Mojave River Valley Museum
Glossary of Terms & Definitions
The abdomen of an insect is in the hind section. It holds the sexual, digestive, and excretory organs.
It also holds the breathing mechanism.
In context usage:
Besides its eight legs, the basic sections of a tarantula's body are its cephalothorax (a fused head and thorax, or chest) and its abdomen. It also has eight closely ...
Tarantula Hawk Wasp
If the wasp expelled her victim, she will drag it back into its own burrow, now a burial vault, lay a single egg on the spider's abdomen, then seal the chamber.
Insects, Spiders, Moths and Butterflies
Insects, a major group of arthropods, have six-legs, an exoskeleton (hard part is on the outside) and three main body sections (head, thorax, and abdomen).