Earwig crawling across my dining room floor
Nectaring on Dichelostemma congestum .
Yellow spot clearly visible between thoracic stripes in second photo
Insects (from Latin insectum, a calque of Greek ἔντομον , "cut into sections") are a class of invertebrates within the arthropod phylum that have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae. They are among the most diverse groups of animals on the planet, including more than a million described species and representing more than half of all known living organisms. The...