What are some examples of invertebrate insects?
All insects are invertebrates. Common examples include beetles, flies, bees, wants, wasps, butterflies, moths, and grasshoppers.
An invertebrate is an animal without a vertebral column or an internal bony skeleton. The group includes 98 per cent of all animal species. Some examples are: * All insects, * All arachnids (spiders), * All crustaceans (crabs, shrimps, lobsters) * All annelids (worms and leeches) * All molluscs (shellfish) * All echinoderms (starfish)
A giraffe is not an invertebrate, because it has a vertebral column, or a spine. All mammals, like giraffes, are vertebrates that do have backbones, internal skeletons, and the other characteristics of vertebrates (see links for more information on vertebrates and invertebrates). Some examples of invertebrates are insects, mollusks, starfish, jellyfish, earthworms, and other animals and sea creatures that are mostly "mush".
"Invertebrate" means without a spinal column ("no vertebrae"). An invertebrate animal does not have a backbone, for example mollusks, worms, and insects. (see related questions and link) It is important to know the difference an invertebrate and an vertebrate. An invertebrate is an animal that does not have a spinal cord. an animal with a spinal cord or backbone