WILDLIFE

P H O T O G R A P H Y

IIINSECTS

Insects are a class of invertebrates that have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae. The word "insect" comes from the Latin word insectum, meaning "with a notched or divided body".

 

Insects are incredibly diverse, with the number of extant species estimated at between six and ten million. 

They represent a staggering 90% of the differing animal life forms on Earth.

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Honey Bee on a lotus

Insects make up c.90% of all know species. Here a Bee (Apis mellifera) poses in the natural symmetry of nature for my camera. The honey bee needs an internal body temperature of 35 °C (95 °F) to fly.