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vertebrate
an animal with a backbone
invertebrate
an animal without a backbone
exoskeleton
the hard outer covering of an insect
molting
shedding the outer covering
ovipositor
an insect's egg laying organ
spiracles
holes in an insect's body for breathing
Name the three special characteristics of insects
1. An outside skeleton
2. Three body parts
3. Six jointed legs
List the three body parts of insects.
1. Head
2. Thorax
3. Abdomen
Name in order the four stages of complete metamorphosis.
1. Egg
2. Larva
3. Pupa
4. Adult
metamorphosis
a change in form
larva
a caterpillar, maggot or grub
chrysalis
a hard shell covering made by a butterfly larva
cocoon
a silk case made by a moth larva
pupa
an insect in the stage between larval and adult
hypothesis
a reasonable or sensible explanation based on observation
experiment
a planned way to test a hypothesis
sensilla
tiny hairs for hearing and sensing
compound eyes
large eyes made up of many small eyes enabling insects to see in almost all directions at once
predator
an animal that captures and eats other animals
camouflage
a disguise that causes people or animals to blend in with their surroundings
mimicry
when a harmless animal looks like a harmful one
Name five ways that insects communicate
1. sight
2. smell
3. touch
4. dancing
5. sound