This identification key works for adult insects found in Europe. It may also work for insects found in other parts of the world. All you have to do is click on the right choice in each box. This will take you to the next box, or to the page dealing with that order of insects.

Box 28

Tiny insects with many (at least 12) segments to the antenna (see below). Go to Psocoptera, the book and bark lice.

Psocoptera

Insects with fewer than 10 segments to the antenna (see below), and piercing/sucking mouthparts. Go to Hemiptera, the true bugs.

true bug

Box 29

Insects with a twig- or leaf-like body (see below). Go to Phasmida, the stick and leaf insects.

stick insect

Insects not like this. Go to Box 30.

Box 30

Insects with long back legs made for jumping (see below). Go to Orthoptera, the grasshoppers and crickets.

cricket

Insects not like this. Go to Box 31.

Box 31

Small, soft-bodied insects living on plants, often on the underside of a leaf, and may have a protective shield, scale or wool-like substance. Go to Hemiptera, the true bugs.

Insects not like this. Go to Box 32.