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What is their common name?
Why are they so named?
Where are their eyes?
darner
resemblence to darning needles
eyes meet upon top of head

What is their common name?

Why would you say they are the laziest of this order?

Would I find them at a pond or a stream?
Clubtails

Soar and hover much less than other dragonfly

Favor STREAMS

Is this a dragonfly or a damselfly?

Are they closer to 45-88mm long or 18-75mm long?

What is this insects common name?
dragonfly

45-88 mm

biddies

Is this a Green eyed skimmer or a common skimmer?

Does he favor woodland swamps or rivers?
green eyed skimmer

woodland swamps

Is this a dragonfly or a damselfly?

Are they closer to 45-88mm long or 18-75mm long?

What is this insects common name?
dragonfly

45-88 mm

biddies

What order does this insect belong to?

What is his common name?
Odonata

Belted skimmer

My common name is?

What do most of my family members have?

My flight is ....

Common skimmer

colored and or spots

swift sometimes interrupted by hovering

What the heck are these?

Where would I find them?

What is this type of development called?
Immature odonatans...

water..

hemimetabolous

What is species name?

What feature identifies it as a member of this family?
female club-tailed dragonly

It has a small heart-shaped head.

Males are very....

Where does he usually hang out?
Territorial, defending their own patches.

Boggy pools and ponds.

What is their striking feature?

Where do the haunt?
Bright metallic bodies

Woodland streams

What am I?

My wings are narrow or broad?
Broad-winged damselflies

Broad

I am called...

I prefer quiet waters or rivers?

How would you describe my wings?
Narrow winged damselflies

quiet waters

Clear Wings extremely narrow or stalked at the base..held together vertically over body when at rest

Am I a Broad winged damselfy or narrow winged?
Broad winged

I am called...

I prefer quiet waters or rivers?

How would you describe my wings?
Narrow winged damselflies

quiet waters

Clear Wings extremely narrow or stalked at the base..held together vertically over body when at rest

Do I belong to the family of...
Spread winged damselflies

What am I?

Can I swim?

Point to my pronotum.
Pygmy grasshopper

yes, I can swim

What is the body part on the right called...altogether?
pronotum

What am I?
Pygmy grasshopper

Am I a long-horned or short-horned grasshopper?

Do katydids belong in my family?
Long horned

Yes, katydids do!

I was found in Michigan. What am I?

What do I do that's special?

How do I spend my winters?
Katydid

Males sing

as an egg

Where are my large tympanic organs?

Where can I be found?

What other bad name do I have?
On the sides of the first abdominal segment

Terrestrial up to 14,000 feet

Locusts

Why don't you want to visit your farm?

When do I normally hatch?
I attach crop plants
I overwinter in egg stage and do not hatch until summer

Who am I?

Females lay egss from their needlelike ovipositors in...
I am a true cricket.

Lay eggs in ground or plant tissue

I am wingless, nocturnal and live in moist locations...I am...

What sense do they rely upon?
Cave/camel cricket

They have bad sight and rely on long antennae.

I have scooper like fore legs...I am...

I prefer moist sand and mud or dry clay?
Mole Cricket

Moist sand and mud

a. Fish eat many of me...I am...

b. I live most of my life..
C. My beak is a reduced mouth part that looks like...
a. Water boatman

b. Clinging to under
c. short and broad uselss for piercing and sucking

a. What is my favorite swimming stroke?

b. Why do I have dark backs and light bellies?
a. Backstroke..ha ha because I am a backswimmer.

b. My color pattern is reversed to provide the same protection against predators.

a. I have scissor-like raptorial forelegs and sprawling middle and hind legs and two very long abdominal appendages...I am?

b.Why do I have to remain motionless while awaiti
a. Waterscorpions

B. I am a lousy swimmer.

a. I skate upon the water. I am ..

b. I use raptorial front legs strictly for ....
a. water strider

b. capturaing prey while darting across the water on their middle and hind legs.

