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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Purple Saphire

Heliophorus epicles. Bright yellow underside (seen here), with orange/red margins. Dark upperwings are dashed with purple in males. Often seen "sunbathing" and has a short hopping flight to the flowers it loves.