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The largest and most diverse animals on earth, insects encompass over 925,000 different species. Found worldwide, in almost any climent and habitat, they share the common characteristics of a having an invertebrate (spineless) body divided into three parts (head, thorax and abdomen), with six legs, and a hard outer covering called an exoskeleton. They range in size from less than a millimeter to over 18 centimeters, and come in an endless variety of shapes and colors. Some insects include beetles, bees and wasps, flies, butterflies and moths... Click here for more info...

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A cockroach can breathe without its head. This is because cockroaches do not have muscular lungs, the way that humans do. Instead, cockroaches breathe through tubes attached to small, valved openings on the sides of its body.


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