A. Do I belong to seed bug family or leaf footed?

I can be distinguished from members of most similar families by the presence of ...
a. seed bug

b. Simple eyes and 4-5 prominent veins in the membrane of each forewing

a. My name is drived from the unusual leaf-like expansions on the hind tibia of some of my species.

b. I eat....

c. But boy do I .....
a. Leaf footed bug
b. plants
c. smell bad because I emit a foul odor when disturbed...squash bug.

a. I am a ....
b. I emit copious quantities of offensive liquid from my .....glands to repel...who
a. stink bug

b. thoracic glands and repel enemies.

a. I am a worldwide pest...my name is ...

b. I am nocturnal and feed on ...
a. bed bug

b. blood of mammals and birds

a. I am the largest family in the order Hemiptera....

b. Why don't you want them in your garden?
a. Plant bug

b. Significant pest

a. I am generally 6mm-20mm in length...I am

b. I like to eat...
a. stink bug
b. plant sap...sometimes insect larvae

a. Get out you obnoxious cimex lectularius!!! I am...
a. bed bug

a. I constitute the largest family in the order of Hemiptera...

b. I have no simple....
a. plant bugs...Family Miridae

b. eyes

a. I stalk prey and raise a dagger like beak and stab my victim....I am a

b. After I stab the poor unsuspecting insect, I ...
a. assassin bug
b. the internal tissues are sucked out like a straw into by my handy dandy 3-segmented beak.

a. I have raptorial front legs, which means I
b. I rely on my clever...
a. grasp things

b. coloration to hide me until I ambush butterflies, wasps and bumblebees.

a. As you can see I am very small 3-6mm long
a. lace bug

I eat strictly...
Plants, and this can be a problem, because I go after only one type of plant...so I can be a very bad pest.

A. Since I carry my eggs on my back, I am the male or female?
b. How would you best get to study these creatures?
a. male giant water bug

b. attract them to light at night

a. I am a male singer...

b. In the nymph stage I live

c. Why do I stay a nymph for 4 - 17 YEARS!!!!
a. cicadidas

b. Underground where I burrow and ffed on plant roots.

c. Because the food I eat is of low quality..low nutritional value so I don't grow

How do I make sound?
A male cicadas has membraous areas of the cuticle called tymbals, which are buckled and restored by contraction and relaxation of a large muscle

a. I am also known as frogghoppers, but my real name is..

b. The frothy white masses manufactured by the nymphs are for...
a. spittlebug

b. a place for me to hide...moist refuge.

a. Every spring my tree out front gets infested with these critters..
b. Adults and nymphs such the juices from plants. When tjey feed they inject....
a. leafhoppers
b. saliva into the plant that results in abnormal cell growth and blockage of nutrient to the plant. The plant gets "hopperburn"

a. I am a tiny insect that is a common pest in greenhouses and indoor plants.

b. I have a substance over me..
a. whiteflies

b. white, powdery substance

a. Oh my goodness...I love to garden and these buggers better not come my way>>>>
b. I am shaped like what kind of fruit?

c. How do I produce that is pretty
a. aphids

b. pear

c. Parthenogenesis...eggs develop without fertilization b a male and hatch into exact genetic replicas of the mother. Billions o f offspring can originate from just one femal aphid.

a. I have a habit of secreting a waxy, scale-like covering on plants...
b. You can make money off me...by doing what?
a. scale insect
b. I am the raw material for certain red dyes, used for cosmetics, medicines, and beverages also, source of lac...shellac.

a. Can I fly?

b. Do I like sun?

c. My mandibles....

d. I am...
a. yes

b. yes

c. cross in font of the head
d. Tiger beetle

a. During the day you would find me...

b. bombardier beetles belong to my family. What exactly do I do that got me this name?
c.I am a ..
a. moist place under rocks or logs
b. I shoot out a mixture at 212 degree F in irritating gaS THAT deters all predators.

c. ground beetle

a. I am a ...

b. How do I get my air?
a. predacious water beetle

b. When I dive I store it bubble in a special chamer under the elytra(wing cover)
What are insects' body parts?
You name it.
What is it?
small moth - Blastobasis glandulella
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

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