2Ants Most ants live in the soil. Some live inside wood or plants. HOMEAnts#2#1Habitat (home)Body coveringMost ants live in the soil. Some live inside wood or plants.Ants’ bodies are covered by a hard skeleton on the outside. It is called an exoskeleton.Diet (food)Fun factsMost ants eat small insects, nectar, or honey dew.Ants do not have ears. They feel sounds with their feet.Ants are really strong. If a second grader were as strong as an ant, she would be able to pick up a car!#3
3HOMEBumble Bees#2#1Habitat (home)Body coveringBumble bees often nest in the ground. They can also be found above ground around patios or in attics.Bumble bees’ bodies are covered by a coat of hair that helps them stay warm.Bumble bees also have a hard exoskeleton.Diet (food)Fun factsWorker bees gather pollen and nectar from flowers to feed to the babies and to other bees.Bumble bees can sting more then once because they do not lose their stinger after they sting.Bees see all colors except the color red.#3
4HOMEDragonflies#1#2#3Habitat (home)Body coveringYoung dragonflies live in freshwater such as small streams and ponds.Adult dragonflies may travel away from water while hunting or migrating.A dragonfly’s body is covered by a hard skeleton. It is called an exoskeleton.Fun factsYoung dragonfly nymphs breathe using gills in their abdomen.Dragonflies are the fastest insects. They can fly more then 30 miles per hour.Diet (food)Dragonflies eat other insects such as mosquitoes, ants, termites, butterflies, gnats, and bees.
5HOMELadybugs#1#2#3Habitat (home)Body coveringLadybugs live in forests, fields, grasslands, gardens, and even people’s homes.Ladybugs live on plants where aphids can be found such as milkweed, roses, and broccoli.A ladybug’s body is covered by a hard skeleton. It is called an exoskeleton.Fun factsLadybugs will play dead when threatened.Adult ladybugs hibernate in winter.Diet (food)Ladybugs eat aphids, mealybugs, and mites.
6Moths Moths live in deserts, forests, mountains, swamps, and marshes. HOMEMoths#1#2#3Habitat (home)Body coveringMoths live in deserts, forests, mountains, swamps, and marshes.A moth’s body is covered by a hard skeleton. It is called an exoskeleton.Diet (food)Fun factsMost moths eat the leaves and flowers of plants.Some moth caterpillars eat fruit, seeds, and a few eat animals foods like beeswax or fur.Some moth caterpillars cam make lines or silk they use like “safety lines” to escape danger. They drop down and hang on their line of silk. Then they crawl back up after a predator is gone.
7HOMETermites#1#2#3Habitat (home)Body coveringSome termites live in wood. Others live in underground colonies.Some termites can build mud nests inside the walls of buildings.A termite’s body is covered by a hard skeleton. It is called an exoskeleton.Fun factsWorker and soldier termites are blind.Termites build the largest nests of any insect.Diet (food)Termites eat wood, wallpaper, plastics, and fabric made from plants.