All about Insects -

Insects are invertebrates, which means they have no backbone. Insects have six legs, antennae, and three parts to their body. There are between six and ten million different types of insects. ... No matter how big or small these animals are, insects rule the planet and are the largest species on Earth.

Fun Insect Facts for Kids-

  • The number of insect species is believed to be between six and ten million.
  • Insect bodies have three parts, the thorax, abdomen and head.
  • Insects have two antennae.
  • Insects have three pairs of legs.
  • Some insects, such as gerridae (water striders), are able to walk on the surface of water.
  • Most insects hatch from eggs.
  • Spiders are not insects.

Whether you love them or you are bothered by them, insects are everywhere. You can see them in garden, on trees, and even in zoos. They can be helpful, like bees, or annoying, like mosquitos. They make up the largest group of animals on Earth.

What are the characteristics of an insect?

There are between six and ten million different types of insects, and they come in thousands of shapes, colors, and sizes. Although there are many ways that insects are different, there are a few characteristics they all have in common. Insects are invertebrates, which means that they do not have a backbone.

All insects have three parts to their bodies: the head, the abdomen, and the thorax.

They have two antennae on their head and have six legs.

Insects are cold-blooded, which means that their body temperature changes depending on how warm or cold the air is. Most insects hatch from eggs.

Where do insects live?

Insects can be found in any type of environment in the world.The only environment insects are not commonly found is the ocean.

What do insects like to eat?

About half of all insects are herbivores, which means that they eat only plants.These plant-eating insects feed on leaves, roots, nectar from flowers, seeds, or wood.Some insects are known as predators that hunt other small insects and animals.

Although many people think of insects as pests that can be annoying and irritating, there are actually many insects that benefit the environment and humans.

Insects like wasps, bees, butterflies, and ants help to pollinate flowers when they are collecting nectar from them.

Thanks to flowering plants being pollinated, humans are able to have healthy crops and plants as well as beautiful flowers and trees.

Ants help with spreading plant seeds all over, which makes a big difference in creating a healthy environment.

Not all insects are pests; some are beneficial to humans and the environment. Whether you are enjoying the beauty of a butterfly, or swatting away a mosquito, insects are a huge part of our world that can be beneficial or slightly irritating. No matter how big or small these animals are, insects rule the planet and are the largest species on Earth. By learning more about these amazing creatures, we can protect all of the good they do.

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