Insects with Hard or Leathery Forewings (Page 1)

Are there forceps-like pincers on the abdomen?

Earwigs (Dermaptera)

Are the hind legs enlarged, used for jumping?

Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids (Orthoptera)

Are the fore legs enlarged and folded, used for grabbing and holding prey?

Body and legs long and narrow.

Mantids (Mantodea)

Are there no pincers, and the legs are not enlarged?


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