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Sphecoid wasps
The sphecoid wasps (Spheciformes) belong to the suborder Apocrita and the group Aculeata. They are further subdivided into four families: Heterogynaidae, Ampulicidae, Sphecidae and Cabronidae. Other classification methods name these families sphecoid wasps I to IV. These four families together with bees are classed as the superfamily bees and sphecoid wasps (Apoidea).
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Planthoppers includes the following families: Delphacidae, Cixiidae, Tettigometridae, Achilidae, Tropiduchidae, Dictyopharidae, Issidae, Caliscelidae and Flatidae. Some examples of Cicadomorpha families are: Cicadidae, Membracidae, Cercopidae, Aphrophoridae and Cicadellidae.
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Bees (Apiformes)
The term "bee" (Apiformes) is used for several families in the order Hymenoptera. When people speak of ‘bees’ they tend to mean honey bees and yet it is estimated that bee species number approximately 20, 000 in total, 700 of which can be found in Europe. In Germany there are about 500 species of bees. T...
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Moths and Butterflies (Lepidoptera)
The lepidopterans (Lepidoptera), also known as moths and butterflies, represent the most species-rich order of insects. So far, 180, 000 species, in 127 families, have been documented, and about 700 new species are discovered every year. Apart from in the Antarctic, moths and butterflies are found worldwide. In Germany, for example, there are about 3700 species.
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Beetles (Coleoptera)
Beetles (Coleoptera) are the largest order within the Class of insects. They are grouped in 166 families and hundreds of new species are discovered every year. Beetles are found throughout the world except in Antarctica. Central Europe has around 8, 000 different beetle species. The oldest beetle fossils date from about 265 million years ago.
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Nematocera (Nematocera)
Nematocera belong to the Insect Order Diptera. Examples of Nematocera families are: Anisopodidae, Bibionidae, winter crane flies, crane flies, net-winged midges, blackfly, gall midges, biting midgets, dark-winged fungus gnats, minute black scavenger flies, phantom midges, phantom crane Flies, Chironomidae, moth flies, mosquito...
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Butterflies
Butterflies belong to the order Lepidoptera and mainly fly during the day. Some examples of families of butterflies are: gossamer-winged butterflies (Lycaenidae), metalmarks (Riodininae), skipper (Hesperiidae), swallowtail butterflies (Papilionidae), brush-footed butterflies (Nymphalidae), browns (Satyrinae) and Pieridae.
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Spiders (Araneae)
Araneae are frequently referred to as „true spiders“ or simply as “spiders”. There are approximately 40,000 species globally, in 3,700 genuses (people will know more easily what you mean) and 108 families. Araneae have 8 legs in contrast to insects which have 6. Furthermore instead of compound eyes they have 8 simple eyes.
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Darkling beetles
...Diaperis boleti, Scaphidema metallicum, Confused flour beetle, Alphitobius diaperinus, Gnathocerus cornutus and Uloma culinaris. Darkling beetles are 1 to 100 mm in length. Their body shape varies. They are easily confused with beetles from other families. They range in shape from broad, oval and round to long and flat. The beetle can be completely black in colour, black-brown, brown or reddish-yellow. Some species have dots. While the neck shield is mostly the same breadth, the wing covers vary, in...
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Isopods (Isopoda)
Isopods (Isopoda) belong to the class of Malacostraca. Their original habitat is the sea. There are approximately 10, 000 species globally, which are divided into approximately 120 families, some examples of which are the Common rough woodlouse (Porcellio scaber), the waterlouse (Asellus aquaticus), pill woodlice (Armadillidium vulgare) and the Giant isopod (Bathynomus - tribe).
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