What are insects?
Insects are animals belonging to the class known as Insecta.
- The body is divided into 3 sections:
- They have 6 legs attached to the thorax.
- They usually have wings, also attached to the thorax.
- In insects such as beetles, the elytrae (= hard wings) cover the flying wings and lie flat against the abdomen at rest.
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