Drawings and Diagrams

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Insect Antennae


Capitate antenna


Clavate antenna


Setaceous antenna


Moniliform antenna


Geniculate antenna

aristate antennae

Aristate antennae

Insect Legs

cursorial leg - cockroach

cursorial leg - cockroach


saltatorial leg (grasshopper_

raptorial leg

raptorial leg (giant water bug)

natatorial leg

natatorial leg (predaceous diving beetle)

fossorial leg

fossorial leg (mole cricket)

Insect Metamorphosis

Ametabolous metamorphosis

Incomplete metamorphosis

Holometabolous metamorphosis

Insect Respiration

insect respiratory system

Diagram of a simple insect tracheal system.

Dragonfly Images





Aquatic Insect Images

Dicosmoecus gilvipes

Dicosmoecus gilvipes larva. Redrawn from Limm and Power 2011.

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