A simple way to tell insects apart – Anika Hazra

Published on April 8, 2018
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There are nearly a million known insect species in the world, but most have one of just five common types of mouthparts. Why is this information useful to scientists? Anika Hazra explains how the features of an insect’s mouthparts can help identify which order it belongs to, while also providing clues about how it evolved and what it feeds on.

Lesson by Anika Hazra, animation by Giulia Martinelli.

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