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4th Grade Taylor Elementary Ms. Cardenas
Caleb Cortez and Ala Minner
Welcome to the Pro Treat “Kid’s Corner,” where kids can find all kinds of cool and interesting things about bugs. Insects can be such pests, but learning about them can be fun! For example, did you know that ants can lift 100 times their own body weight? That would be like you lifting a truck up over your head without even breaking a sweat!
Insects are arthropods and represent 90% of all life forms on earth. There are over 1 million different known species of bugs in the world, and some entomologists estimate that there might be as many as 10 million! All of these species are divided up into 32 orders, and the largest group are beetles.
They have 125 different families and around 500,000 different species. In fact, one out of every four animals on earth is a beetle.
Insects have three body parts: the head, thorax and abdomen. They have six jointed legs and two antennae. Insects have an exoskeleton which contains sense organs for sensing light, sound, temperature, wind, pressure and smell. Insects usually go through 4 separate life stages: egg, larvae or nymph, pups and adult. Insects are cold blooded and do not have lungs, but many insects can fly and most have compound eyes.
Insects are incredibly adaptable creatures and have evolved to live successfully in most environments on earth, including deserts and even the Antarctic. The only place where insects are not commonly found is in the oceans.
Insects can be useful in producing honey, wax, silk and other products. They also pollinate flowers and crops. However, they can also destroy crops, carry disease, and be a major pest to people and animals! Spend a little time with us and check out all the cool bug stuff we have.
The brown recluse spider is one of the very few spiders that present real danger for humans and their pets. When this spider bites, it injects a hemotoxic venom, but most bites are minor with no necrosis (tissue death).
Brown recluse spider bite symptoms are generally mild swelling and tenderness at the site, ranging up to severe dermonecrotic lesions. The black widow spider bites way more people in the U.S.
A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body.
The Damselfly (Suborder Zygoptera) is an insect in the Order Odonata. Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most damselflies are held along the body when at rest. Furthermore, the hind wing of the damselfly is essentially similar to the forewing, while the hind wing of the dragonfly broadens near the base, caudal to the connecting point at the body. Damselflies are also usually smaller, weaker fliers than dragonflies, and their eyes are separated.
Damselflies undergo incomplete metamorphosis, with an aquatic nymph stage. The female lays eggs in water, sometimes in underwater vegetation, or high in trees in bromeliads and other water-filled cavities. Nymphs are carnivorous, feeding on daphnia, mosquito larvae, and various other small aquatic organisms. The gills of damselfly nymphs are large and external, resembling three fins at the end of the abdomen. After molting several times, the winged adult emerges and eats flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. Some of the larger tropical species are known to feed on spiders, hovering near the web and simply plucking the spider from its perch there.