WHAT’S IN YOUR BACK YARD?

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IF YOU PLANT IT – THEY WILL COME

You don’t have to travel far to find interesting neighbors.

A. Ant, Bees, Wasps (Hymenoptera)
A1 Black Garden Ant
A2 Bumble Bee
A3 Carpenter Bee
A4 Honey Bee
A5 Green Sweat Bee
A6 Small Carpenter Bee
A7 Mud Dauber
A8 Paper Wasp

B. Beetles (Coleoptera)
B1 Burying Beetle
B2 Firefly
B3 June Beetle
B4 Ladybug
B5 Locust Borer
B6 Long-horned Beetle
B7 Oriental Beetle
B8 Pale Green Weevil
B9 Scarlett Malachite Beetle
B10 Stag Beetle
B11 Varied Carpet Beetle

C. Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera)
C1 American Lady
C2 Cabbage White Butterfly
C3 Great Spangled Fritillary
C4 Monarch Butterfly
C5 Peck’s Skipper
C6 Spicebush Swallowtail
C7 Tiger Swallowtail (Canadian)
C8 Viceroy Butterfly

C9 Florida Tetanolita Moth
C10 Hummingbird Moth
C11 Labrador Carpet Moth
C12 Mottled Grass Veneer Moth
C13 Nessus Sphinx Moth

C14 Winter Moth Caterpillar
C15 Tobacco Budworm Caterpillar
C16 Cattail Caterpillar (parasitized)

D. Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata)
D1 Autumn Meadowhawk
D2 Blue Dasher
D3 Common Whitetail
D4 Eastern Pondhawk
D5 Yellow-sided Skimmer

D6 Eastern Forktail Damselfly
D7 Spotted Spreadwing Damselfly

E. Flies (Diptera)
E1 Crane Fly
E2 Green Bottle Fly
E3 Hover Fly
E4 Jewel Fly
E5 Mosquito
E6 Robber Fly
E7 Root Maggot Fly
E8 Tiger Bee Fly
E9 Villa Bee Fly

F. Grasshopper, Crickets and Katydids (Orthoptera)
F1 Carolina Grasshopper
F2 Short-horned Grasshopper
F3 Two-spotted Tree Crickett
F4 Forked Tail Katydid
F5 Katydid

G. Mantis (Mantodea)
G1 Mantis

H. True Bugs (Hemiptera)
H1 Aphid
H2 Candy Striped Leaf Hopper
H3 Cicada
H4 Flatid Planthopper
H5 Four-spurred Assassin Bug
H6 Jagged Ambush Bug
H7 Leaf-footed bug
H8 Lupine Bug
H9 Plant Bug
H10 Stink Bug
H11 Sycamore Assassin Bug

I. Spiders (Araneae)
I1 Ant Mimic Spider
I2 Cobweb Spider
I3 Cross Orb Weaver
I4 Dimorphic Jumping Spider
I5 Funnel Weaver
I6 Bowl and Doily Spider
I7 Tan Jumping Spider
I8 Woodlouse Hunter Spider
I9 White Spider

J. Trombidiformes
J1 Spider Mite

K. Amphibians
K1 Toad

L. Birds
L1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

M. Clitellata
M1 Worm

N. Gastropods
N1 Slug

O. Malacostraca
O Pill Bug

P. Mammals
P1 Chipmunk
P2 Coyote
P3 Fox
P4 Rabbit
P5 Racoon
P6 Squirrel

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CLASSES

PATIO LIFE

WHAT’S THE MOST COMMON TYPE OF INSECT FOUND ON THE PATIO?

INSECTS

WHAT’S THE MOST COMMONLY FOUND INSECT ON THE PATIO?

ORDER OF INSECTS

* Mantids, antlions and earwigs

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ARACHNIDS

HOW MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF SPIDERS HAVE BEEN FOUND?

ARACHNIDS

Spider

PATIO LIFE

IF YOU PLANT IT – THEY WILL COME

Jumping Spider
SPIDERS

DID YOU KNOW?

Some jumping spiders can jump up to 50 times their body length.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum:
Arthropods
Class:
Arachnids
Order:
Spiders

Mantis
MANTIDS

DID YOU KNOW?

The mantis is the only insect that can turn its head 180 degrees.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Mantids

Sycamore Assassin Bug
TRUE BUGS

DID YOU KNOW?

There are approximately 40,000 species of true bugs in the world.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies (Hemiptera)

Honey Bee
ANTS, BEES, WASPS

DID YOU KNOW?

A colony of bees consists of 20,000-60,000 honey bees and one queen.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum:
Arthropods
Class:
Insects
Order:
Ants, Bees, Wasps

FLIES
FLIES

DID YOU KNOW?

Over 100,000 species of flies live on earth.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Flies

DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES

DID YOU KNOW?

Dragonflies have been around for over 300 million years.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Dragonflies and Damselflies

Two-Striped Grasshopper
GRASSHOPPERS, ETC

DID YOU KNOW?

A group of crickets is called an orchestra.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum:
Arthropods
Class:
Insects
Order:
Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids

Butterflies
BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS

DID YOU KNOW?

There are more species of moths (160,000) than butterflies (17,500).

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Butterflies and Moths

BEETLES

DID YOU KNOW?

The ladybug is the state insect of Massachusetts.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Beetles

Pill Bug
ISOPODS

DID YOU KNOW?

Isopods are an order of crustaceans that live in the ocean, fresh water or on land.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum:
Arthropoda
Class:
Malacostraca
Order:
Isopods

Gastropods
GASTROPODS

DID YOU KNOW?

Slugs use two tentacles for seeing and smelling and the other two for touching and tasting.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropods

AMPHIBIANS

DID YOU KNOW?

A group of toads is called a knot.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibians
Order: Toads and Frogs

Ruby-throated Humminbird
APODIFORMES

DID YOU KNOW?

The ruby-throated hummingbird flaps its wings 80 times per second.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum:
Chordata
Class:
Birds
Order:
Apodiformes