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Dermaptera

Earwigs

(Order Dermaptera)
Earwigs are small, long insects that are most easily identified by their abdominal pincers and short wings that cover a small portion of their body.

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Diplopoda

Millipedes

(Class Diplopoda)
Millipedes are looooooong bugs that generally have round, worm-like bodies with lots of tiny legs. They are generally nocturnal and hide in leaf litter and soil during the day.

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Staphylinidae

Assassin Bug

Family: Reduviidae).
These “true bugs” (Order: Hemiptera) are often misidentified as pest insects. The tip of their proboscis (the pokey mouth-part thing) differentiates them from similar bugs.

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Staphylinidae

Rove Beetles

Staphylinidae is the largest family of beetles with over 63,000 described species. Estimates suggest over 75% of tropical species have yet be discovered!

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Blattodea

Cockroaches

(Order Blattodea)
Cockroaches often have a small head and a broad, flattened body. If wings are present, they are folded over the backside of the body.

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Anthocoridae

Minute Pirate Bugs

(Family: Anthocoridae)
Minute Pirate Bugs (Family Anthocoridae) are small Hemipterans that are often used as biological controls. They are very small, 1-5mm, but feed on a wide variety of insect pests. They have elongated bodies covered in wings that are often black and white spotted.

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