Insect (Class Insecta) Families


Beetles (Order Coleoptera)
Anobiidae
Anthicidae
Aphodiidae
Apionidae
Buprestidae
Byrrhidae
Byturidae
Cantharidae
Carabidae
Cerambycidae
Cetoniidae
Chrysomelidae
Cleridae
Coccinellidae
Cryptophagidae
Curculionidae
Dascillidae
Dasytidae
Dermestidae
Derodontidae
Dytiscidae
Elateridae
Elmidae
Geotrupidae
Gyrinidae
Haliplidae
Histeridae
Hydraenidae
Hydrophilidae
Kateretidae
Lampyridae
Leiodidae
Lucanidae
Lycidae
Malachiidae
Melandryidae
Melolonthidae
Mordellidae
Nitidulidae
Oedemeridae
Phalacridae
Pyrochroidae
Rhynchitidae
Rutelidae
Scirtidae
Scraptiidae
Silphidae
Staphylinidae
Tenebrionidae
Throscidae

Earwigs (Order Dermaptera)
Forficulidae

Flies (Order Diptera)
Agromyzidae
Anisopodidae
Anthomyiidae
Asilidae
Aulacigastridae
Bibionidae
Bolitophilidae
Bombyliidae
Calliphoridae
Camillidae
Cecidomyiidae
Ceratopogonidae
Chaoboridae
Chironomidae
Chloropidae
Clusiidae
Coenomyiidae
Conopidae
Culicidae
Cylindrotomidae
Ditomyiidae
Dolichopodidae
Drosophilidae
Dryomyzidae
Empididae
Ephydridae
Fanniidae
Heleomyzidae
Hippoboscidae
Hybotidae
Keroplatidae
Lauxaniidae
Limoniidae
Lonchaeidae
Lonchopteridae
Megamerinidae
Micropezidae
Milichiidae
Muscidae
Mycetophilidae
Opomyzidae
Pallopteridae
Pediciidae
Phaeomyiidae
Phoridae
Piophilidae
Pipunculidae
Platypezidae
Psilidae
Psychodidae
Ptychopteridae
Rhagionidae
Rhinophoridae
Sarcophagidae
Scathophagidae
Scatopsidae
Sciaridae
Sciomyzidae
Sepsidae
Simuliidae
Sphaeroceridae
Stratiomyidae
Syrphidae
Tabanidae
Tachinidae
Tephritidae
Therevidae
Tipulidae
Trichoceridae
Ulidiidae

Mayflies (Order Ephemeroptera)
Baetidae Leptophlebiidae

Aphids, Bugs, and Hoppers (Order Hemiptera)
Acanthosomatidae
Adelgidae
Aleyrodidae
Anthocoridae
Aphididae
Aphrophoridae
Cercopidae
Cicadellidae
Cixiidae
Coccidae
Coreidae
Corixidae
Cydnidae
Delphacidae
Gerridae
Hydrometridae
Lygaeidae
Membracidae
Miridae
Nabidae
Nepidae
Notonectidae
Pentatomidae
Psyllidae
Reduviidae
Rhopalidae
Saldidae
Scutelleridae
Tingidae
Triozidae
Veliidae

Ants, Bees, and Wasps (Order Hymenoptera)
Apidae
Argidae
Bethylidae
Braconidae
Chalcididae
Chrysididae
Cimbicidae
Crabronidae
Cynipidae
Diapriidae
Diprionidae
Dryinidae
Eulophidae
Eupelmidae
Figitidae
Formicidae
Gasteruptionidae
Ichneumonidae
Leucospidae
Mymaridae
Pamphiliidae
Platygastridae
Pompilidae
Proctotrupidae
Pteromalidae
Sapygidae
Tenthredinidae
Torymidae
Tiphiidae
Vespidae

