Each insect species adult has a specific name, whether it be a butterfly, beetle, wasp or grasshopper. When referring to mature insects in general, adult is the proper name to use. More »

There are international rules and codes established by the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature that dictate how insects and other animals are categorized. The classification of living organisms requires scienti... More »

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Insect names that start with the letter "t" include tsetse fly, tarantula hawk, tent caterpillar, tobacco hornworm and tumbling flower beetle. The tsetse fly, of the genus Glossina, is a bloodsucking insect that transmit... More »

The mahogany wasp is a brownish-black insect with red markings. It is one of more than 200 worldwide species of "paper wasps," which get their name from the paper-like material they use to build their nests. More »

A mason wasp is an insect related to bees and yellow jackets, belonging to a subfamily called Eumeninae. Most are subtropical species; the four-toothed mason wasp is the only one found north of south Texas. More »

The scientific name for the wasp is Hymenoptera. It is classified in the kingdom Anamalia, phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta and order Hymenopetera. More »

Wasps are identified by their pointed lower abdomen and slim petiole, or waist, separating the abdomen from the thorax. Over 30,000 species of wasps have been identified, and they make up a large and diverse group of ins... More »