There are international rules and codes established by the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature that dictate how insects and other animals are categorized. The classification of living organisms requires scienti... More » Science Biology

The scientific name for marigolds is Tagetes patula. Marigolds are an annual, herb plant that develops maroon, orange, red, mixed and cream-colored flowers and belongs to the Compositae family of plants. The plant is bel... More » Science Biology Botany

The ladybug's scientific name is Coccinella septempunctata. According to the University of Florida's department of Entomology & Nematology, the name is a shortened derivative of the European term "ladybird" that has been... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Beetles
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