Mammoth Memory

How to identify arthropods

Arthropods can be placed into sub-groups according to the number of legs they have:


Insects have six legs.

A descriptive mnemonic depicting arthropods can be categorized by the number of legs

Example of insects

Stag beetle (insect)

 An image of a stag beetle part of the insect group of arthropods

The stag beetle is the UK’s largest land beetle. It is found across Europe, but is declining or already extinct in many countries.


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