Chinese mantis

    Chinese Mantis

    Tenodera sinensis (formerly T. aridifolia)
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
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    Giant Red-Headed Centipede

    Scolopendra heros
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    Venomous

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    Giant Walkingstick

    Megaphasma denticrus
    Female Carolina mantis

    Mantids (Mantises)

    Stagomantis carolina, Mantis religiosa, and Tenodera sinensis
    Narceus Millipede crawling across gravel

    Millipedes

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Northern Walkingstick

    Diapheromera femorata
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    Short-Horned Grasshoppers

    About 620 species in North America
    A reddish centipede crawls over a rock

    Soil Centipedes

    Estimated 4,000 species globally
    Photo of a northern walkingstick on autumn dogwood leaves

    Walkingsticks (Stick Insects)

    Diapheromera femorata, Megaphasma denticrus, and others
    image of Xystodesmid Millipede crawling on a forest floor

    Xystodesmid Millipedes

    8 tribes, with about 23 genera, in North America north of Mexico