Kwik-Key to Insect Orders

Select "A", "B", or "C" for your specimen:

A.   Mouthparts form a tube-like proboscis that is adapted for piercing and sucking.

A: Order Hemiptera


B.   The mandibles are large and prominent — often shaped like sickles or ice tongs.

B: Order Neuroptera


C.   Mouthparts are not readily visible — they may be hidden within the head capsule.

C


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