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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 11 months ago

are insects also animals?

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  • MARK
    Lv 7
    11 months ago
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    Yes, they are. They rank, taxonomically as a class, namely, Insecta. That class belongs to the phylum Arthropoda. That is one of the 30+ phyla that makes up the kingdom Animalia (animals).

    Like other animals’ insects are composed on eukaryotic cells and they are multicellular. Their cells lack a cell wall. Their cells are organised into tissues. In turn their tissues are organised into organs. They are heterotrophs and feed by ingesting and internal digestion. They have male and female forms and usually reproduce sexually and are diploid. They also have other characteristics that belong to the animal kingdom.

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    yes, insects are animals

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  • 11 months ago

    yes , they are just part of a animal group called invertabrates , meaning animals without a backbone , which include , crustaceans , arachnids and insects .

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  • Rayal
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Animals go all the way down to protozoans and up to Blue Whales. Bacteria, molds,fungi,plants and virus are not animals

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  • 11 months ago

    Yes. 3 basic components, mineral, vegetable, and animal. The first is a non living material.

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  • 11 months ago

    You seem to be making the common error that only mammals are animals.

    With the exception of fungi, which form a class of their own, if it isn't a plant it's an animal.

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    11 months ago

    of course they are - they certainly aren't plants!

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    They are in the Animalia Kingdom, however in layman's terms, they wouldn't really be an animal. There are various definitions for "animal", and insects would really only be animals according to the scientific classification.

  • marty
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    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.

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Yes, of course...did you think they were plants?

    They are invertebrate animals.

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