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Subphylum Hexapoda - Hexapods

Monarch - Danaus plexippus - male Uncommon ochodaeid - Codocera gnatho - male BG2278 E0187 - Cylindromyia Wood Cockroach - Parcoblatta pennsylvanica shore bug - Pentacora ligata springtail - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus Proturan found under bark of small branch. Diplura
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Explanation of Names
From Greek hex six, plus podos foot, or leg.
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
Tree of Life Web--Hexapoda
This information has been copied from a glossary page (1), created by Cotinis.
Works Cited
1.Hexapoda, hexapod