Insects: Facts | Pictures | Videos | Charts

Learn about insects and their names, in English and different Indian languages. For each insect listed below, we have carefully curated high-quality pictures, photos and videos. If you are teaching about insects to your kid, our facts and trivia will help in starting a great conversation. You can also download and print our insect chart, stickers and colouring sheets for free. Finally, we also share with you our recommendations on the best insect books and toys for kids. Please use the table of contents to click and navigate.

1. Ant

Black Ant

 

Red Head Ant
Line of Worker Ants
Ant Video

Ant in Indian Languages
Hindi चींटी (Cheentee)
Bengali পিঁপড়া (Pimpara)
Tamil எறும்பு (Eṟumpu)
Kannada ಇರುವೆ (Iruve)
Marathi मुंगी (Muṅgī)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Ants have six legs.
  • Ants have antennas. 
  • Ant’s antennas contain touch and smell organs. 
  • Ants don’t have ears. 
  • Ants eat sweet food, meat, insects, eggs, oils etc. 
  • Ants live in colonies.

4-6 yrs

  • Ant is an insect with six tiny legs.
  • Ants have antennas. Ant’s antennas contain touch and smell organs. 
  • Ants don’t have ears. They “hear” by feeling vibrations in the ground through their feet.
  • The ant is one of the strongest creatures. 
  • A single ant can carry 20 times its own body weight, and they work together to move bigger objects.
  • Ants are omnivorous, they eat sweet food, meats, insects, eggs, oils etc. 
  • Ants live in colonies.
  • There are three different types of ants in a colony. There is the queen ant, male ant and female worker.
  • “Queen” ants are the head of ant colonies, Male ants are called “drones”.
  • Only queen ants and male drones have wings, worker ants don’t have wings.
  • Worker ants build the colony and collect food for all the other ants. 

2. Cockroach

Cockroach on the Floor
Cockroach
Baby Cockroach
Cockroach Video

Cockroach in Indian Languages
Hindi तिलचट्टा (Tilachatta)
Bengali তেলাপোকা (Tēlāpōkā)
Tamil கரப்பான் பூச்சி

(Karappāṉ pūcci)

Kannada ಜಿರಳೆ (Jiraḷe)
Marathi झुरळ (Jhuraḷa)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Cockroaches have a flat, oval body.
  • Cockroaches are black or brown in colour.  
  • Cockroaches have six long and spiny legs.
  • Cockroaches have wings and antennas.
  • Cockroaches eat garbage, plant, insects, toothpaste, glue, paper scraps etc.

4-6 yrs

  • Cockroaches lived on earth for more than 320 million years. (Since the time of dinosaurs).
  • Cockroaches have a flat, oval body with six long and spiny legs.
  • Cockroaches have wings. But not all cockroaches use these wings to fly.
  • Cockroaches use their antennae to taste and smell.
  • A cockroach can live almost a month without food.
  • A cockroach can live for two weeks without water.
  • A cockroach can survive a whole week without its head.
  • Cockroaches are commonly found in apartments and office buildings because they prefer warm environments close to food and water.
  • Cockroaches are omnivores, they eat garbage, plant, insects, toothpaste, glue, paper scraps etc.
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3. Termite

Termite
Termite with Young Ones
Termite with Wings
Termite Video

Termite in Indian Languages
Hindi दीमक (deemak)
Bengali উই (U’i)
Tamil கரையான் (Karaiyāṉ)
Kannada ಗೆದ್ದಲು (Geddalu)
Marathi दीमक (Dīmaka)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Termites are small insects with wings and antennae.
  • Termites love to eat wood.
  • Termites live in colonies
  • Termite colonies live in nests or mounds.
  • Termite nests are made of dirt, mud and chewed wood.

4-6 yrs

  • Termites have been around for more than 120 million years.
  • Termites look like a white ant with wings and straight antennae.
  • Termites are herbivorous, they eat grasses, plants and woods. 
  • Termites damage buildings, floors,  furniture and other wooden things.
  • Termites live in colonies.
  • Termite colonies live in nests or mounds.
  • Termite nests are made of dirt, mud and chewed wood.
  • Each colony has millions of termites.

4. Silkworm

Silkworm
Silkworm and Cocoons
Silkworm Cocoons
Silkworm Video

Silkworm in Indian Languages
Hindi रेशमी का कीड़ा (Reshamee ka keeda)
Bengali রেশমগুটি (Rēśamaguṭi)
Tamil பட்டுப்புழு (Paṭṭuppuḻu)
Kannada ರೇಷ್ಮೆ ಹುಳು (Rēṣme huḷu)
Marathi रेशीम किडा (Rēśīma kiḍā)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Silkworm is the larva or caterpillar of a moth.
  • Silkworm has a white hairy body.
  • Silkworms crawl but do not fly.
  • Silkworm eats mulberry leaves.
  • Silk is obtained from silkworms.

