Please enter the wonderful World of Insects.
Insects, known in Germany as well as insects, but their name actually has a Latin origin ("Insecta"), have different effects on people. It connects them with one hand, beauty, such as a butterfly, on the other hand, negative emotions such as disgust for cockroaches or the fear of disease vectors, such as the malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in Africa live. Many insects are known as pests that destroy for their own food crops, such as aphids, but others have to man also of practical use. Here is primarily thinking of the honey bee, honey that serves people on nutrition.
The researchers of entomology, called entomologists are more than 1 million different insect species are known, they suspect, however, that there are millions of undiscovered species of insects - this warm, especially in tropical forests. In colder regions and at the water far less insects are to be found, while in the sea are not insects. Most insects live in the soil or on plants, a variety of animals also, such as fleas and lice.
In Germany, beetles, butterflies and Diptera insects with the most frequent occurrence. These are used including reptiles and birds for food. Likewise, some people eat insects - possible but in other regions of the world, like Africa or Australia
All insects have in common the structure of her body, which can be differentiated into three clearly visible parts: the head (Latin caput) with eyes, antennae and mouth parts, which the insect is used for food, chest (Latin thorax) and abdomen ( Latin abdomen). In addition, all insects with 6 legs and a tank, but its surface is marked with the different insects in different ways. So therefore, some insects, such as a hairy, other one with bristles or scales occupied tanks.
As the largest known insect is the 33 cm long stick insect, as the smallest of Federflügler. This is a beetle with a length of just 2 mm.
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