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 the wasp is Hymenoptera. It is classified in the kingdom Anamalia, phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta and order Hymenopetera. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

The scientific name for parrots is Psittaciformes, and they are part of the Psittacidae family. Approximately 350 species of birds, each with a unique scientific name, make up the Psittacidae family. This family includes... More » Pets & Animals Birds Parrots
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