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Insects
   
Sen by Hamed Saber on Flickr

Insects are a class of living creatures within the arthropods 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.

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30 Days of gratitude-Day 12 by aussiegall on Flickr

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
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Teddy Bear Bee by aussiegall on Flickr

The life cycles of insects vary, but most hatch from eggs.
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cyclommatus metalifer 2.0 by kekremsi on Flickr

Insects typically move about by walking, flying or sometimes swimming

Many insects spend at least part of their lives underwater, with larval adaptations that include gills, and some adult insects are aquatic and have adaptations for swimming.

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Salivating Ant by NeilsPhotography on Flickr

Insects can communicate with each other in a variety of ways. 
Male moths can sense the pheromones of female moths over great distances. 
Other species communicate with sounds: crickets stridulate, or rub their wings together, to attract a mate and repel other males.
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A Red Carpet Welcome! by williamcho on Flickr

Insects are mostly solitary, but some, such as certain bees, ants, and termites, are social and live in large, well-organized colonies
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As Busy as a Bee by aussiegall on Flickr

Some species, such as water striders, are capable of walking on the surface of water.
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