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INSECT CLIPART

Free insect clipart, illustrations, images, gif bitmap graphics, pictures, flying insects, stinging insects, crawling insects, insect colonies, bugs, butterfly, monarch, moths, bees, ants, beetles, arthropods, wasps, praying mantis, flies, cicadas, earwigs, grasshoppers, and other insects drawings free for education use.  Is of large size and format and is suitable for presentations, school projects and coloring books. The large images are too large for use on web pages, however you can use the thumbnail images for the net. Selections of both colour and black and white clip art are available. Please do not include these in any other collections of clip art.

 

To download a thumbnail left click on the picture and then "Save As" to a directory of your choice. To download the full size image, first right click on the thumbnail and then left click on the full size image and "Save As" to a directory of your choice.

Insects (Class Insecta) are a major group of arthropods and the most diverse group of animals on the Earth, with over a million described species—more than half of all known living organisms with estimates of undescribed species as high as 30 million, thus potentially representing over 90% of the differing life forms on the planet. Insects may be found in nearly all environments on the planet, although only a small number of species occur in the oceans, a habitat dominated by another arthropod group, the crustaceans.

There are approximately 2,000 praying mantis, 5,000 dragonfly species, 20,000 grasshopper, 82,000 true bug, 120,000 fly, 110,000 bee, wasp and ant, 170,000 butterfly and moth, and 360,000 beetle species described to date. Estimates of the total number of current species, including those not yet known to science, range from two million to fifty million, with newer studies favouring a lower figure of about six to ten million. Adult modern insects range in size from a 0.139 mm (0.00547 in) fairyfly (Dicopomorpha echmepterygis) to a 56.7 centimetres (22.3 in) long stick insect (Phobaeticus chani).The heaviest documented insect was a Giant Weta of 70 gram (2˝ oz), but other possible candidates include the Goliath beetles Goliathus goliatus, Goliathus regius and Cerambyci beetles such as Titanus giganteus, though no one is certain which is truly the heaviest.

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