Insects are by far the largest group of hexapod invertebrates within the arthropod phylum. They are the most diverse group of animals on the planet, including more than a million described species and representing more than half of all known living organisms.
Insects can be divided into two groups:
- Flying Insects : bee, wasp, fly, dragonfly, moth, butterfly, mosquito, grasshopper…
- Crawling Insects : caterpillar, cockroach, spider, louse, ant, worm…
Insects Vocabulary – Video
- Bee - Bees are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax.
- Wasp - can be quite aggressive and can sting more than once, unlike bees.
- Fly - They are known for transmitting diseases.
- Moth - A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly. Moths are nocturnal.
- Butterfly - a butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect whose life cycle consists of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
- Mosquito - The females of many species of mosquitoes are capable of drinking blood from many mammals. They are vectors for a number of infectious diseases.
- Grasshopper - Grasshopper are winged, but their wings are not fit for flight.
- Cricket - Crickets are are insects somewhat related to grasshoppers. They tend to be nocturnal.
- Caterpillar - Caterpillars have been called "eating machines", and eat leaves voraciously.
- Cockroach - Cockroaches are associated with human habitations.
- Spider - Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica. a few species of spiders are venomous and are dangerous to humans.