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)
Adelidae
Alucitidae
Argyresthiidae
Batrachedridae
Bucculatricidae
Chimabachidae
Choreutidae
Coleophoridae
Cossidae
Crambidae
Drepanidae
Elachistidae
Endromidae
Epermeniidae
Erebidae
Ethmiidae
Gelechiidae
Geometridae
Glyphipterigidae
Gracillariidae
Hepialidae
Hesperiidae
Incurvariidae
Lasiocampidae
Lycaenidae
Lyonetiidae
Micropterigidae
Momphidae
Nepticulidae
Noctuidae
Nolidae
Notodontidae
Nymphalidae
Oecophoridae
Papilionidae
Pieridae
Plutellidae
Praydidae
Prodoxidae
Psychidae
Pterophoridae
Pyralidae
Saturniidae
Sesiidae
Sphingidae
Stathmopodidae
Tineidae
Tischeriidae
Tortricidae
Yponomeutidae
Ypsolophidae
Zygaenidae

Scorpionflies (Order Mecoptera)
Panorpidae

Alderflies (Order Megaloptera)
Sialidae

Lacewings (Order Neuroptera)
Coniopterygidae Chrysopidae Hemerobiidae

Dragonflies and Damselflies (Order Odonata)
Aeshnidae
Calopterygidae
Coenagrionidae
Cordulegastridae
Corduliidae
Gomphidae
Lestidae Libellulidae

Crickets and Grasshoppers (Order Orthoptera)
Acrididae Meconematidae Tetrigidae Tettigoniidae

Stoneflies (Order Plecoptera)
Capniidae
Chloroperlidae
Leuctridae Nemouridae Perlidae Taeniopterygidae

Barklice (Order Psocoptera)
Caeciliusidae
Ectopsocidae
Epipsocidae
Philotarsidae
Psocidae Stenopsocidae Trogiidae

Snakeflies (Order Raphidioptera)
Raphidiidae

Thrips (Order Thysanoptera)

Thripidae

Caddisflies (Order Trichoptera)
Apataniidae
Beraeidae
Glossosomatidae
Goeridae
Hydropsychidae
Leptoceridae
Limnephilidae
Phryganeidae
Psychomyiidae
Rhyacophilidae
Sericostomatidae

Silverfish (Order Zygentoma)
Lepismatidae

Bibliography: Identification, Ecology

DrawWing for Insect Identification
Amateur Entomologists' Society Bug Identification
Les Insectes - Petit Cours illustré d'Entomologie

EU Insekten: Käfer, Schmetterlinge und andere Insekten
Amateurfotos von Insekten (und anderen Lebewesen)
Insekten-Box: Steckbriefe


Generalist Predators:
Muridae

Several Mustelidae

Soricidae
Pipistrellus pipistrellus

Sus scrofa
Talpa europaea
Anas platyrhynchos

Anas querquedula

Dendrocopos medius

Corvus corax

Several Fringillidae

Emberiza citrinella

Anguis fragilis

Zootoca vivipara

Amphibia

Salmo trutta

Odonata

Gerridae

Hydrometra stagnorum

Nabidae

Nepidae

Notonecta obliqua

Anthocoridae Larvae

Many Miridae

Eurydema oleracea

Pentatoma rufipes

Arctocorisa germari

Cymatia coleoptrata

Several Chironomidae

Empididae

Hybotidae

Keroplatidae Larvae

Many Muscidae

Most Tabanidae Larvae

Therevidae Larvae

Neria cibaria

Seioptera vibrans

Megamerina dolium Larva

Coenomyia ferruginea Larva

Mycophaga testacea Larva

Formicidae

Many Tenthredinidae

Many Vespidae

Cantharidae

Carabidae

Cleridae

Dasytidae Larvae

Dytiscidae

Several Elateridae

Gyrinidae

Histeridae

Hydrophilidae Larvae

Malachiidae

Silphidae

Staphylinidae

Anaspis frontalis Larva

Tettigonia viridissima

Phryganeidae

Sericostoma personatum

Anabolia nervosa

Rhyacophila obliterata Larva

Hemerobiidae

Araneae

Opiliones

Leptus trimaculatus

Trombidium holosericeum

Lithobius forficatus

Drosera rotundifolia
Decomposers:
Dermestidae Larvae

Acilius sulcatus Larva

Gerris

Hydrometra stagnorum

Velia caprai

Dahlica triquetrella Larva

Panorpidae


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 J.K. Lindsey

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