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Description:Though this is an illustration of a mosquito, it reveals some of the basic characteristics of all adult insects.
The members of the class Insecta possess a body that is divided into three parts, the head, thorax, and abdomen. They are the dominant group of animals on earth with several hundred thousand different genera having been described.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Robert E. Sanders
Creation Date:1972
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Links:CDC – National Center for Infectious Diseases – Travelers’ Health – Protection Against Mosquitoes and Other Arthropods
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