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Dichotomous Key (Separating Arachnida from Insecta)
 

Starting with question #1, determine which statement (a or b) is true for your creature. Follow the directions at the end of that true statement.

1. a. Creature has 8 legs (you have an arachnid!) .......................................... click here (Arachnid Key)
  b. Creature has 6 legs (you have an insect!) ............................................. go to #2 (next question)
       
       
2. a. Insect has wings ................................................................................ click here (Winged Insect Key)
  b. Insect does not have wings ................................................................. click here (Wingless Insect Key)
 
 

 

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