Tag Archives: Anatomical terms of location

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Ento.101: Legs

(Previous Article: Insect Wing Structure) Continuing with entomological self-education… Legs: they define the Hexapods: attached to the prothorax, mesothorax and metathorax of  most mature adults in Class Insecta are a pair of legs, giving six […]

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Ento. 101: Wing Structure and Venation

The saga continues: Entomology 101: Wing Structure and Wing Venation. In the last section I introduced insect wings and will now move on to look at wing structure and venation. This post will confine itself […]

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Ento. 101: External Structure – the Thorax

Re-cap: In previous posts I covered the insect integument and the first tagma – the head, with mouthparts, eyes and antenna.The insect body is divided into three tagma: the head, thorax and abdomen (Fig. 1). In this post I will […]

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