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Insects A-Z

Abdomen   The rearmost body section of an insect, usually containing its digestive, waste-disposal and reproductive parts.

Antennae   A pair of long sense receptors on the head of an insect. They are very sensitive to smells, flavours and touch.

Aphid   A small bug that feeds on plant sap. Most species are green. When they feed, aphids produce a sweet liquid called honeydew that ants eat.

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