INSECTS

  • Woolly Bear Caterpillar

    The woolly bear caterpillar is the name given to the larval stage of the isabella tiger moth, a large moth found throughout North America. This fuzzy little insect is reddish brown in color, with black at its head and tail. Although it is indeed called woolly, these hairs are not…

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  • Katydid

    If you’re not looking closely, you might mistake the common katydid for a bright green leaf! Katydids are large insects with long hind legs and large, leaf-like wings. They have a lot in common with their cousins, crickets and grasshoppers, but they are their own unique family—with 8,000 known species.…

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  • Praying mantis

    The Praying mantis is any insect of the order Mantodea. There are over over 2,400 species in about 430 genera in 30 families. The closest relatives of mantises are the termites and cockroaches. The Praying mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at…

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  • Panda ant

    The Panda ant is an interesting insect with a misleading name. It is not a panda but actually a species of velvet ant, and velvet ant are not ants at all—but wasps. Still, the Panda ant has a fuzzy appearance and distinct black and white colourings similar to that of…

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  • Honey Bee

    The Honey Bee is a small sized bee that inhabites quiet forests, jungles, meadows and gardens all over the world. There are only 7 recognized species of Honey Bee out of 20,000 different bee species found worldwide, but these individual species often contain their own subspecies. There are 44 known…

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  • Diving Beetle

    The Diving Beetle is an aquatic animal belonging to the class Insecta. Diving beetles are native to Europe and northern Asia but is particularly common in England. The Diving Beetle is within the order Coleoptera. The larva of this beetle can grow up to 60 millimeters(2.4in), while the adults are…

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