Ants, mosquitoes, flies, and lady bugs are examples of insects. All insects have:
- six legs
- three main body sections (head, thorax, and abdomen)
- a hard exoskeleton (i.e., a skeleton outside the body)
Here are some fun facts about insects:
Termites are ruled by a King and Queen.
Flies carry diseases by picking up organisms of food.
Male mosquitoes don't bite.
Grasshoppers make their noise by rubbing their two back legs together.
The Walkingstick is 5 mm thin.
The brightness of a Firefly is 1/40 of a candle.
The Silkworm is not a worm.
The Luna Moth has a wingspan of 3 - 4 1/2 inches.
Praying Mantises are growing extinct and they eat over 50 insect species.
The largest butterfly ever lived was the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. Her wingspan was over 11 inches.
A bee has to go to over 4000 flowers to collect one tablespoon of honey.
Directions: Learn about insects and answer the following questions.