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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia (animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (arthropods)
Subphylum: Hexapoda (hexapods)

Hexapods, from the Latin meaning "six feet," are arthropods with six legs. The subphylum is split into two classes, the large class containing insects, and much more primitive hexapods in the class Entognatha. This second class was created only recently.