Zoology

Giant panda

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca; Chinese: 大熊猫; pinyin: dàxióngmāo), also known as the panda bear or simply the panda, is a bear native to south central China.

Exoskeleton

An exoskeleton is an external skeleton that supports and protects an animal’s body, in contrast to the internal skeleton (endoskeleton) of, for example, a human.

Pompiloidea

Pompiloidea is a superfamily that includes at least five families in the order Hymenoptera; cosmopolitan. Mutillidae (velvet ants) Myrmosidae (myrmosid wasps) Pompilidae (spider wasps) Sapygidae (sapygid wasps) Burmusculidae (extinct) Kingdom Animalia …

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Zoology

Zoology (from the Greek: zoon = animal; logos = discourse) is the biological discipline that deals with the study of animals (or metazoans) and protozoa, including classification, physiology, development, and behavior. …

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Apocrita

The Apocrita are a suborder of Hymenoptera insects, which includes the infraorder aculeata, that is the great majority of the Hymenoptera. The terebrantia, or parasitica, is considered a second infra-order of apocrites; they …

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Hymenoptera

Hymenoptera (from Ancient Greek ὑμήν: membrane and πτερόν: wing) is a large order (over 150,000 species recognized) of highly specialized insects with the complete metamorphosis that include the bees, wasps, ants, …

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Arthropod

Arthropods are any of the invertebrates animals having an exoskeleton (made of cuticle, a non-cellular material secreted by the epidermis), a segmented body, and paired jointed limbs. The cuticle is made …

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Honey bee

Honey bees are mostly grouped in a genus Apis. However within the family ‘Apinae’ are stingless bees, part of the Meliponini tribe. These bees are different from honey bees producing …

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