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4 Science 2013

Section 2. Insects

animal without a backbone vertebrate
animal without a backbone Invertebrate
hard outer covering of an insect exoskeleton
shedding the outer covering molting
long,narrow, egg-laying part of a female insect ovipositor
tiny holes along the sides of an insect's body that allows air to enter an insect's body spiracles
Name the 3 special characteristics of insects. an outside skeleton (exoskeleton) 3 body parts 6 jointed legs
What does the prefix exo- mean? outside
Is an insect's stronger or weaker than bone? lighter and stronger
What is a scientist who studies insects called? entomologist
What is metamorphosis? a change in form