whats the name of hard cover of insects?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Chitin. It is a polysaccharides that makes up the exoskeleton of insects. It can be very hard or malleable depending on its make up. It is relatively impervious to water loss, great for desert conditions. It can be jointed together like armour, great for safety.

    The other organism that it also occurs in is Fungi.

    The shells of certain beetles are used to make shellac, a varnish type product used to French Polish furniture.

  • Jim G
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Insects, like all the animal belonging to the Phyllum Arthropoda have their bodies covered by an exoskeleton, made out of chitin and proteins

  • 1 decade ago

    It is called an exoskeleton. In insects and other arthropods it is made up of chitin. A carapace refers to a portion of the exoskeleton.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is called the exoskeleton, and it is made of a polysaccharide called chitin, the same thing that makes up the cell walls of fungi, like mushrooms and the same thing that makes up the shells of crustaceans such as a lobster.

    Source(s): Biology class.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Its also called carapace. Hard exoskeleton of arthropods made of chitin.

  • exoskeleton

  • 1 decade ago

    exoskeleton

  • 1 decade ago

    it is an exoskeliton

  • 1 decade ago

    I think it is called"cyst"

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