Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic class within the subphylum Hexapoda — the insects.

Etymologies

Latin insectum cut up (segmented) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I would assume Insecta is the largest, unless you count Protista which actually seems to be a ragbag of totally unrelated things that biologists cannot not be bothered to classify properly.

    Where are all the malacologists?

  • In many cases, i.e. "Insecta," "Entomology," I have subdivided the subjects, because, by an unlucky peculiarity of workers in these subjects, men who understand zoology from its systematic side are often ignorant of anatomy, and those who know fossils are often weak in recent forms.

    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 2

  • Shao Yung Yeh, the Taiwanese designer of the 'Insecta' concept vehicle, says he drew inspiration from insects and nature when creating this futuristic car design.

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  • As far as numbers go, the whole phylum Mollusca, although large (maybe 93,000 species recognized), isn't anywhere near to being in the same town, let alone in the same ballpark, as the class Insecta with 6 to 10 million.

    Where are all the malacologists?

  • The Lamborghini Insecta Concept is a design study of a 2-seater mid-engined supercar created by Romanian Iulian Bumbu.

    Lamborghini Insecta Concept

  • The structural characters of the comprehensive type, in this instance the class Insecta, are relatively rigid and constant, whereas the organizational characters of the subordinate types are more mutable; characters limited to an even smaller circle — those that determine the type at the family and genus level — - are even more subject to transformation.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Protozoa, zooplankton and macrobenthic oligochaeta, Insecta and Mollusca have been studied with particular reference to drought conditions.

    Keoladeo (Bharatpur) National Park, India

  • Colonization of the Krakatau Islands by Psocoptera (Insecta).

    Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia

  • Class Insecta is parthenogenetic by John Toradze on Saturday, Nov 29, 2008 at 11: 41: 22 AM

    Do the Math

  • Let's do what Class Insecta does by Rady Ananda on Saturday, Nov 29, 2008 at 10: 10: 05 AM

    Do the Math

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