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hexapod

(hĕk′sə-pŏd′)
n.
Any of numerous six-legged arthropods of the subphylum Hexapoda, which includes the insects and several groups formerly classified as insects, such as the springtails.
adj.
1. Of or belonging to the subphylum Hexapoda.
2. Having six legs or feet.

hex·ap′o·dous (hĕk-săp′ə-dəs) adj.

hexapod

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As the authors point out, Italy is remarkably rich in species: it has 37,303 species of Hexapoda (insects in the traditional sense), whereas in Florida an estimate of 12,500 species (Frank & McCoy 1995) has not yet been challenged seriously.
Data were split into two classifications, Hexapoda and Other, and compared between treatments using Fisher's exact test