Often it's Latin more than Greek! Scientific names are the most specific way to classify living things. Genus and species together makes a scientific name. Common names are usually how we identify organisms (even in field guides we tend to use the common name) but that can be misleading depending on where you live! A daddy long legs in England is a mosquito eater here in the US! They call OUR daddy long legs a harvestman (which isn't a spider ... it IS in arachnid class BUT not the same ORDER!). Keep working in Flocabulary!
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