Species List

INSECTS

Pinned Insects at the SNFC campus

This list represents the pinned insect collection at the SNFC. It does not represent the full diversity of insects found on or near the field site.

Instead, it is merely a heuristic tool for beginning entomology students and other interested users of the campus. As more thorough surveys become available, they will be linked to this page.


Photos thanks to Rollin Coville

Odonata

  • Anisoptera (Dragonflies)

    • Aeshnidae
    • Cordulegasteridae
    • Libellulidae
  • Zygoptera (Damselflies)

    • Coenagrionidae

Orthoptera

    • Acrididae- short-horned grasshoppers

Isoptera (Termites)

    • Hodotermitidae - dampwood termites
    • Zootermopsis -Pacific Dampwood Termite

Plecoptera (Stoneflies)

Hemiptera (True Bugs)

  • Suborder Nepomorpha -aquatic bugs

    • Corixidae -water boatmen
    • Notonectidea -backswimmers
    • Suborder Gerromorpha -semiaquatic bugs
    • Gerridae -water striders
  • Suborder Cimicomorpha

    • Miridae -plant bugs
    • Nabidae -damsel bugs
    • Anthocoridae -minute pirate bugs
    • Reduviidae -assassin bug
  • Suborder Pentatomomorpha

    • Aradidae -flat bugs
    • Ardus sp.
    • Berytidae -stilt bugs
    • Lygaeidae -seed bugs
    • Alydidae -broad-headed bugs
    • Rhopalidae -secntless plant bugs
    • Leptocris trivittatus
    • Scutelleridae -shield-backed bugs
    • Pentatomidae -stink bugs

Homoptera

    • Cicadidae -cicadas
    • Membracidae -treehoppers
    • Cicadellidae -leafhoppers
    • Fulgoridae -fulgofid planthoppers
    • Achilidae -achilid planthoppers

Megaloptera

  • Sialidae -alderflies
  • Corydalidae -dobsonflies

Raphidioptera (Snakeflies)

    • Raphidiidae

Neuroptera (Nerve-Winged Insects)

    • Chrysopidae -green lacewings
    • Myrmeleontidae -antlions

Coleoptera (Beetles)

  • Suborder Archostemata

    • Cupedidae -reticulated beetles
  • Suborder Adephaga

    • Cicindelidae -tiger beetles
    • Carabidae -ground beetles
    • Gyrinidae -whirligig beetles
  • Suborder Polyphaga

    • Staphylinidae -rove beetles
    • Hydrophilidae -water scavenger beetles
    • Lucanidae - stag beetles
    • Scarabaeidae -scarab beetles
    • Buprestidae -metallic wood-boring beetles
    • Elateridae -click beetles
    • Lampyridae -lightningbugs
    • Cantharidae -soldier beetles
    • Dermestidae -dermestid beetles
    • Trogossitidae -bark-gnawing beetles
    • Cleridae -checkered beetles
    • Melyridae -soft-winged flower beetles
    • Coccinellidae -lady-bird beetles
    • Mordellidae -tumbling flower beetles
    • Tenebrionidae -darkling beetles
    • Alleculidae -comb-clawed beetles
    • Meloidae -blister beetles
    • Cerambycidae -long-horned beetles
    • Cosmosalia chrysocoma -yellow velvet beetle
    • Tetraopes basalis -red milkweed beetle
    • Bruchidae -seed beetles
    • Chrysomelidae -leaf beetles
    • Curculionidae - weevils

Lepidoptera (Butterflies* and Moths)

Click for complete list of butterfly species

  • Suborder Ditrysia

    • Lasiocampidae -tent caterpillars
    • Saturniidae -roayal moths
      • Hemileuca eganterina -sheep moth
    • Sphingidae -sphinx moths
    • Arctiidae -tiger moths
    • Noctuidae -noctuid moths

Diptera (Flies)

  • Suborder Nematocera -long-horned flies

    • Tipulidae -crane flies
  • Suborder Brachycera -short-horned flies

    • Tabanidae -horse/deer flies
    • Asilidae -robber flies
    • Acroceridae -small headed flies
    • Bombyliidae -bee flies
  • Infraorder Cyclorrhapha

    • Syrphidae -syrphid flies
  • Divison Schizophora -muscoid flies

    • Section Acalyptratae
      • Conopidae -thick-headed flies
  • Section Calyptratae

    • Anthomyiidae -anthomyiid flies
    • Muscidae -muscid flies
    • Calliphoridae -blow flies
    • Sarcophagidae -flesh flies
    • Tachinidae -tachinid flies

Hymenoptera (Sawflies, Parasitic Wasps, Ants, Wasps, and Bees)

  • Suborder Symphyta

    • Tenthredinidae -common sawflies
  • Suborder Apocrita

    • Ichneumonidae
    • Sphecidae -
    • Halictidae -sweat bees
    • Andrenidae -
    • Megachilidae -leafcutting bees
    • Anthophoridae
      • Nomadinae -cuckoo bees
      • Anthophorinae -digger bees
    • Apidae
      • Bombinae -bumble bees
        • Bombus sp. -bumble Bee
    • Mutillidae -velvet ants
    • Pompilidae -spider wasps
    • Vespidae
      • Eumeninae -mason and potter wasps
    • Formicidae -ants
      • Fornicinae
        • Camponotus sp.-carpenter ants

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