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Insects

Any of numerous usually small arthropod animals of the class Insecta, having an adult stage characterized by three pairs of legs and a body segmented into head, thorax, and abdomen and usually having two pairs of wings.

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nymph

Animals; Insects

Name given to the young stages of those insects which undergo a partial metamorphosis. The nymph is usually quite similar to the adult except that its wings are not fully developed. It normally feeds ...

Bed bug

Animals; Insects

Bed bugs are small, elusive, parasitic insects that are usually found in family beds. They feed on human blood at night when people are asleep. The growing problem with the bed bugs is that their ...

Ladybug

Animals; Insects

Small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests

Stink bug

Animals; Insects

Also known as shield bugs, stink bugs release a pungent odour as a method of defence or when killed. Originating from Asia, they have made their way around the world and have caused many problems to ...

Shield bugs

Animals; Insects

Also known as stink bugs, shield bugs release a pungent odour as a method of defence or when killed. Originating from Asia, they have made their way around the world and have caused many problems to ...

Oviparous

Animals; Insects

Producing eggs which are hatched outside the body of the female.

Ovipositor

Animals; Insects

An appendage extending from the back end or underneath an insect used for depositing eggs.

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