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The name Lepidoptera, derived from the Greek words "lepido" for scale and "ptera" for wings, refers to the flattened hairs (scales) that cover the body and wings of most adults. www.cals.ncsu.edu ENT 425 | General Entomology | Resource Library | Compendium [lepidoptera]
The name Blattodea is derived from "blatta", the Greek word for cockroach. www.cals.ncsu.edu ENT 425 | General Entomology | Resource Library | Compendium [blattodea]
The name Hymenoptera is derived from the Greek words "hymen" meaning membrane and "ptera" meaning wings. The name is appropriate not only for the membranous nature of the wings, but also for the manner in which they are "joined together as one" by the hamuli. www.cals.ncsu.edu ENT 425 | General Entomology | Resource Library | Compendium [hymenoptera]
Download and solve this Stick Around Puzzle. goo.gl Parts of an insect.stickaround
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All about the stages of butterflies. bit.ly Describes each of the four stages in the life cycles of monarch butterflies.
Most people tend to call anything with lots of legs a "bug." However, to an entomologist, a "bug" is one of the 35,000 or so species of the order Hemiptera. Hemiptera means "half wing" and refers to the fact that part of the first pair of wings is toughened and hard, while the rest of the first pair and the second pair are membranous. www.ucmp.berkeley.edu Introduction to the Hemiptera and Homoptera
What's a beetle? bit.ly example