What Is the Difference Between a Scorpion and an Insect?

Scorpions and insects share similarities but possess clear differences. Both belong to the group of animals known as arthropods which have an exoskeleton like spiders, mites, ticks, centipedes, millipedes and crustaceans to name a few. They both have jointed appendages and grow through the process of molting where they shed their skin.

Even though they are related, they belong to very distinctly different groups. Scorpions are animals in the order Scorpiones, under the class Arachnida, which makes them a distant cousin of spiders. Scorpions have eight legs, while insects have six. Scorpions have two body segments while insects have three. Scorpions do not possess antennae and never develop wings—a fact that many people appreciate. Scorpions do not possess antennae.

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