FAUNA Paraguay INSECTA: PTERYGOTA
TAXONOMY
Dominating the Superclass Hexapoda is the Class Insecta which can be further split into two subclasses, Apterygota (wingless insects) and Pterygota (winged insects). The second of these is much the largest and includes 99.93% of all described insect species. Click on the links above or below for more information about the various taxonomic groups and to access the image galleries:

Order Coleoptera: Beetles

Order Dermaptera: Earwigs

Order Dictyoptera: Mantids and Cockroaches

Order Diptera: Flies

Order Ephemeroptera: Mayflies

Order Hemiptera: Bugs, Cicadas and Leafhoppers

Order Hymenoptera: Bees, Wasps and Ants

Order Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths

Order Mecoptera: Scorpionflies and Hanging Flies

Order Megaloptera: Dobsonflies, Fishflies and Alderflies

Order Neuroptera: Lacewings

Order Odonata: Dragonflies and Damselflies


Order Orthoptera: Grasshoppers and Crickets

Order Plecoptera: Stoneflies

Order Psocoptera: Psocids and Booklice

Order Raphidoptera: Snakeflies

Order Siphonaptera: Fleas

Order Trichoptera: Caddisflies

Subclass Apterygota: Silverfish and wingless insects
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Alberto Esquivel, Arne Lesterhuis, Rebbeca Zarza, Josť Luis Cartes and Hugo del Castillo and are used with their permission.
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