100 Common Florida Insects

This section contains photos and great information about 100 common Florida insects. Click on the picture of the order that looks the closest to your insect and see if you have one of the 100 common insects. Keep in mind that there are several more orders and many more insects than pictured on these pages. If you can't find your insect then use our Bug Identification Key to identify your insect to order.

This list of insects was created by D.W. Hall at University of Florida, Entomology and Nematology Department.

Order Blattodea

Order Coleoptera

Order Dermaptera

Order Diptera
True Flies

Order Hemiptera
True Bugs – Cicadas & Hoppers

Order Hymenoptera
Ants, Bees, & Wasps

Order Lepidoptera
Butterflies & Moths

Order Mantodea

Order Megaloptera

Order Neuroptera
Lacewings & Antlions

Order Odonata
Dragonflies & Damselflies

Order Orthoptera
Crickets & Grasshoppers

Order Phasmatodea

Want to see more common insects?

Purdue University created an excellent flashcard set of common insects in Indiana. Most of these insects are also common in Florida. These flashcards contain high-definition photos and concise information.

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