The characteristics of the insects are very varied and to unify the criteria that allow them to be classified, patterns are used.
Sorting and classification is essential for the study of insects. It is important to have a standardized international system to facilitate communication among specialists. The key element of the classification is the species. Scientific names are standardized among the academic community, but many insects, particularly those of economic importance, have a large number of common names.
Insect species are the product of evolution, and systematization has been necessary to designate species and high taxonomic categories, among which the following are important (from general to particular): orders, suborders, superfamilies, families, subfamilies , tribes, subtribes, genera, subgenres, species and subspecies.