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Body

The bodies of insects are split into three parts: the head, the thorax and the abdomen. Insects can come in a range of sizes, and many have different features on their bodies that help you to identfiy them. Look at the features illustrated below before entering details of your insect.

Enter your insect's body length and check to see if it has any of the features in the list.

Approximate body length (mm):

Body features:              

Large heads      Wings fringed with hairs      Wings held over body

Large head      Hair-fringed wings       Wings held over body

Forceps at the end of the abdomen      Large hind legs

Forceps at the end of the abdomen      Large hind legs