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Entomology. The study of insects. What is an Insect. Exoskeleton made of chitin 3 pairs of legs (hexapod) Two pairs of wings (exceptions) One pair of antennae One pair of compound eyes ( ocelli may also be present). What is taxonomy.

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Entomology

Entomology

The study of insects


What is an insect

What is an Insect

  • Exoskeleton made of chitin

  • 3 pairs of legs (hexapod)

  • Two pairs of wings (exceptions)

  • One pair of antennae

  • One pair of compound eyes (ocelli may also be present)


What is taxonomy

What is taxonomy

  • The science of describing biological organisms based on their characteristics and grouping them accordingly

  • Current science relies on characteristics that are inherited from a common ancestor

    • So not only can we tell species A from B and C

    • We can also say A is more closely related to B than to C

  • So we get a ‘nested’ taxonomic system.


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