Pacific Northwest Insects
Insects are characterized by 3 pairs of jointed legs and body divided
into 3 major segments. Frequently one may see one pair of antennae on the head
and many possess wings. Insects are terrestrial and aerial. Only a handful may
be found living by choice in marine habitats.
I would appreciate any help I can get on the identification, both
common and scientific names of the following insects! I am trying to help my students
understand that arthropods are animals, and that there are many in the world around
them, and that they have many useful roles to play in the ecosystem.
of insect groups found in the Pacific Northwest include:
1. Bee-like Insects:
4. Dragonfly-like Insects:
6. Aquatic Insects: Other
insects that may be found living on or under the surface of the water at some
stage of their life.
Paul Slichter E-mail