Insects, Arachnids and Crustaceans

Insects, arachnids and crustaceans are members of the largest category of creatures on the planet: arthropods. Arthropods have hard, external shells called “exoskeletons,” segmented bodies and jointed legs. (The word arthropod comes from the Greek words for “joint” and “foot.”) A wide variety of arthropods call DuPage County home.

Arachnids

Spiders, harvestmen, mites, ticks and other arachnids are members of the class Arachnida.

Crustaceans

Crustaceans make up a large group of arthropods that includes animals such as crabs, lobsters, crayfish and shrimp.

Insects

In general, insects have three-part bodies, six jointed legs, compound eyes and two antennae.
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