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Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

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taxon, taxa

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (T)
No Taxon taxon, taxa
Identification
taxon noun, plural taxa - a taxonomic unit, a name designating an organism or group of organisms. A taxon is assigned a rank and can be placed at a particular level in a systematic hierarchy reflecting evolutionary relationships (Wikipedia). Examples relevant to BugGuide include:
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Subspecies
Internet References
Wikipedia: Taxon
Kendall Bioresearch: Classification of Insects