- Entomology is a branch of Zoology which deals with the study of insects.
- The word originates from the Greek word 'entom', meaning 'notched' which relates to the segmented body of an insect.
- These insects are by far the most numerous animals on the earth.
- There are at least 1 million different species of insects that have been documented, but estimates of the total number of species that exist range from 5 million to 80 million.
- Insects can live in the most inhospitable places on the Earth from the frozen Antarctic to the burning hot deserts of South America.
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What is entomology?
An explanation of the subject of entomology
Originally published: Tuesday, 4th July 2006
Last updated on: Wednesday, 8th August 2007
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