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The Insect Index - Sorted by Common Names

An Index to Insects and Non-Insect Arthropods


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Read more about these insects and non-insect arthropods! The following insect and other arthropod profiles are now available on the About.com Guide to Insects:


Angel Insects (Order Zoraptera)
Ants (Family Formicidae)
Ants, Bees, and Wasps (Order Hymenoptera)
Aphids (Family Aphididae)
Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)
Asian Multicolored Lady Beetle (Harmonia axyridis)
Assassin Bugs (Family Reduviidae)


Backswimmers (Family Notonectidae)
Bagworm (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis)
Barklice and Booklice (Order Psocoptera)
Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius)
Beetles (Order Coleoptera)
Bess Beetles (Family Passalidae)
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Blacklegged Tick (Ixodes scapularis)
Box Elder Bugs (Boisea trivittatus)
Braconid Wasps (Family Braconidae)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys)
Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa)
Brush-Footed Butterflies (Family Nymphalidae)
Bumblebees (Genus Bombus)
Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)


Caddisflies (Order Trichoptera)
Carpenter Ants (Genus Camponotus)
Carpenter Bees (Genus Xylocopa)
Carrion Beetles (Family Silphidae)
Cellar Spiders (Family Pholcidae)
Centipedes (Class Chiloopoda)
Clearwing Moths (Family Sesiidae)
Click Beetles (Family Elateridae)
Cobweb Spiders (Family Theridiidae)
Cockroaches (Order Blattodea)
Common Lacewings (Family Chrysopidae)


Daddy Longlegs (Order Opiliones)
Darkling Beetles (Family Tenebrionidae)
Darners (Family Aeshnidae)
Dermestid Beetles (Family Dermestidae)
Dragonflies (Suborder Anisoptera)
Dragonflies and Damselflies (Order Odonata)
Dung Beetles (Subfamily Scarabaeinae)


Eastern Tent Caterpillars (Malacosoma americanum)
Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)


Fall Webworm (Hyphantria cunea)
Fireflies (Family Lampyridae)
Fleas (Order Siphonaptera)


Gall Wasps (Family Cynipidae)
Geometer Moths (Family Geometridae)
Giant Silkworm Moths (Family Saturniidae)
Giant Water Bugs (Family Belostomatidae)
Grasshoppers (Family Acrididae)
Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids (Order Orthoptera)
Gladiators (Order Mantophasmatodea)
Ground Beetles (Family Carabidae)
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar)


Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adeleges tsugae)
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
House Centipede, (Scutigera coleoptrata)


Japanese Beetles (Popillia japonica)
Jerusalem Crickets (Family Stenopelmatidae)
Jumping Spiders (Family Salticidae)


Katydids (Family Tettigoniidae)


Ladybugs (Family Coccinellidae)
Leaf and Stick Insects (Order Phasmida)
Leaf-Footed Bugs (Family Coreidae)
Lynx Spiders (Family Oxyopidae)


Mayflies (Order Ephemeroptera)
Millipedes (Class Diplopoda)
Mites and Ticks (Order Acari)
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Mosquitoes (Family Culicidae)


Nerve-Winged Insects (Order Neuroptera)
Nursery Web and Fishing Spiders (Family Pisauridae)


Orb Weaver Spiders (Family Araneidae)
Owlet Moths (Family Noctuidae)


Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Parnassian Butterflies (Family Papilionidae)
Periodical Cicadas (Genus Magicicada)
Plant Bugs (Family Miridae)
Praying Mantises (Suborder Mantodea)
Pseudoscorpions (Order Pseudoscorpiones)


Rhinoceros Beetles (Subfamily Dynastinae)
Roaches and Mantids (Order Dictyoptera)
Rock Crawlers (Order Grylloblattodea)
Rove Beetles (Family Staphylinidae)
Royal Moths (Family Saturniidae)


Scarab Beetles (Family Scarabaeidae)
Scorpions (Order Scorpiones)
Scorpionflies (Order Mecoptera)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Silverfish and Firebrats (Order Thysanura)
Skippers (Family Hesperiidae)
Sphinx Moths (Family Sphingidae)
Spiders (Order Araneae)
Springtails (Order Collembola)
Stag Beetles (Family Lucanidae)
Stink Bugs (Family Pentatomidae)
Stoneflies (Order Plecoptera)
Swallowtail Butterflies (Family Papilionidae)


Tarantulas (Family Theraphosidae)
Termites (Order Isoptera)
Thrips (Order Thysanoptera)
Ticks (Suborder Ixodida)
Tiger Moths (Subfamily Arctiinae)
Trilobites (Subphylum Trilobita)
True Bugs (Order Hemiptera)
True Crickets (Family Gryllidae)
True Flies (Order Diptera)


Water Scorpions (Family Nepidae)
Webspinners (Order Embiidina)
Whites, Orange-Tips, Sulphurs, and Yellows (Family Pieridae)
Widow Spiders (Genus Latrodectus)
Windscorpions (Order Solifugae)
Winged Insects (Subclass Pterygota)
Wingless Insects (Subclass Apterygota)
Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)


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