Butterflies, Dragonflies, Crickets...

Insects are the most diverse group of animals on the planet. Scientists estimate that there are 4 to 6 million species in existence and discover approximately 10,000 new ones every year. As invertebrates, insects have an exoskeleton instead of an internal structure. They undergo either complete or incomplete metamorphosis, undergoing radical changes in appearance between egg and adult.


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