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entomology Entomology () is the scientific Science () is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge Knowledge is a familiarity or awareness, of someone or something, such as facts A fact is an occurrence in the real world. Th ...
describes terms used in the formal study of
insect Insects (from Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language A classical language is a language A language is a structured system of communication Communication (from Latin ''communicare'', meaning "to share" or "to be in ...

insect
species In biology, a species is the basic unit of biological classification, classification and a taxonomic rank of an organism, as well as a unit of biodiversity. A species is often defined as the largest group of organisms in which any two individu ...

species
by
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s.


A–C

A synthetic chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, toxic to vertebrates. Though its
phytotoxicity Phytotoxicity describes any adverse effects on plant growth, Plant physiology, physiology, or metabolism caused by a chemical substance, such as high levels of fertilizers, herbicides, heavy metals, or Nanoparticle, nanoparticles. General phytoto ...
is low, solvents in some formulations may damage certain crops. cf. the related
Dieldrin Dieldrin is an organochloride An organochloride, organochlorine compound, chlorocarbon, or chlorinated hydrocarbon is an organic compound In , organic compounds are generally any s that contain - . Due to carbon's ability to (form chains w ...

Dieldrin
,
Endrin Endrin is an organochloride An organochloride, organochlorine compound, chlorocarbon, or chlorinated hydrocarbon is an organic compound In , organic compounds are generally any s that contain - . Due to carbon's ability to (form chains wit ...

Endrin
,
Isodrin Isodrin may refer to either of two chemical compounds: * Isodrin, an organochlorine insecticide which is an isomer of aldrin Aldrin is an organochlorine insecticide that was widely used until the 1990s, when it was banned in most countries. Ald ...

Isodrin
*


D–F

A synthetic chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, toxic to vertebrates. cf. the related
Aldrin Aldrin is an organochlorine An organochloride, organochlorine compound, chlorocarbon, or chlorinated hydrocarbon is an organic compound containing at least one covalent bond, covalently bonded atom of chlorine. The chloroalkane class (alkanes wi ...

Aldrin
,
Endrin Endrin is an organochloride An organochloride, organochlorine compound, chlorocarbon, or chlorinated hydrocarbon is an organic compound In , organic compounds are generally any s that contain - . Due to carbon's ability to (form chains wit ...

Endrin
,
Isodrin Isodrin may refer to either of two chemical compounds: * Isodrin, an organochlorine insecticide which is an isomer of aldrin Aldrin is an organochlorine insecticide that was widely used until the 1990s, when it was banned in most countries. Ald ...

Isodrin
A synthetic chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, toxic to vertebrates. Though its
phytotoxicity Phytotoxicity describes any adverse effects on plant growth, Plant physiology, physiology, or metabolism caused by a chemical substance, such as high levels of fertilizers, herbicides, heavy metals, or Nanoparticle, nanoparticles. General phytoto ...
is low, solvents in some formulations may damage certain crops. cf. the related
Dieldrin Dieldrin is an organochloride An organochloride, organochlorine compound, chlorocarbon, or chlorinated hydrocarbon is an organic compound In , organic compounds are generally any s that contain - . Due to carbon's ability to (form chains w ...

Dieldrin
,
Aldrin Aldrin is an organochlorine An organochloride, organochlorine compound, chlorocarbon, or chlorinated hydrocarbon is an organic compound containing at least one covalent bond, covalently bonded atom of chlorine. The chloroalkane class (alkanes wi ...

Aldrin
,
Isodrin Isodrin may refer to either of two chemical compounds: * Isodrin, an organochlorine insecticide which is an isomer of aldrin Aldrin is an organochlorine insecticide that was widely used until the 1990s, when it was banned in most countries. Ald ...

Isodrin


G–L

A synthetic chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, toxic to vertebrates. Though its
phytotoxicity Phytotoxicity describes any adverse effects on plant growth, Plant physiology, physiology, or metabolism caused by a chemical substance, such as high levels of fertilizers, herbicides, heavy metals, or Nanoparticle, nanoparticles. General phytoto ...
is low, solvents in some formulations may damage certain crops. cf. the related
Dieldrin Dieldrin is an organochloride An organochloride, organochlorine compound, chlorocarbon, or chlorinated hydrocarbon is an organic compound In , organic compounds are generally any s that contain - . Due to carbon's ability to (form chains w ...

Dieldrin
,
Aldrin Aldrin is an organochlorine An organochloride, organochlorine compound, chlorocarbon, or chlorinated hydrocarbon is an organic compound containing at least one covalent bond, covalently bonded atom of chlorine. The chloroalkane class (alkanes wi ...

Aldrin
,
Endrin Endrin is an organochloride An organochloride, organochlorine compound, chlorocarbon, or chlorinated hydrocarbon is an organic compound In , organic compounds are generally any s that contain - . Due to carbon's ability to (form chains wit ...

Endrin


M–O


P–R


S–Z


Figures

Image:Cap ventral.svg,
Figure 1 Head
Posterior view
Image:Grasshopper-head.jpg,
Figure 2 Head
Side view
Image:2-Morphology-of-head.png,
Figure 3 Head
Morphology
Image:Charaxesvenation.jpg,
Wing venation ''Charaxes''
Image:Charaxesvenation2.jpg,
Wing venation ''Charaxes''
File:AcraeaWingVenationEltringham.jpg,
Wing venation ''Acraea''
File:Moths of the British Isles Fig05.jpg ,
Wing and body of a moth (from South ''Moths of the British Isles'')
Figure 4 File:Noctuidae Wings.png ,
Noctuidae Wings
Figure 5


See also

*
Anatomical terms of location Standard anatomical terms of location deal unambiguously with the anatomy of animals, including humans. Terms used generally derive from Latin or Greek language, Greek roots and used to describe something in its standard anatomical position. This ...
*
Butterfly Butterflies are insect Insects (from Latin ') are pancrustacean Hexapoda, hexapod invertebrates of the class (biology), class Insecta. They are the largest group within the arthropod phylum. Insects have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three ...

Butterfly
*
Caterpillar Caterpillars ( ) are the larval stage A larva (plural larvae ) is a distinct juvenile form many animal Animals (also called Metazoa) are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the Kingdom (biology), biological kingdom Anim ...

Caterpillar
* Comstock–Needham system * External morphology of Lepidoptera * Glossary of ant terms * Glossary of spider terms * Glossary of scientific names * Insect wing * Pupa


References

* * * Gordh G. and D.H. Headrick
''A Dictionary of Entomology''
Cabi 2001. * Romoser, William S. ''The Science of Entomology'', pp. 26–49. Collier-MacMillan 1973. *McAlpine, David K., 1958 A key to the Australian families of Acalptrate Diptera (Insecta) ''Records of the Australian Museum'' 24 (12) 183-19
pdf full text and figures
* McAlpine, J.F. 1981 Morphology and terminology In: McAlpine, J.P. et al. (eds.): ''Manual of Nearctic Diptera'' vol. 1 Ottawa: Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Monograph 27.
pdf
download manual * Resh, Vincent H. and R. T. Cardé, Eds. ''Encyclopedia of Insects'', pp. 15–19, 750–755. Elsevier 2003. * Wallace, Robert L. et al. ''Beck and Braithwaite's Invertebrate Zoology'', 4th Ed., pp. 248–250. MacMillan 1989.
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