small ladybeetle Investigating Interesting Insect Information

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Begin by reviewing basic insect facts at Fun Insect facts .

What traits do all insects have in common?


1. How is a bumble bee different from a honey bee?


2. Many insects use camouflage. Name one of the kinds of camouflage.



Evaluate. Which of these moths is better camouflaged?

A. hawkmoth
B. drbrown moth
C. white moth

3. What is your state's official insect? (Use your online research skills to find the answer.)


4. What is the third stage of the monarch butterfly's life cycle called?


What occurs during that stage?


The monarch butterfly's life cycle is an example of: simple metamorphosis or complete metamorphosis?


5. Examine the maps. When did the monarch butterflies arrive in your region in 2020?


Compare that date to the 2015 arrival in your area. Which was earlier?


Monarch butterflies migrate south each year. Where do the monarch butterflies living in your community go?r


6. How are plants important to butterflies?



7. Do bees communicate with each other? How?


Think about it. Do people communicate this way?


8. What is entomology?



9. Deserts are hot, dry and inhospitable. Name three insects that live in the desert.



10. How do beetles communicate with each other?
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Which form(s) of beetle communication have you observed?


11. Insects are: vertebrates or invertebrates? Explain your choice.

Example - Birds have backbones. Animals with backbones are called vertebrates.
Birds are vertebrates.



12. Who can hold their breath longer, a cockroach or you?


13. Ticks can spread diseases to people. How can you protect yourself around ticks?


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