4-6 yrs

  • Silkworm is the larva or caterpillar of a moth.
  • Silkworm-moths have wings and a white hairy body. 
  • Silkworms spin its cocoon from raw silk that it makes in its mouth.
  • It takes at least 2 days for a silkworm to complete its cocoon.
  • One silkworm cocoon is made of one thread of raw silk thread (300 to 900 meters).
  • If the silkworm is allowed to survive after spinning its cocoon, it will make a hole in the cocoon where it exits as a moth. This would cut the thread and ruin the silk.
  • So, cocoons are thrown into boiling water. This kills the silkworms and makes the cocoons clear and easier to detangle. 
  • Silkworm eats mulberry leaves.
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5. Cricket

Cricket
Cricket on the Floor
Cricket
Cricket Video

Cricket in Indian Languages
Hindi क्रिकेट (Kriket)
Bengali ক্রিকেটের পোকা (Krikēṭēra pōkā)
Tamil கிரிக்கெட் பூச்சி (Kirikkeṭ pūcci)
Kannada ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟ್ ಕೀಟ (Krikeṭ kīṭa)
Marathi क्रिकेट कीटक (Krikēṭa kīṭaka)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Cricket has a flat body and long antennae. 
  • Crickets can be black, dark brown, red or green in colour. 
  • Crickets are known for their chirping sounds. 
  • Crickets live in grasses, trees, bushes, ground, caves and burrows.
  • Cricket eats leaves, flowers, seeds, small insects, snails etc

4-6 yrs

  • Cricket has a flat body with antennae and wings. 
  • Crickets antennae are called feelers. Antennas can help them to detect prey and find food. 
  • Crickets have wings, but they do not fly. 
  • Crickets have strong back legs and they are excellent climbers.
  • Crickets are known for their chirping sounds. 
  • Male crickets chirp by rubbing their wings together.
  • Crickets are active at night, that is why we hear them at night.
  • Crickets live in grasses, trees, bushes, caves, burrows and nearly anywhere else.
  • Crickets are omnivores, they eat leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, small insects, snails etc
  • Crickets are popular pets and a symbol of good luck in China.

6. Honeybee

Honey Bee
Bees Collecting Pollen
Bees on Honeycomb
Honey Bee Video

Honey Bee in Indian Languages
Hindi मधुमक्खी (Madhumakkhee)
Bengali মৌমাছি (Maumāchi)
Tamil தேனீ (Tēṉī)
Kannada ಜೇನು ನೊಣ (Jēnu noṇa)
Marathi मधमाशी (Madhamāśī)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Honey bees are a small insect with five eyes and six legs.
  • Honey bees collect honey from flowers.
  • Honey bees have four wings.
  • Honey bees live in a beehive.
  • Honey bees stores honey in their beehive.
  • Honey bees build beehives in trees, walls and in rocks.

4-6 yrs

  • Honey bees are a small insect with five eyes, four wings and six legs.
  • Honey bees collect nectar and pollen from flowers and store it in their hive.
  • Honey bees have a pollen basket on their hind legs.
  • Honey bees live in beehives. 
  • A beehive can hold around 50,000 bees.
  • The members of the hive are divided into three types: Queen, Workers, Drones.
  • Male bees in the hive are called drones.
  • Worker bees are females and they do all the tasks needed to maintain the hive.
  • The worker bee lives for just five to six weeks. During this time, she will produce about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
  • Queen bee is the largest bee in the colony, with a long body. Queen manages the whole hive. 
  • Honey bees perform a waggle dance to communicate about food sources.
  • Bee waggles its body to indicate the direction of the food source and duration of the dance indicates the distance.
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7. Wasp

Wasp
Wasp Flying
Wasp Nest
Looking for more Images? We have selected a few good ones.

Wasp on Leaf Image | Pexels

Wasp on Flower Picture | Pixabay

Wasp Nest Photo | Shutterstock

Wasp Video

Wasp in Indian Languages
Hindi ततैया (Tataiya)
Bengali বোলতা (Bōlatā)
Tamil குளவி (Kuḷavi)
Kannada ಕಣಜ (Kaṇaja)
Marathi गांधीलमाशी (Gāndhīlamāśī)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Wasps are a small insect with six legs and three eyes.
  • Wasps have four wings.
  • Wasps can be in yellow, black, brown, metallic blue and red colours. 
  • Wasps live in a colony.
  • Wasp colony lives in a nest made from chewed wood.
  • Wasps eat plants, fruits, nectar, honey, flies, bees etc.

