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Beetles are the most diverse group of animals in the world.
Many species of instects have evolved mimicry. To avoid predators, or avoid being detected by prey, they imitate leaves, sticks, even other insects.
Many species belonging to the order Hymenoptera are social insects.
The silkworm, along with bees are the only domesticated insects.
In this insect species there is pronounced sexual dimorphism. The male has wings and flies, while the female is legless, wingless, and has only vestigial eyes.
Insects, like birds, mammals (bats), and pterosaurs, have evolved the ability for active flight.
Fruit flies are often used in laboratory research.
Note the three pairs of legs and one pair of antennae.
Mosquitos transmit the microbes that cause malaria in humans.
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