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Insects are creatures that have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax, and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes, and two antennae. They are among the most diverse group of animals on the planet and include more than a million described species and represent more than half of all known living organisms.

Insects may be found in nearly all environments, although only a small number of species occur in the oceans.


tarm [singular], tarmar [plural] = clouds of tiny dancing insects that can momentarily blind and choke on contact, but do no real damage (=midges, marsh swarms)

dyne [“DIE-nn;” singular and plural the same] = whining, stinging blood-drinking insects (= mosquitoes)

murst [singular and plural the same] a.k.a. ‘tinydaggers’ = small swarming flies that leave painful bites (=black flies)

skarn [singular and plural the same] = biting flies (=horse flies)

blackfist, blackfists = any large moth

also, ants are either called, yes, ‘ants’ or they’re called ‘thella’ [plural: ‘thellen’ or ‘thelcrawl’] termites are called ‘woodgnaws’ or ‘aezel’ (“AY-zel”), never ‘termites’

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