4-6 yrs

  • Wasps are a small insect with six legs, three eyes and four wings.
  • Wasps are known for its buzzing sound and painful stings.
  • Wasps live in colonies of up to 10,000 workers. The members of the colonies are divided into queens, males and workers. 
  • A male wasp is called a drone. 
  • The workers build a nest and collect food.
  • Queen wasp is the leader of the colony.
  • Wasps build nests from chewed wood. They chew strips of wood and spit it out to form a rough paper. 
  • Wasps are omnivorous, they eat plants, fruits, nectar, honey, flies, grasshoppers, caterpillars, bees etc.
  • Wasps are active during the day.
  • Wasps are helpful to humans by controlling pest populations.

8. Caterpillar

Caterpillar
Caterpillar on Leaf
Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar
Caterpillar in the Stage of Cocoon Formation
Caterpillar Video

Caterpillar in Indian Languages
Hindi कमला (Kamala)
Bengali শুঁয়াপোকা (Śum̐ẏāpōkā)
Tamil கம்பளிப்பூச்சி (Kampaḷippūcci)
Kannada ಮರಿಹುಳು (Marihuḷu)
Marathi सुरवंट (Suravaṇṭa)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • A caterpillar is a young butterfly or moth. 
  • Caterpillars can have more than six legs. 
  • Caterpillar crawls on the leaves.
  • Caterpillars cling and climb plants.
  • Caterpillars eat leaves, stems, branches or roots of the plant.

4-6 yrs

  • A caterpillar is a young butterfly or moth that has just hatched out of its egg. 
  • When it is older, the caterpillar will turn into a pupa (also known as a chrysalis), and then pupa will turn into a butterfly.
  • Caterpillars have more than six legs, three pairs of legs at the front and up to 5 pairs of false legs at the back.
  • False legs are called prolegs.
  • Prolegs help caterpillars cling and climb plants.
  • There are many different types of caterpillars which vary in colour, size, and diet.
  • Most caterpillars are herbivores and eat leaves, stems, branches or roots of the plant.
  • Caterpillars are an important source of food for birds and other invertebrates.
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9. Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly
Blue Monarch Butterfly
Queen Swallowtail butterfly
Birdwing Butterfly
Butterfly Lifecycle
Butterflies
Butterfly Video

Butterfly in Indian Languages
Hindi तितली (Titalee)
Bengali প্রজাপতি (Prajāpati)
Tamil பட்டாம்பூச்சி (Paṭṭāmpūcci)
Kannada ಚಿಟ್ಟೆ (Ciṭṭe)
Marathi फुलपाखरू (Phulapākharū)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Butterflies are a beautiful insect.
  • Butterflies have six legs.
  • Butterflies have four wings.
  • Butterflies close their wings when they rest.
  • Butterflies have two antennae.
  • Butterflies are active during the day.
  • Butterflies feed on nectar from flowers, pollen, fluid from tree sap, rotten fruits etc.

4-6 yrs

  • Butterflies are beautiful and bright coloured insects with unique patterns.
  • They come in a large variety of colours, shapes and sizes. 
  • A butterfly’s lifecycle is made of four parts: egg, larva (caterpillars), pupa (chrysalis) and adult.
  • A butterfly begins as an egg. The next stage is a larva and is called a caterpillar. 
  • Caterpillars are common in the grass, gardens and on trees.
  • The third stage is when caterpillar grows and creates a cocoon known as a  chrysalis. 
  • The caterpillar spends some days, or weeks, inside this cocoon, until it is fully-formed as a butterfly.
  • The adult butterfly sits for a few hours until its wings are filled with blood and dried, then it is ready to fly away.
  • Butterflies have taste receptors on their feet.
  • Butterflies are herbivorous, they feed on nectar from flowers, pollen, fluid from tree sap, rotten fruit etc.

10. Moth

Moth
Moth on Floor
Moth with Wings Closed
Moth on Wall
Moth Video

Moth in Indian Languages
Hindi कीट (Keet)
Bengali পোকা (Pōkā)
Tamil அந்துப்பூச்சி (Antuppūcci)
Kannada ಚಿಟ್ಟೆ (Ciṭṭe)
Marathi पतंग (Pataṅga)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Moth is a flying insect like a butterfly. 
  • Moth has six legs.
  • Moth has four wings.
  • Moth has two antennae.
  • Moths rest with their wings open.
  • Moth eats nectar, fluid from tree sap, rotten fruits etc. 

