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What makes an insect an insect are six legs, jointed bodies and an exoskeleton. Insects are cold blooded, and lay eggs. They have no lungs but breathe through spiracles found in their sides.


An insect is an arthropod with three pairs of legs and a body comprising three segments. Insects are the only members of the arthropod phylum with wings. The phylum Arthropoda also includes arachnids, crustaceans, centipedes and millipedes.


The fastest insect known to man is a species of Australian tiger beetle known as Cicindela hudsoni, which was recorded at 5.6 miles per hour. The next fastest is another Australian tiger beetle, Cicindela eburneola, which was observed in the same study to have a top speed of 4.2 miles per hour.


Natural enemies of bats include owls, hawks, falcons, snakes and domestic cats. In eastern North America, the fungal infection white nose syndrome is taking a devastating toll on the bat population, as of 2014.


Deer encounter a number of different predators depending on their habitat. Animal diversity in the wilderness exposes deer to a number of predators, including black bears, feral hogs, coyotes, wolves, bobcats and other larger, carnivorous animals. Deer living near humans face danger from hunters dur


Insects are highly adaptable and live in many different geographic locations, including open fields, dry deserts, icy mountains, marshes and near lakes or rivers. Most insects are land-based animals and do not spend time in water; however, there are a few insects that do live in water or that are bo


Insects are classified as animals. Organisms on Earth fall into one of two categories: plants or animals. The animal kingdom is quite diverse and includes arthropods, which is a family comprised primarily of insects.


Insects eat by chewing their food and piercing their food and sucking out the nutrients. They also use their mouthparts to lacerate the food, then suck out the nutrients. Some combine chewing and lapping their food. Others also sponge their food up or siphon it.


In North America, young raccoons may be prey to bobcats, wolves, coyotes and great horned owls. Domestic dogs may attack raccoons, but cats are no threat. In areas of the former Soviet Union where raccoons have been introduced, their main enemies are wolves, lynxes and eagle owls.


Aside from humans, the crocodile does not have any natural enemies, according to All About Wildlife — an educational food web website for kids. The crocodile has a sturdy armor of bony plates that cover the majority of its body, and it has strong jaws that are capable of crushing everything from cas