Fall Game Jam returns on 11-13 November in Linköping, Sweden, organised by LIU Game Jam and hosted by Cre Active (part of Mjärdevi Science Park).
Clockwise from top left: dance fly (Empis livida), long-nosed weevil (Rhinotia hemistictus), mole cricket (Gryllotalpa brachyptera), German wasp (Vespula germanica), emperor gum moth (Opodiphthera eucalypti), assassin bug (Harpactorinae)], "cut into sections") are a class of invertebrates within the arthropod phylum that have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae.
They are the most diverse group of animals on the planet, including more than a million described species and representing more than half of all known living organisms.
The life cycles of insects vary but most hatch from eggs.Insect growth is constrained by the inelastic exoskeleton and development involves a series of molts.The immature stages can differ from the adults in structure, habit and habitat, and can include a passive pupal stage in those groups that undergo 4-stage metamorphosis (see holometabolism).Insects that undergo 3-stage metamorphosis lack a pupal stage and adults develop through a series of nymphal stages.The higher level relationship of the Hexapoda is unclear.
Fossilized insects of enormous size have been found from the Paleozoic Era, including giant dragonflies with wingspans of 55 to 70 cm (22–28 in).
The most diverse insect groups appear to have coevolved with flowering plants.
Adult insects typically move about by walking, flying or sometimes swimming (see below, Locomotion).
As it allows for rapid yet stable movement, many insects adopt a tripedal gait in which they walk with their legs touching the ground in alternating triangles.
Insects are the only invertebrates to have evolved flight.
Many insects spend at least part of their lives under water, with larval adaptations that include gills, and some adult insects are aquatic and have adaptations for swimming.