Insects Pathfinder

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    An insect is a small, six-legged animal. There are more that 1 million species of insects on earth, and scientists believe that there may be as many as 30 million insect species that are still not discovered. Insects live everywhere on earth, from the frozen polar regions to the deserts and even the ocean.

    Dewey Decimal Call Numbers

    • 595
    • 595.7

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    Keywords for searching the Catalog/OPAC

    • Insects
    • Metamorphosis
    • Predatory insects
    • specific name of insect: ant, beetle, butterfly, caterpillar, wasp, etc.

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    Last updated: 6/20/11


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