a type of arthropod…
• Within the group
“Arthropod”, there is All Arthropods
the group of animals
known as insects.
• Insects account for
about 80% of all
Other Arthropods Insects
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Key structures of Key structures of
• Insects are 3 or more pairs of 3 pairs of jointed
arthropods. jointed legs legs
• For an organism to covering entire covering entire
belong to the insect body body
group, it needs to Body made of 2 or Body made of 3
have specific traits. more distinct distinct
Some have wings or specialized mouths.
• All arthropods have a body with at least 2
distinct body segments.
• Insects, which belong in the arthropod
group, have 3 distinct body segments.
• They are the Head, Thorax, and Abdomen.
• The thorax is the mobility segment of an
• The legs and wings are attached to the
• The digestive system is located in the
• The brain is located in the head. (of course)
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