What makes an insect an insect are six legs, jointed bodies and an exoskeleton. Insects are cold blooded, and lay eggs. They have no lungs but breathe through spiracles found in their sides.Know More
The body of an insect is divided into the head, the thorax and the abdomen. The head contains the insect's mouth parts, eyes and antennae. The thorax holds the legs and the muscles used in locomotion. The abdomen holds the digestive and reproductive organs.
The exoskeleton is made out of a tough material made of chitin. To grow, the insect must shed this exoskeleton or moult from time to time.Learn more in Zoology
Insect "feelers" are called antennae. "Feelers" is the wrong term for these organs because they don't actually feel anything. Antennae are covered in olfactory openings that allow the insect to detect odors in the air.Full Answer >
The sound of the blue whale, which measures 188 decibels and travels up to 500 miles, is the loudest among all animals, according to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. On land, the loudest animal sound comes from the howler monkey and can be heard for up to 3 miles.Full Answer >
The qualities of a good index fossil are that it belongs to a relatively abundant and widely dispersed species that nevertheless existed for only a brief time on Earth. Marine animals best suit these parameters as sea currents carry them to distant shores where the tide gradually layers upon them the sediments that later form solid, sedimentary rock. The most common index fossils are the pre-historic mollusks called ammonites.Full Answer >
Mammals have characteristics in their cells and bodies that help classify them as mammals. All mammals are vertebrates, are endothermic, have hair on their bodies and produce milk in order to feed their young.Full Answer >