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Strepsiptera - Twisted-winged Parasites



 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Arthropoda
 Subphylum: Hexapoda
 Class: Insecta
 Order: Strepsiptera

There are around 500 species in this order and around 109 species in North America. Most species of these insects live as parasites inside bees, wasps, leafhoppers, and grasshoppers! Some species live outside of these hosts as adults.