Insecta


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Noun1.Insecta - insectsInsecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
Arthropoda, phylum Arthropoda - jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnids; crustaceans; insects; millipedes; centipedes
Mantophasmatodea, order mantophasmatodea - an order of insect identified in 2002 in a 45 million year old piece of amber from the Baltic region
Mecoptera, order Mecoptera - an order of carnivorous insects usually having long membranous wings and long beaklike heads with chewing mouths at the tip
Collembola, order Collembola - minute wingless arthropods: springtails
order Protura, Protura - minute wingless arthropods: telsontails
Anoplura, order Anoplura - sucking lice
Diptera, order Diptera - a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
Hymenoptera, order Hymenoptera - an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.
Isoptera, order Isoptera - order of social insects that live in colonies, including: termites; often placed in subclass Exopterygota
order Orthoptera, Orthoptera - grasshoppers and locusts; crickets
order Phasmatodea, order Phasmida, Phasmatodea, Phasmida - in some classifications considered a suborder of Orthoptera: stick insects; leaf insects
Exopterygota, Hemimetabola, subclass Exopterygota - subclass of insects characterized by gradual and usually incomplete metamorphosis
Dictyoptera, order Dictyoptera - in some classifications replaced by the orders (here suborders) Blattodea (cockroaches) and Manteodea (mantids); in former classifications often subsumed under a much broader order Orthoptera
Hemiptera, order Hemiptera - plant bugs; bedbugs; some true bugs; also includes suborders Heteroptera (true bugs) and Homoptera (e.g., aphids, plant lice and cicadas)
Corrodentia, order Corrodentia, order Psocoptera, Psocoptera - an order of insects: includes booklice and bark-lice
Neuroptera, order Neuroptera - an order of insects including: lacewings; antlions; dobsonflies; alderflies; fish flies; mantispids; spongeflies
Odonata, order Odonata - dragonflies and damselflies
order Trichoptera, Trichoptera - an order of insects consisting of caddis flies
order Thysanura, Thysanura - firebrats; silverfish; machilids
Dermaptera, order Dermaptera - earwigs and a few related forms
Lepidoptera, order Lepidoptera - moths and butterflies
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
References in classic literature ?
In the first place, let me read to you a schoolboy account of the genus Sphinx, of the family Crepuscularia of the order Lepidoptera, of the class of Insecta -- or insects.
The species composition of thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) inhabiting mango orchards in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
MANTIDS (INSECTA: MANTODEA) OF THE SELVA EL OCOTE BIOSPHERE RESERVE, CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Within the Arthropoda it belongs to the higher taxon, the Entognathous Hexapoda, as mouthparts are hidden inside the buccal cavity unlike the Insecta. Womersley (1939) was the last taxonomist to publish on the Australian members of the class.
Then they consider arthropod pests by orders and families within the classes Insecta, Symphyla, Arachnida, and Malacostraca.
Compared to how long the Class Insecta has been around, ancient man has been in existence less than one tenth of the time, and modern man one 10,000th of the time, so we should admire the insect's abilities to survive and endure, in spite of how annoying that mosquito is on your patio on the Fourth of July.