a. Any of numerous arthropod animals of the class Insecta, having an adult stage characterized by three pairs of legs and a body segmented into head, thorax, and abdomen and usually having one or two pairs of wings. Insects include the flies, cricke
Illustration of insect. insect 1a: 1 labial palpus, 2 maxillary palpus, 3 simple eye, 4 antenna, 5 compound eye, 6 prothorax, 7 tympanum, 8 wing, 9 ovipositor, 10 spiracles, 11 abdomen, 12 metathorax, 13 mesothorax
Insect, (class Insecta or Hexapoda), any member of the largest class of the phylum Arthropoda, which is itself the largest of the animal phyla. Insects have segmented bodies, jointed legs, and external skeletons (exoskeletons).
The russet of oranges is caused by the bite of an insect on the skin. The paper was a contribution to the life-history of this minute insect. No; the spirit of a lion is not to be roused by the teasing of an insect.
insect bites and stings injuries caused by the mouth parts and venom of insects (see also bee sting).Similar conditions are caused by members of the class arachnida, which includes the spiders, scorpions, ticks, and mites; see also spider bite.
Within days of announcing the insect-collection project, the Natural History Museum of Denmark was turning away eager volunteers by the dozens.
The rate of insect extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. Photograph: Courtesy of Entomologisher Verein Krefeld The world’s insects are hurtling down the path ...