Scorpion Flies. This is a relatively small order of insects that a thought to be closely related to fleas. They are somewhat fly-like in appearance, being small to medium-sized insects with long slender bodies and narrow membranous wings. Most breed in moist environments such as leaf litter or moss, and the eggs may not hatch until the wet season arrives.
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Hornets, Yellow Jackets, Paper Wasps. Being true social insects, these critters have a well-developed caste system. In a typical mature wasp nest there are many workers and one or more kings and queens. Unlike some of the other social insects discussed in this CD, there are fewer differences in the appearance of each caste.
All the members of this order are predatory in either the immature or adult stage or both. The adults lack anal cerci and many have elongated sickle-shaped mandibles. Many of the larval stages also possess sickle-shaped mandibles.
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1. There are more species of insects than there are species of all other plants and animals combined.