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Insecta

 [in-sek´tah]
a class of arthropods whose members are characterized by division of the body into three distinct regions: head, thorax, and abdomen.

In·sec·ta

(in-sek'tă),
The insects, the largest class of the phylum Arthropoda and the largest major grouping of living things, chiefly characterized by flight, great adaptability, vast speciation in terrestrial and freshwater environments, and possession of three pairs of jointed legs and, usually, two pairs of wings. Some are parasitic, others serve as intermediate hosts for parasites, including those that cause many human diseases. Some are wingless; others, such as the Diptera, have only one pair of wings. Respiration is by tracheoles, cuticle-lined air tubes that pass air directly to the tissues. Development in higher forms is holometabolous and passes through distinctive egg, larval, pupal, and adult stages.
Synonym(s): Hexapoda
[L. pl. of insectus, insect, fr. in-seco, pp. -sectus, to cut into]

In·sec·ta

(in-sek'tă)
The insects, the largest class of the phylum Arthropoda and the largest major grouping of living things, chiefly characterized by flight, great adaptability, vast speciation in terrestrial and freshwater environments, and possession of three pairs of jointed legs and, usually, two pairs of wings. Some are parasitic, others serve as intermediate hosts for parasites, including those that cause many human diseases.
[L. pl. of insectus, insect, fr. in-seco, pp. -sectus, to cut into]

Patient discussion about Insecta

Q. an insect bite seems infected and is bleeding... the area under the skin is hard and sore... when pressed it bleeds quite a bit

A. It sounds like you have cellulitis around the area of the bite, and you should see a doctor to decide whether or not this requires antibiotics.

Q. My friend told me that people who allergic to dust are actually allergic to small insect. Is he fooling with me?

A. thanks :)

Q. does mosquito bites considered as an edema a bet with a friend- please help solve an issue an help me win a new I pod :)

A. (don't take the mini i-pod, it sucks). it's true-the mosquito has a number of proteins and materials in his saliva that works as anticoagulants and vasodilators (blood vessel broadening). these causes the bite area to start an immune reaction and one of the consequences is an edema-"an increase of interstitial fluid in any organ", that means fluids are exiting blood system. in this case- not too much...

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(2007) Checklist of the Neotropical mantids (Insecta, Dictyoptera, Mantodea).
Reddell J (1983) A checklist and bibliography of the Japygoidea (Insecta: Diplura) of North America.
Class Order Family Species Arachnida Scorpionida Insecta Coleoptera Carabidae Insecta Coleoptera Chelonariidae Insecta Coleoptera Chrysomelidae Insecta Coleoptera Dytiscidae Insecta Coleoptera Histeridae Insecta Coleoptera Passalidae Aceraius spp.
New Baetidae (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) records from Venezuela and nymph description of an unnamed Fallceon species.
Identification of the terebrantian thrips (Insecta, Thysanoptera) associated with cultivated plants in Java, Indonesia.
A revision of Asian species of genus Halys Fabricius based on the type material (Insecta, Heteroptera, Pentatomidae, Pentatominae).