oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The classification of the recent hexapod insects
|Article Title||The classification of the recent hexapod insects|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Zoological Department, Rhodes University College.|
|Publication Date||Mar 1939|
|Pages||137 - 148|
|Keyword(s)||Classification and Hexapod insects|
The older naturalists used the word ""insect"" to denote any terrestrial Arthropod. To-day the word has this significance in the vulgar tongue. The boundaries of the ""Class Insecta"" are by no means clearly defined: Handlirsch in 1908 broke up the hexapod insects into four ""Classes"", while to-day the six legged Myrientomata are bandied about between the ""Insecta"" and the ""Myriapoda"", so that no certainty exists as to the significance of the Entomological term ""Insect"" .
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