The Insect Class is split into smaller groups, called Orders. Below is a list of some Insect Orders:
Lepidoptera Order: Includes Butterflies and Moths.
Coleoptera Order: Includes Beetles.
Orthoptera Order: Includes Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Mantids.
Homoptera Order: Includes Cicadas, Treehoppers, Leafhoppers, Aphids, and Scale Insects.
Odonata Order: Includes Dragonflies and Damselflies.
Diptera Order: Includes Flies.
Megaloptera Order: Includes Dobsonflies and Alderflies.
Trichoptera Order: Includes Caddisflies.
Hymenoptera Order: Includes Bees, Wasps, and Ants.
Isoptera Order: Includes Ants.
Hemiptera Order: Includes Stinkbugs, Water Bugs, and Assassin Bugs.
Neuroptera Order: Includes Lacewings.
Dermaptera: Incudes Earwigs.
Collembola: Includes Springtails.
All of the Orders above have been split into smaller groups, called Families. Families are then split into Genera. Remember, as each group gets smaller, organisms in that group are more and more alike. Each Genus will contain individual Species.
Information on specific Families and Genera is not included on this website, but you can find out which groups a species belongs to by checking the Classification Box at the bottom of each Species Page. See the example of a Field Cricket below: