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Subphylum Hexapoda - Hexapods

Monarch - Danaus plexippus - male Uncommon ochodaeid - Codocera gnatho - male BG2278 E0187 - Cylindromyia springtail - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus Proturan found under bark of small branch. Diplura
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Explanation of Names
From Greek hex six, plus podos foot, or leg.
Identification
Hexapoda proper noun - six-legged arthropods; a taxonomic group (subphylum or superclass) comprising the insects as well as three smaller groups of wingless arthropods: Collembola (Springtails), Protura, and Diplura (Two-pronged Bristletails).
hexapod noun - a member of the Hexapoda.
See Also
compare Myriapoda ("ten-thousand legs"--millipedes, centipedes, etc.)
phylum Arthropoda
Internet References
Wikipedia--Hexapoda
Tree of Life Web--Hexapoda
This information has been copied from a glossary page (1), created by Cotinis.
Works Cited
1.Hexapoda, hexapod