Insects are the largest class of arthropods and have distinct features including 3 pairs of jointed legs, a pair of antennae, an exoskeleton, segmented bodies, and often times they have 1 or 2 sets of wings. With an estimate of 10 quintillion insects (thats a lot of zeros) worldwide, you can find these arthropods nearly everywhere.
Insects play an important role in the ecosystems you find them in. They can decompose organic matter, pollinate plants, and serve as a source of food.
Common insects include Flies, Crickets, Mosquitoes, Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles.
When teaching Bug Safari, I always encourage families to explore their backyards with a sense of curiosity. And, to take their cell phone camera ready to capture something familiar, unfamiliar,....
I came across an article written by Teresa Gubbins that I found incredibly thought-provoking and eye-opening! I highly recommend taking a look at it below! https://austin.culturemap.com/news/city-life/crane-flies-bugs-spring/?xrs=RebelMouse_fb&ts=1680200798&fbclid=IwAR30NpqwVx3bScxiNtwcwFQRjPnL2VFuuNy23ilsEi9Yk8j0bNDxVanroZU
I came across an article written by Linnea Hansen that I found incredibly thought-provoking and eye-opening! I highly recommend taking a look at it below! https://www.animalsaroundtheglobe.com/do-praying-mantis-bite/
Typically, fully grown cicadas remain elusive as their presence is often only detected through the distinct sound of their songs. However, I have come across a remarkable photograph capturing the....