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1 Don't Bug Me: What is an insect?

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ants, moths, butterflies, fly, caterpillars, cockroaches, grasshoppers
what are some examples of insects
arthropods with three body sections, six legs, one pair of antennae, and usually one or two pairs of wings
insects
head, thorax, and abdomen
what are the three body sections of an insect
thorax
the midsection to which wings and legs are attached
head
the area on which most of the insect's sense organs are located
the mouthparts
which part of an insect is highly adapted for getting food
complete metamorphosis
the life cycle of an insect which includes all four stages
egg, larva, pupa, adult
what are the four stages of an insects complete metamorphosis life cycle
larva
the part of the life cycle of an insect where they look like a worm
pupa
the part of the life cycle of an insect where they are enclosed in a protective covering
incomplete metamorphosis
the life cycle of an insect which has no pupa stage
egg, larva, adult
what are the three stages of incomplete metamorphosis
nymph
immature form of a terrestrial (land) insect that looks like the adult insect without wings (gradual metamorphosis)
exoskeleton
all arthropods have a protective skeleton made of chitin on the outside of the body
invertebrates
all arthropods have no backbone
Carolus Linneaus
a Swedish physician who streamlined the naming of organisms
binominal nomenclature
the naming of organisms by genus and species
Insects
the most abundant life form known to science
naiad
immature form of an aquatic insect that do not look like the adults (incomplete metamorphosis)
Hemimetabolous Development
another name for incomplete metamorphosis
Holometabolous Development
another name for complete metamorphosis
metamorphosis
means "change in form"
molt
to shed the exoskeleton in order to grow
instar
the stage of life between each molt
parthenogenesis
a process when young develop from unfertilized eggs