3. The Major Divisions of the Insecta

  1. H. F. van Emden

Published Online: 11 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118469347.ch3

Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

How to Cite

van Emden, H. F. (2013) The Major Divisions of the Insecta, in Handbook of Agricultural Entomology, John Wiley & Sons., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118469347.ch3

Author Information

  1. School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 22 FEB 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659137

Online ISBN: 9781118469347



  • Insecta, major divisions;
  • Phylum Arthropoda, Class Insecta;
  • Insecta, Class Entognatha;
  • Apterygota/Pterygota;
  • Exopterygota, wings external;
  • Endopterygota, wings internal;
  • Palaeopteran (dragonflies);
  • Orthopteroid (grasshoppers);
  • Hemipteroid (plant bugs);
  • larva/adult transformation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Class Insecta, Subclass Apterygota or Phylum Arthropoda, Class Entognatha

  • Subclass Pterygota