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The giant swallowtail, American grasshopper, various species of bumblebees, velvet ants and the yellow jacket wasp are various types of insects. Representative orders include Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Hemipte... More »

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An insect identification database is available at InsectIdentification.org and Bug Guide. InsectIdentification.org.hosts a photo bank and information on species categories that include spiders, bees, ants and wasps, drag... More »

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A good insect field guide can aid people in identifying insects in a variety of habitats. Some of these guides, such as Princeton University Press' "Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs," ... More »

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Termites and flying ants are two completely different types of insects, although they may look similar. Upon closer inspection, the two insect species vary greatly in appearance and behavior. More »

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The most poisonous insects in the United States are wasps, hornets, bees and fire ants. While no American species is toxic enough to kill a human being with the amount of venom a single sting releases, all of these insec... More »

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While cockroaches are considered non-predatory or non-aggressive insects, different species of water bugs are often highly predatory, feeding on such quarries as small fish and tadpoles. Most species of water bugs are al... More »

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Praying mantis species are carnivorous and primarily feed on other insects, such as butterflies, moths, grasshoppers and crickets. However, adult mantids aren't picky and eat rodents, birds, reptiles, frogs and much more... More »

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