Mantids, Grasshoppers, Antlions, etc.

Several Orders of Insects can be found on this page, they include: Mantodea (Mantids), Neuroptera (Antlions, Owlflies, Lacewings, Mantidflies, and Allies), Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids), Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies), Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites), Zygentoma (Silverfish), Thysanoptera (Thrips), and Raphidioptera (Snakeflies). The taxa listed below have been added to the list based on museum collections or verifiable observations.  Taxa that have only been observed (marked with *) are only added to the list if there is a certain level of confidence on the ID and it represents a taxon that had not previously been recorded here. A taxon labeled with “indet. sp.” indicates it was indeterminable beyond a certain rank. Each scientific name is linked to a profile page on the Iowa State University BugGuide. To learn more about the taxon, click on the arrow (⇒) to the right of the scientific name; this will take you to one of two websites: the Encyclopedia of Life website may have range maps and photos of live or pinned specimens; or the iNaturalist website, which may show locations of observations, photos, and other natural history details.

Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Arenivaga sp. 
Eremoblatta subdiaphana

Mantodea (Mantids)
Bactromantis mexicana
Litaneutria minor (Ground Mantid)
Stagmomantis californica (California Mantis)

Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies)
* Eremochrysa tibialis (Green Lacewing)
Eremoleon gracilis
* Mexoleon papago 
Scotoleon fidelitas 
Scotoleon singularis 

Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Anax junius (Common Green Darner)
* Sympetrum corruptum (Variegated Meadowhawk)

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
* Ammopelmatus kelsoensis (Kelso Dunes Jerusalem Cricket)
Anconia integra (Alkali Grasshopper)
* Ceuthophilus fossor
Cibolacris parviceps (Cream Grasshopper)
* Trimerotropis pallidipennis (Pallid-winged Grasshopper)
* Tanaocerus koebelei

Phasmida (Stick Insects)
* Parabacillus hesperus (Western Short-horn Walkingstick)
* Timema nevadense

Raphidioptera (Snakeflies)
Agulla sp.

Thysanoptera (Thrips)
* Aeolothrips fuscus

Zygentoma (Silverfish)
* Leucolepisma arenaria
* Mirolepisma deserticola