Life On A Quarter Acre

Insects

Of the 549 animal taxa that I've found on our quarter acre, 449 (81.79%) are insects.

The Smithsonian Institute estimates 80% of the world's animal species are insects. So the percentage in my yard is near the world-wide value.

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Species
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Diptera (89) [name] => Diptera [count] => 89 [cmnm] =>
(Flies) ) [1] => Array ( [href] =>
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Hymenoptera (146) [name] => Hymenoptera [count] => 146 [cmnm] =>
(Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies ) ) [2] => Array ( [href] =>
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Coleoptera (71) [name] => Coleoptera [count] => 71 [cmnm] =>
(Beetles) ) [3] => Array ( [href] =>
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Lepidoptera (70) [name] => Lepidoptera [count] => 70 [cmnm] =>
(Butterflies and Moths) ) [4] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Hemiptera (44) [name] => Hemiptera [count] => 44 [cmnm] =>
(True Bugs, Hoppers, Aphids, and Allies) ) [5] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Odonata (8) [name] => Odonata [count] => 8 [cmnm] =>
(Dragonflies and Damselflies) ) [6] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Orthoptera (5) [name] => Orthoptera [count] => 5 [cmnm] =>
(Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids) ) [7] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Neuroptera (4) [name] => Neuroptera [count] => 4 [cmnm] =>
(Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies) ) [8] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Dermaptera (2) [name] => Dermaptera [count] => 2 [cmnm] =>
(Earwigs) ) [9] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Ephemeroptera (1) [name] => Ephemeroptera [count] => 1 [cmnm] =>
(Mayflies) ) [10] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Mantodea (1) [name] => Mantodea [count] => 1 [cmnm] =>
(Mantises) ) [11] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Plecoptera (1) [name] => Plecoptera [count] => 1 [cmnm] =>
(Stoneflies) ) [12] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Psocodea (3) [name] => Psocodea [count] => 3 [cmnm] =>
(Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice) ) [13] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Raphidioptera (1) [name] => Raphidioptera [count] => 1 [cmnm] =>
(Snakeflies) ) [14] => Array ( [href] =>
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Thysanoptera (1) [name] => Thysanoptera [count] => 1 [cmnm] =>
(Thrips) ) [15] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Tricoptera (2) [name] => Tricoptera [count] => 2 [cmnm] =>
(Caddisflies) ) ) Array ( [0] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Hymenoptera (146) [name] => Hymenoptera [count] => 146 [cmnm] =>
(Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies ) ) [1] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Diptera (89) [name] => Diptera [count] => 89 [cmnm] =>
(Flies) ) [2] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Coleoptera (71) [name] => Coleoptera [count] => 71 [cmnm] =>
(Beetles) ) [3] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Lepidoptera (70) [name] => Lepidoptera [count] => 70 [cmnm] =>
(Butterflies and Moths) ) [4] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Hemiptera (44) [name] => Hemiptera [count] => 44 [cmnm] =>
(True Bugs, Hoppers, Aphids, and Allies) ) [5] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Odonata (8) [name] => Odonata [count] => 8 [cmnm] =>
(Dragonflies and Damselflies) ) [6] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Orthoptera (5) [name] => Orthoptera [count] => 5 [cmnm] =>
(Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids) ) [7] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Neuroptera (4) [name] => Neuroptera [count] => 4 [cmnm] =>
(Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies) ) [8] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Psocodea (3) [name] => Psocodea [count] => 3 [cmnm] =>
(Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice) ) [9] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Dermaptera (2) [name] => Dermaptera [count] => 2 [cmnm] =>
(Earwigs) ) [10] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Tricoptera (2) [name] => Tricoptera [count] => 2 [cmnm] =>
(Caddisflies) ) [11] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Ephemeroptera (1) [name] => Ephemeroptera [count] => 1 [cmnm] =>
(Mayflies) ) [12] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Mantodea (1) [name] => Mantodea [count] => 1 [cmnm] =>
(Mantises) ) [13] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Plecoptera (1) [name] => Plecoptera [count] => 1 [cmnm] =>
(Stoneflies) ) [14] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Raphidioptera (1) [name] => Raphidioptera [count] => 1 [cmnm] =>
(Snakeflies) ) [15] => Array ( [href] =>
[img] => [label] =>
Thysanoptera (1) [name] => Thysanoptera [count] => 1 [cmnm] =>
(Thrips) ) )

Hymenoptera (146)
(Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies )

Lepidoptera (70)
(Butterflies and Moths)

Hemiptera (44)
(True Bugs, Hoppers, Aphids, and Allies)

Odonata (8)
(Dragonflies and Damselflies)

Orthoptera (5)
(Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids)

Neuroptera (4)
(Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies)

Psocodea (3)
(Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice)

Tricoptera (2)
(Caddisflies)

Mantodea (1)
(Mantises)

Plecoptera (1)
(Stoneflies)

Raphidioptera (1)
(Snakeflies)