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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.
Announcement of procedure: provision of preventive control services for urban pests (murids and species of the insecta and arachnidae classes), in the territorial area of the municipality of loures, to be carried out for a period of two years
The problem of corrosion and the massive lesions they make comes from the fact that one family of the insectA create a generation of 60 small larvae.
The species collected in this work during the four outings are 79 species divided into 4 classes, of which the Insecta ranks first with 72 species (AR% = 91.
Insecta, Coleoptera, Rhynchophora, Curculionidae, Curculioninae, (concluded) and Calandrinae.
All food categories were grouped into 6 diet groups: mammalia aves reptilia- amphibia insecta planta and waste (waste means human left wastes).
Insecta were well represented, accounting for 49% of prey items including 8 orders: Coleoptera, Diptera, Ephemeroptera, Hemiptera (including "Homoptera"), Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera.
These animals are springtails (Arthropoda, Insecta, Collembola), a minute primitive wingless insect with six-legs and without eyes that commonly live in total darkness in caves, where they feed on fungi and decomposing organic matter.
lima (n=192) in the San Ignacio and La Purisima drainages along the study period Phyllum/ Prey item % RII Class San Ignacio Poza Los Larga Corralitos Season Dry Rainy Dry Rainy Chlorophyceae Filamentous 25 8 17 12 23 algae Diatomeae Mollusca Gastropoda Crustacea Ostracoda 42 * 5 11 Copepoda Insecta Diptera larvae 15 1 45* Diptera pupae 2 Coleoptera larvae Hemiptera larvae Odonata larvae Trichoptera larvae 23 Plecoptera larvae Arachnida Hydracarina 4 Pisces Teleostei (scales) 6 5 13 Inorganic Sand 69 * 24 62 * 18 Others 2.
The computer-generated image of the Insecta is the brainchild of Romanian design student Iulian Bumbu.