WILDLIFE

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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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SpyBug or Tiger Beetle

Cicindela aurulenta, There are four commonly seen species of Tiger Beetle in Hong Kong. These beetles are carnivorous.  The fastest species of tiger beetle can run at a speed of 9 km/h (5.6 mph), or about 53.87 body lengths per second. Tiger beetles are considered a good indicator species and have been used in ecological studies on biodiversity.

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