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U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Insects

    Insects are a class, Insecta, of Arthropoda whose members are characterized by division into three parts: head, thorax, and abdomen. They are the dominant group of animals on earth, several hundred thousand different kinds having been described. They have lived on earth for about 350 million years, as compared with less than 2 million for man. While insects are often commercially valuable and useful as scavengers, many species are harmful, causing enormous losses in agriculture and storage. Three orders, HEMIPTERA; DIPTERA; and Siphonaptera; are of medical interest in that they cause disease in man and animal. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Borror et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p1)

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  1. insects

    Plural noun of the word insect.

    Insects are a vital part of the ecology on planet Earth so they are respected.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 22, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insects in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insects in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Albert Einstein, Dilip Kumar Roy, (famous Indian classical singer), had cited the above quotation of Einstein in one of his let:

    Let us not forget that knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life. ... I claim credit for nothing. Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insects as well as for the stars, Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.

  2. Leah Bessa:

    Some insects, like the black solider fly larvae, have the ability to feed on a wide range of organic matter, for example, the spent grain left over from brewing beer is used to feed the larvae.

  3. Andrea Bergmann:

    We have always been at the forefront when it comes to finding new trends and offering innovative products to our customers. Insects present culinary variety and an interesting composition of nutrients, such as proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, mineral and fiber, we are convinced that there are many foodies and open-minded customers in Switzerland, who will try and like insects or insect products - not only as an alternative to meat but also for culinary reasons.

  4. Martha Desmond:

    This is devastating. Climate charge is playing a role in this. we lost 3 billion birds in the US since 1970 and we've also seen a tremendous decline in insects, so an event like this is terrifying to these populations and it's devastating to see.

  5. Leah Bessa:

    We decided to focus on an industry [ food ] that is under a lot of pressure due to animal welfare and environmental concerns, insects aren't sentient beings, and they only grow in the conditions in which they thrive, so the farming conditions cater to their animal welfare needs.

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