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Spiracle

Spiracles are respiratory openings found on the thorax and abdomen of insects. The spiracles are connected to trachea - tubes within the insect's body. Oxygen enters the trachea via the trachea and then diffuses into the insect's body.

Insect blood, haemolymph, is not used to transfer oxygen around the body of the insect.

A photograph of a bettle larva clearly showing the spiracles

The spiracles are clearly visible as black dots on the side of each body segment of this beetle larva.

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