Etymology. The word "insect" comes from the Latin word insectum, meaning "with a notched or divided body", or literally "cut into", from the neuter singular past ...
An online resource devoted to North American insects, spiders and their kin, offering identification, images, and information.
Insects (Insecta) are the most diverse of all animal groups. There are more species of insects than there are species of all other animals combined.
Characteristics. Insects have a large number of unique, derived characteristics, although none of these are externally obvious in most species. These include ...
Read about Insecta (insects) on the Animal Diversity Web.
Insecta[in′sek·tə] (invertebrate zoology) A class of the Arthropoda typically having a segmented body with an external, chitinous covering, a pair of compound ...
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noun 1. any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small, air-breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), and having ...
Discover Life's page about the biology, natural history, ecology, identification and distribution of Insecta - Insects, Entognatha, Hexapods, Hexapoda -- Discover Life
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