Insects are animals with:

Part of arthropod ("jointed foot")  phylum Arthropoda in 🐟︎ 🐢︎🐇︎🐜︎🐛︎ animal  kingdom Animalia.

Insects are divided into 6-10 million species, making up 50-90% of all animal types on earth.  You will find insects in almost all parts of the land and air, and some parts of the ocean.

🚧 In the future, we may add here identi­fi­ca­tion paths for specific species of insects, probably starting with
gall adelgid  Adelges cooleyi, hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA)  Adelges tsugae,
two-lined chestnut borer  Agrilus bilineatus, emerald ash borer (EAB)  Agrilus planipennis,

image from dress rehearsal before 4-H presentation Bee A Bee, select to view video image from rehearsal before 4-H presentation Bee A Bee, select to view video 🐝︎ honeybee  genus Apis,
🐝︎ bumblebee  genus Bombus (Michigan Natural Features Inventory), and videos above or to right of rehearsals before 4-H presentation Be a Bee.  For full effect, select a video image, then icons  captions and  fullscreen.

beech scale/beech bark disease  Cryptococcus fagisuga,
monarch butterfly  Danaus plexippus,
mountain pine beetle (MPB)  Dendroctonus ponderosae,
black-legged deer ticks  genus Ixodes ⚕︎ ticks and tick-borne diseases (🇺🇸 USA CDC),
🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula,
spruce spider mite  Olibonhychus ununguis,
Japanese beetle  Popillia japonica,
pine shoot beetle  Tomicus piniperda,

fireflies  family Lampyridae (despite its common name, not a fly but a beetle), and
🐜︎🐛︎ true bugs  order Hemiptera.

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Learn more about 🐞︎🐛︎🐜︎🐝︎ insect class Insecta

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⚕︎ Ticks and tick-borne diseases (🇺🇸 USA CDC)