Dominating the biological spectrum with nearly a million known species, members of insecta may represent as much as 90% of multicellular life on earth though the incredible diversity of insects overwhelms any attempt at inclusive summarization, adult members of this class can be identified by the following. Insects belong to a class under phylum arthropoda. Mention “bugs” in any classroom and you're bound to gain the instant attention of your students because of the incredible way insects have woven their way into just about every subject of human study, insect-related curriculum represents a wealth of subjects to motivate and inspire students of all ages the class insecta. Class insecta the class insecta is composed entirely of insects and is the largest group in the animal kingdom, with 29 orders and 800 000 known species it is estimated that there may be up to 50 000 000 species of insects on earth, most of which have not yet been discovered insects are in the phylum arthropoda along.
To learn more about arthropods, look at the previous page the class insecta of the arthropoda phylum is by far the most successful and diverse taxon on planet earth in fact, there are more species of insect than any other species combined this surely illustrates that insects have particular selective. Regarding insect origins, gaunt and miles (2002) propose based molecular clock analyses encompassing five insect orders (blattaria, orthoptera, hemiptera, diptera, and lepidoptera) that the class insecta common ancestor may have been anostraca (fairy shrimps) at around the ordovician-silurian boundary around 434. Insects or insecta (from latin insectum) are hexapod invertebrates and the largest group within the arthropod phylum definitions and circumscriptions vary usually, insects comprise a class within the arthropoda as used here, the term insecta is synonymous with ectognatha insects have a chitinous exoskeleton,.
Insect, (class insecta or hexapoda), any member of the largest class of the phylum arthropoda, which is itself the largest of the animal phyla insects have segmented bodies, jointed legs, and external skeletons (exoskeletons) insects are distinguished from other arthropods by their body, which is divided into three major. Research project: class insecta insects are invertebrates in the class insecta from the phylum arthopoda arthropods include more than 850,000 species and form by far the largest phylum in the animal kingdom, exceeding in number all the other phyla combined the characteristic tough exoskeleton and jointed limbs are. Current category » introduction to entomology characteristics of insect class insecta 1 these are tracheated arthropods 2 it possesses 3 pairs of jointed legs 3 body is segmented 4 insect body is divided into 3 regions viz, head, thorax and abdomen 5 it possesses a pair of compound eyes & antennae 6 two pairs of. Class insecta contains all insects and belong to the phylum arthropoda it is the most diverse group of organisms on earth learn more about.
With around one million named species and perhaps several times that number unnamed, insects account for a great majority of the species of animals on earth they are a tremendously successful group insects can be found in almost all terrestrial and freshwater habitats, from the driest deserts to freshwater ponds, from. Here is the complete classification of a particular species, in this case the honeybee—apis mellifera (linnaeus): kingdom animalia phylum arthropoda class insecta order hymenoptera family apidae genus apis species mellifera scientists refer to a species with the genus name, the species name, and sometimes the.
Posts about insecta class written by irene lobato vila. Class insecta of phylum arthropoda has undergone and continues to undergo changes in its classification here is an alphabetical list of insect orders in current usage with examples of insects types: 1 blattodea cockroaches 2 coleoptera beetles 3 collembola springtails 4 dermaptera earwigs 5 diplura diplurans 6. Each phylum is subdivided in classes, for example the class hexapoda (= insects ) classes are subdivided into orders, for example the order coleoptera (= beetles) orders are divided into families, families into genera (singular: genus), and genera are divided into species (see table 1) within the class hexapoda there.
The class insecta, or insects, are the arthropoda that have three pairs of legs, a segmented body divided into three regions (head, thorax, and abdomen), one pair of antennae and, usually, wings other arthropoda classes have more than three pairs of legs and only one or two body regions, and they never have wings. This is a video performed for dr overall's class in spring 2014 by lexi thompson and lexi culver.
(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders word family class insecta the class insecta family usage examples all sourcesfictionarts / culturenewsbusinesssportsscience / medtechnology within the phylum arthropoda, most of our specimens belonged to class insecta new york times mar 19, 2014. A screencast about the class insecta. Insect scientists (entomologists) categorize groups of living entities as how they are related through the theory of evolution in an order, there are classes, orders, suborders, families and genera, which constitute the living things that procreate with one another more than 1 million of the categorized 2. The insects (class insecta) are divided into a number of orders these are grouped together into two sub-classes called the apterygota (wingless insects) and the pterygota (winged insects) - for further information on classes, orders and sub-classes see the classification section in addition to the class insecta there are.