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Backyard Birds and other Land Birds

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Red-shouldered Hawks 

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Vertebrates (Subphylum Vertebrata, Phylum Chordata)

 
Backyard Birds
Class Aves
Waterfowl
Class Aves
Mammals
Class Mammalia
Modern Fish
Infraclass Teleostei
Superclass Osteichthyes
 

 

   
Lizards
Order Squamata (except for Suborder Serpentes)

Snakes
Suborder Serpentes
Order Squamata

Turtles
Order Testudines
 

 

     
Modern Frogs and Toads
Order Anura
American Alligators 
Alligator mississippiensis
   

Insects (Phylum Arthropoda)

   
Butterflies or
Common Butterflies or Butterfly Index Superfamily Papilionoidea
Skippers
Family Hesperiidae
Moths
Order Lepidoptera (other than butterflies and skippers)
   

 

         
Dragonflies
Suborder Anisoptera
 Damselflies
Suborder Zygoptera
Bees, Wasps, Ants
Order Hymenoptera
Flies
Order Diptera
         

 

 
Beetles
Order Coleoptera
True Bugs
Suborder Heteroptera
Order Hemiptera
Hoppers
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha
Order Hemiptera
Aphids
Family Aphididae
Order Hemiptera
 

 

   
  Mantids
Family Mantidae
Order Dictyoptera
Cockroaches
Family Blattidae
Order Dictyoptera

Crickets & Grasshoppers
Order Orthoptera

 

 

Dobsonflies and Fishflies
Order Megaloptera
Stoneflies
Order Mecoptera
Scorpionflies and Hangingflies
Order Mecoptera
Bark Lice
Order Psocoptera
Eastern Subterranean Termites
Reticulotermes flavipes

 

Lacewings and Antlions
Order Neuroptera
Mayflies
Order Ephemeroptera
Silverfish
Family Leptismatidae
Order Zygentoma

Non-insect Arthropods (Phylum Arthropoda)

     
Spiders
Order Araneae
Ticks and Mites
Order Acarina
Millipedes
Class Diplopoda
Centipedes 
Class Chilopoda
Elongate-bodied Springtails
Suborder Arthropleona
Order Collembola 


       
Crabs, Crayfish, Pillbugs, Beach Fleas, Goose Barnacles
Subphylum Crustacea
Pseudoscorpions
Order Pseudoscorpiones
       

Annelids
Annelids

Mollusks
Mollusks

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