Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Arthopoda, characterized by an exoskeleton made of chitin and a segmented body with pairs of jointed appendages. Arthropods share many features with annelids and may have evolved from them in the Precambrian Era. Arthropods include the insects, crustaceans, arachnids, myriapods, and extinct trilobites, and are the largest phylum in the animal kingdom.
An enthusiasm or obsession:
A person or thing that causes trouble, annoyance, discomfort, etc.; nuisance; specif., any destructive or troublesome insect, small animal, weed, etc.
An image of this beetle, cut from a stone or gem, often engraved with religious or historical inscriptions on the flat underside and, formerly, esp. in ancient Egypt, worn as a charm or used as a seal
Animals that prey on farm animals or game or that destroy crops.
Any of an order (Odonata) or suborder (Anisoptera) of large insects, harmless to people, having narrow, transparent, net-veined wings and feeding mostly on flies, mosquitoes, etc. while in flight
The definition of a worm is an animal that is slender, soft and often segmented, or an insect larva, or a nasty person, or an unauthorized computer program.
Any of several large European scarab beetles whose grubs live in the soil and feed on the roots of plants
Any of numerous hymenopteran insects of the family Formicidae, characteristically having wings only in the males and fertile females and living in colonies that have a complex social organization.
An aphid, especially one of the genus Aphis.
Any of a family (Curculionidae) of weevils
Any of various small fruit flies of the genus Drosophila, one species of which ( D. melanogaster ) is used extensively in genetic research to study patterns of inheritance and the functions of genes.
Alternative form of walking stick.
Any of a large family (Culicidae) of two-winged dipteran insects, the females of which have skin-piercing mouthparts used to extract blood from animals, including humans: some varieties are carriers of certain diseases, as malaria and yellow fever
Any of an order (Anoplura) of small, flat, wingless insects with sucking mouthparts, parasitic on the skin or hair of humans and some other mammals; esp., the human body louse (Pediculus humanus corporis) and head louse (P. h. capitis)
a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
Any of numerous hemipteran insects of the family Pentatomidae, having a broad, flattened body and emitting a strong odor from glands in the abdomen.
The definition of a beetle is an insect of the Coleoptera order that has a tough round body and two sets of wings, one which is stiff and protects the other.
A hook covered with feathers, colored silk, etc. to resemble an insect, used as a lure in fishing: a wet fly drifts below the surface of the water, and a dry fly floats on it
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