Home > Industry/Domain > Animals > Insects


Any of numerous usually small arthropod animals of the class Insecta, having an adult stage characterized by three pairs of legs and a body segmented into head, thorax, and abdomen and usually having two pairs of wings.

Contributors in Insects


small paper wasp

Animals; Insects

Polistes stigma is a small paper wasp. It is rich brown colour with lighter orange brown legs and antennae. The end of the abdomen is banded with yellow. The wings have a dark spot near the tip of ...

trilobite cockroach

Animals; Insects

The trilobite cockroach is a native species that spends most of its time under leaf litter or under logs. They live in small colonies and can communicate with each other using scent. The young have ...

tree termite

Animals; Insects

Nasutitermes walkeri soldiers have a rounded head and long straight mandibles. The soldiers are pale yellowish brown colour. Not a major pest termite. Nests are visible on tree trunks or forks of ...

transverse ladybird

Animals; Insects

The transverse ladybirds is bright orange-red in colour with black markings on their back. There is a dark strip down the centre where the wings meet, and prominent V-shaped markings on each side. ...

tortoise shelled ladybird

Animals; Insects

The tortoise-shelled ladybird is an average sized yellow ladybird with stripes along and across the body in a net pattern. It has two black stripes running from the eyes to the wing covers. The ...

tobacco moth

Animals; Insects

The tobacco moth is an introduced pest species of moth. The adult moth has brownish grey forewings crossed with two light bands. The hindwings are paler and plain grey. The caterpillar is dark to ...

tobacco looper

Animals; Insects

The Tobacco Looper adult moth is mainly brown, with a tuft of hairs on its head There is a silvery pattern on the forewings and a small letter-S shape. Some adults had grey patches on the forewings. ...

Featured blossaries

Theater Arts

Category: Entertainment   1 20 Terms

Celebrities Born Under the Sign of Aries

Category: Entertainment   1 11 Terms