The Fascinating World of Insects-ages 3+
Our world is filled with insects. There are over a million different kinds of insects in our world that scientists know about! It seems that everywhere you look you can see many different insects. Although each type of insect may look different to you, there are certain things about them that are the same. Every insect’s body is made up of the same parts. They will look different on each type of insect, but the parts are still there. Every insect has a body, a thorax, and an abdomen, six jointed legs and two feelers called antennae.
Dragonflies are beautiful insects that you can find during the summer months. They usually live near lakes, ponds, streams or wetlands because the young dragonfly, or nymph, lives underwater. There are about 5,000 different types, or species, of dragonfly!
Dragonflies are very helpful insects. They eat mosquito’s and other small insects.
Luna moths are very large moths. Their wing span can be up to four and a half inches across! Luna moths’ wings are light green and their bodies are white. Their wings
have spots on them that look like eyes, and their lower wings have long tails.
Both male and female mosquitos drink nectar from flowers. Female mosquitos can actually bite animals and humans and drink their blood. Males do not bite animals and humans. The females need the protein found in blood to help them lay eggs. The life cycle of a mosquito is called complete metamorphosis. It takes about 2 weeks for the mosquito to go through all of these changes.
Thank you for joining us today and explore the world of insects. I hope you enjoyed our adventure and we will see you tomorrow for another adventure.
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