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How are insects classified?

Although some people say "all bugs look alike," scientists work very hard to understand how bugs are different. Entomologists rely on an intricate system of classification that is based on bug characteristics including number of legs, wing types, antennae types and other features.

What bug does this describe?

Is this the same bug or is it different?

Kingdom: Animal Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropoda Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Apidae Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Apis Genus: Papilio
Species: Mellifera Species: Glaucus
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