- the class comprising the insects.
Origin of Insecta
1570–80; < New Latin, Latin, plural of insectum insect
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Examples from the Web for insecta
A second group is the Insecta, of which we know something already.A Civic Biology
George William Hunter
Why it is, in the Insecta, that islands should predispose to an apterous state more than continents, it is not easy to speculate.
But facts like those are, after all, nothing more than such as we may trace the counterpart of in higher animals than the Insecta.
On the other hand, we certainly cannot regard the Collembola as a group equivalent in value to the Insecta.Our Common Insects
Alpheus Spring Packard
It was thus reduced by Lamarck in area, and made to comprise only the six-legged, wing-bearing “Insecta.”