Taxonomy 

 

This page is for people who just need to know more! I call it "Bug Taxonomy". Taxonomy is classifying living things based on a certain set of characteristics. For example, is it born alive or in an egg? Does it nurse? How many legs does it have? Is it warm-blooded or cold- blooded? How does it get its oxygen? It's kind of like a family tree of genetics!

 

Anyhow, for every creature, bug or insect, that we look at, you can come here to learn how to classify it! Each of the classifications in blue is a link to Wikipedia where you can learn more about that Taxonomic Unit!

 

Well weirdos, start clicking and learning! I think you'll love it!

 

Jill

 Taxonomy of the Antlion

 

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Endopterygota or Neuropterida
Order: Neuroptera
Suborder: Myrmeleontiformia
Superfamily: Myrmeleontoidea
Family: Myrmeleontidae