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invertebrates that have an external skeleton, a segmented body, and jointed attachments called appendages
a waxy, waterproof outer shell or outer skeleton that protects the animal and helps prevent evaporation of water
an arthropod that has two or three body sections, five or more pairs of legs, and two pairs of antennae
a process in which an animal's body undergoes dramatic changes in form during its life cycle
the hind section of an arthropod's body that contains its reproductive organs and part of its digestive tract
arthropods with three body sections, six legs, one pair of antennae, and usually one or two pairs of wings
a type of metamorphosis in which an egg hatches into a nymph that resembles an adult, and which has no distinct larval stage
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