What is another word for insecta?

Pronunciation: [ˌɪnsˈɛktə] (IPA)

Insecta is commonly known as insects, but it has numerous synonyms. Some of these synonyms refer to subsets of the Insecta class, such as arachnids and crustaceans. Others are specific to particular species, such as mosquitoes, bees, and ants. The term Hexapoda is often used in scientific contexts to refer to insects, including beetles, butterflies, and grasshoppers. Entomology is the scientific study of insects and is therefore sometimes used as a synonym for Insecta. It is worth noting that while these terms often refer to the same animals, some subsets of Hexapoda may have distinct anatomical and behavioral characteristics from other groups of insects.

Synonyms for Insecta:

What are the hypernyms for Insecta?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Insecta

The following list gives the orders or principal groups into which the Class insecta may be divided.
"On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects"
Sir John Lubbock
It is also a typical insect, so that a careful study serves as a basis for a knowledge of the class insecta.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study"
Ontario Ministry of Education
Quo audito, ferox exit Tarentula ut muscas vel alia hujus modi insecta, quorum murmur esse putat, captat; captatur tamen ista a rustico insidiatore."
"The Life of the Spider"
J. Henri Fabre

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