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Insects What are insects? October 30, 06 Insects are the most diverse and numerous of the arthropods. 1.1 million different species.

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2 Insects What are insects? October 30, 06

3 Insects are the most diverse and numerous of the arthropods. 1.1 million different species.

4 Characteristics of insects The body is divided in three segments:l Head which contains the eyes and the antennae.

5 Characteristics of insects Thorax where the six legs are attached, and two or four wings.

6 Characteristics of insects Abdomen which contains the heart and stomach

7 InsectInsect Life Cycle Metamorphosis is the process by which all insects mature.

8 Different kinds of metamorphosis Gradual metamorphosis: the simplest form of metamorphosis.

9 Complete metamorphosis which includes four stages: Egg Larva Pupa Adult

10 Habitat Insects can be found in almost every habitat from lush rainforest to the harshest of deserts.

11 How do insects stay safe? Camouflage Sharp spikes

12 How do insects stay safe? Foul odor Venom


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