2 What is an Insect?Insect’s come in all shapes and sizes. On some days a lot of butterflies like to fly around and collect nectar. All the butterflies that swarm around on those days are all insects. Insects have three body parts a head, thorax, and abdomen. The head does a lot to help the insect’s survival. The eyes, feelers, and mouth are on the head. The feelers are used for smelling and touching. Insect eyes are very different from human eyes, though both humans and bug have the same parts in their eyes called facets. Human eyes are simple and only have one facet, so they are called simple eyes. Insect’s have complicated eyes that have thousands of little facets. They are called compound eyes. When a insect look around it will see thousands of little mirrors of the same picture. That is the definition of an insect.
3 What is the Difference Between Wasps and Bees? The difference between wasps and bees is: Bees are fat, and fuzzy. Wasps bodies are skinny and they have no fuzz. Both wasps and bees have stingers. The bees can only sting once, though, the wasps can sting many times. The worker bees collect a sweet smelling liquid from flowers called nectar. While the bees are working they are also helping the flowers grow, because, this powder called pollen sticks to their body and when they fly to other flowers they pollinate them which helps the flowers grow. The queen bee is the biggest bee in the colony. Wasps don’t have a queen bee, wasps also don’t pollinate flowers either. That is the difference between wasps and bees.
4 What is an Insect’s Life Cycle An insect’s life cycle is a small, simple life. The life cycle usually has three parts: The adult insect lays a single egg or a few eggs the eggs are in a case that protects the eggs and holds them together, the case is called and egg case. Next the insect breaks out of the egg then the insect is called a nymph. The nymph looks a lot like a small adult insect as it grows it sheds (A way to say shed in another fancy way to say shed is molt.) it’s skin a few time as it grows older. Finally, when the insect reaches adulthood it stops molting skin and if the insect if a type that is destined to fly, it will grow wing by the time it’s a full grown adult. Some species of insects (For example: the caterpillar.) have a different life cycle then the one above this life cycle has one more part then the other one. The parts are: The female insect lays one egg or a bunch of eggs, the larva escapes the egg and molt is skin several times as it grows. In the pupa stage, which is the stage where the larva creates a cocoon around it body, the cocoon is called a chrysalis. Inside the larva changes into an adult when it comes out of the chrysalis it’s a butterfly.
5 Is a Spider an Insect?Spiders are not insects because they have two body parts instead of three. Also, spiders have more legs then insects. Spiders have eight legs insects only have six. The two body parts that spider have are called the head and the abdomen. The spider also has another unique quality which is the ability to spin a web where it catches it’s prey. Some spiders are poisonous. Some spider’s are colorful which usually means, “I’m poisonous stay away.” Spiders spin they’re webs and capture insects that fly or hop by. The web has a sticky substance in it like glue, the insects will stick to it and will be able to escape. That is the answer to the question “Is a spider an insect.”
6 What is Camouflage?Camouflage is something that some insect sometimes have. Usually when an insect has camouflage it either helps them hide in plane site, or, it helps them scare of enemies. Some insects for example: the grizzled mantis blends into the moss that it lives on. Another type of camouflage is only sometimes seen on caterpillars, moths, and butterflies, they have these eyeball like spots that are called eyespots. The eyespots look like eyes to enemies and frighten away foes. One more example of camouflage is not very much like the other this camouflage is bright and very noticeable, the reason is because it’s supposed to be noticed for example: the red velvet ant has bright camouflage colors. The bright colors give warnings such as “Stay away! Bad taste here!” or, “Watch out! I’m poisonous!” That is my slide about camouflage.