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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]

Insecta

/In·sec·ta/ (-sek´tah) a class of arthropods whose members are characterized by division into three parts: 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.
[L. pl. of insectus, insect, fr. in-seco, pp. -sectus, to cut into]

Insecta

a class of arthropods whose members are characterized by division of the body into three distinct regions: head, thorax, and abdomen, and have three pairs of legs.

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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If you are partial to Insecta then you will love May Berenbaum's (1995) Bugs in the System, that deals with all things entomological.
Mae gan lawer iawn o aelodau'r Insecta ddau ber o adenydd, er enghraifft glonnod byw a gwyfynod.
Reino: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Clase: Insecta Orden: Odonata Familia: Corduliidae Genero: Somatochlora Especie: S.
Not only does the Insecta bednet work to meet its stated objective: kill mosquitoes, but we've been able to manufacture it so that a minimum amount of insecticide is used.
8: Insecta II (Hemiptera, Me galoptra, Neuroptera, Trichoptera and Lepidoptera).
During this period, 570 individuals of nine orders were collected from marked plants, seven of which belonged to the class Insecta (Table 1).
intermedia webs represented five invertebrate groups, Insecta being the dominant group in both habitats (Table 1).
Based upon current literature, little is known about diversity of the class Insecta in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.
Arthropoda Adults Larvae Insecta Calliphoridae Phormia regina (Meigen) 13 Cimicidae Cimex pilosellus (Horvath) 20 6 Dermestidae Anthrenus sp.
The first letter of intent provides for the exchange of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Insecta Sales, Inc.