Insects are invertebrates.They have no backbone.They have six legs.They have three body parts:Head, thorax and abdomen.
Insects are the largest group of arthropods. There are over 800,000different types of insects. Insects are very adaptable, living almosteverywhere in the world. Common insects include the fly, beetle,moth, dragonfly, bee, wasp and praying mantis.
Insects are very important to us:Bees produce honey and transport the pollen of the flowers tocreate new flowers. Plants produce oxygen and we can breathe.
Do people eat insects?More than 1,000 insect species are eaten around the world in 80% of countries.
Can insects spread illness?There are many insects that are the primary or intermediate hosts orcarriers of human diseases. The foremost disease carried by insects ismalaria.