Tenthredinidae(common sawflies) order Hymenoptera -are often black or brown, and from 3-20 mm long. Like other sawflies, they lack the slender "wasp-waist", or petiole, between the thorax and abdomen, characteristic of many hymenopterans .
Family: Mantodea-Mantids (H) Common Name: Praying Mantis Description: 2-2 1/2 in. including wings. Color will range from green to tan Habitat/Ecology: Live in meadows on foliage and flowers. Lay eggs on twigs above snow during winter which hatch in the late summer. Economic/health importance: Accidentally introduced in 1899 from Europe. They were found useful for pest control as predators to Gypsy Moth Caterpillars, however mantids are so cannibalistic that they didn't have much impact.
58. Boreidae(snow scorpionflies) order Mecoptera - are small (typically 6 mm or less), with the wings reduced to bristles or absent, and they are somewhat compressed, so in fact some resemblance to fleas is noted.