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Groups of Animals : Question 3
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The characteristics of insects are:

INSECT CHARACTERISTICS

- They have three parts to the body: the head, the thorax, and the abdomen

- They have three pairs of legs attached to the thorax

- They may have 0, 1 or 2 pairs of wings

Now study the list of animals below and decide if they are insects or not. In each case give one reason for your answer.

LIST OF ANIMALS

millipede

wasp

spider

butterfly

scorpion

great diving beetle

woodlouse

ant

moth

locust

slug

dragonfly

An example has been completed for you.

ANIMAL

INSECT
(YES OR NO)

REASON FOR CHOICE

shrimp

no

a shrimp has too many legs

millipede

  

  

butterfly

  

  

woodlouse

  

  

locust

  

  

wasp

  

  

scorpion

  

  

ant

  

  

slug

  

  

spider

  

  

great diving beetle

  

  

moth

  

  

dragonfly