenoptera - Sawflies, Parasitic Wasps, Ants, Wasps, and Bees
Isoptera - Termites
Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
Mantodea - Mantids
Mecoptera - Scorpionflies and Hangingflies
Neuroptera - Alderflies, Dobsonflies, Fishflies, Snakeflies, Lacewings, Antlions, and Owlflies
Odanata - Dragonflies and Damselflies
Orthoptera - Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids
Phasmatodea - Walkings Sticks and Leaf Insects
Phthiraptera - Lice
Plecoptera - Stoneflies
Psocoptera - Psocids
Siphonaptera - Fleas
Strepsiptera - Twisted-Wing Parasites
Thysanoptera - Thrips
Thysanura - Silverfish
Trichoptera - Caddisflies
Zoraptera - Angel Insects

Borrow and DeLongÅ› Introduction to the Study of Insects by Charles A. Triplehorn and Norman F Johnson should be referenced for most of the order descriptions.

Most pictures above were taken from a few of these websites .