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Parts of insects

abdomen

noun

the back part of the three parts into which an insect’s body is divided

antenna

noun

one of the two long thin parts on an insect’s head that it uses to feel things with

compound eye

noun

the type of eye that insects and crustaceans have, made from several different parts that are sensitive to light

feelers

noun

the two long thin parts on an insect’s head that it uses to feel things

gossamer

noun

the very thin light fibres produced by spiders and found hanging on trees and bushes

leg

noun

one of the parts of the body of an insect or animal that it uses for walking

mandible

noun

either of the two parts of an insect’s mouth that it uses for biting

pincer

noun

a large strong part on some insects and shellfish that moves like scissors, used for holding things and attacking enemies

proboscis

noun

a long tube on the outside of the mouth of some insects that is used for sucking

segment

noun

one of the parts of something such as a flower or an insect’s body that has clearly separate parts

simple eye

noun

an eye in insects and some other creatures that has a single lens

sucker

noun

a round structure on the bodies of some insects, frogs, and octopuses that allows them to stick to surfaces

thorax

noun

the part of an insect’s body that its legs and wings are joined to

vein

noun

one of the tubes that carry liquids through plants or insects

wing

noun

one of the parts on a bird, insect, or bat that move up and down and allow it to fly. Birds have two wings, but insects have either two or four wings

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a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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