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An insect is any one of a large class of arthopod animals found in most environments on earth. The many different species of insects have in common a division of the body into three parts1 - head, thorax and abdomen - six legs connecting to the thorax, compound eyes and one pair of antennae. Being arthopods they also possess an exoskeleton.

Internal arrangements are generally quite rudimentary - the body is filled with a (usually yellowish) fluid matrix called haemolymph (since it fulfills the functions of both blood and lymph in higher animals), a primitive CNS, a simple gut and a heart like organ which circulates the haemolymph. Breathing is through vents in the body known as spiracles which let on to simple ducts in contact with the haemolymph.


Some Types of Insect



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