4-6 yrs

  • Moth looks like a butterfly with the dark coloured body.
  • Moth and butterfly belong to the same insect family (Lepidoptera). 
  • There are about 160,000 species of moths that are all different colours, shapes, and sizes.
  • Moths have antennae shorter than butterflies. 
  • Moths rest with their wings open. 
  • Most moths are active during the night, but some moths are active in the daytime.
  • Moths are herbivorous, they feed on nectar from flowers, pollen, fluid from tree sap, rotten fruits etc.
  • Moths use the position of the moon or stars to navigate during the flight. If the position of the moon or stars are not obvious, moths use earth’s magnetic field – geomagnetic signals.

11. Mosquito

Mosquito
Mosquito Sucking Blood
Mosquito Video

Mosquito in Indian Languages
Hindi मच्छर (Machchhar)
Bengali মশা (Maśā)
Tamil கொசு (Kocu)
Kannada ಸೊಳ್ಳೆ (Soḷḷe)
Marathi डास (Ḍāsa)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Mosquitoes have a thin body.
  • Mosquitoes have two wings and six legs.
  • Mosquitoes have two long antennae and a long mouth. 
  • Mosquitoes suck blood from humans and animals.
  • Mosquitoes are seen everywhere.

4-6 yrs

  • Mosquitoes have a slim body with one pair of wings, three pairs of long legs, one pair of antennae, and an elongated mouth.
  • Mosquitoes consume the blood of humans and animals.
  • The mosquito’s mouth is called a proboscis.
  • Proboscis looks like an upside-down funnel with the narrow needle-like end pointing down.
  • Mosquitoes use proboscis to pierce the skin and suck blood. 
  • Female mosquitoes feed on blood, plant juices and nectar.
  • Male mosquitoes feed on nectar, honeydew and plant juices.
  • Mosquitoes spread diseases like malaria, dengue and yellow fever when they feed on blood.
  • There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes in the world.
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12. Housefly

Housefly
Housefly Flying
Housefly Video

Housefly in Indian Languages
Hindi मक्खी (Makkhee)
Bengali মাছি (Māchi)
Tamil ஈ (Ī)
Kannada
Marathi माशी (Mashi)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • House flies are small insects. 
  • They are grey to black in color.
  • Houseflies have two wings.
  • Houseflies have hairy and sticky feet.
  • Houseflies can walk and fly.
  • Houseflies feed on nectar, fruits, vegetables and decaying matter.

4-6 yrs

  • House flies are grey to black in color with big compound eyes and two thin wings. 
  • Houseflies don’t have teeth. 
  • Houseflies have hairy and sticky feet.
  • Houseflies produce sticky substances and can stick to any surface.
  • They can taste with their feet.
  • Its mouthparts consist of proboscis, which sucks up food in liquid form.
  • Houseflies can walk.
  • Flies beat their wings 200 times per second.
  • It can fly at a speed of 5 miles per hour.
  • House flies buzz in your ear, land on your food or crawls in your house. 
  • Flies are omnivorous, they feed on nectar, fruits, vegetables, animal blood and decaying matter.

13. Ladybird

Ladybird on Stem
Ladybird
Yellow Ladybird
Ladybird Video

Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Ladybird has an oval, dome-shaped body.
  • Ladybird has six short legs and four wings.
  • Ladybird has two antennae.
  • Ladybirds can fly.
  • Ladybirds are in different colours, including red, orange, yellow with spots/ stripes on them.
  • Ladybird eats insects, whiteflies, mites, aphids etc.

4-6 yrs

  • Ladybirds are a type of beetle.
  • They come in different colours, including red, orange, yellow with black dots on them.
  • Some ladybirds have no spots and others have white spots/stripes.
  • Ladybirds have oval, dome-shaped bodies with six short legs.
  • They have two pairs of wings. The outer pair is the hard shell for protection and an inner pair of wings are used for flying.
  • Ladybirds are helpful for farmers because they consume plant-eating insects, such as aphids and mites.
  • Ladybirds taste and smell with their antennae.
  • To protect themself from danger, ladybirds pretend to be dead. Ladybirds release a yellow fluid from their legs which is stinky and toxic to other insects. These are the defence mechanisms they use to get rid of the predators.
  • Ladybirds are also known as lady beetles or ladybugs.
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14. Stinkbug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Green Stink Bug
Stink Bug on Leaf
Stinkbug Video

Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Stink bug has a shield-like body.
  • Stink bug has four wings and six legs.
  • Stink bugs are usually brown, green, or greyish in colour. 
  • They live in gardens, parks, farms and orchards.
  • When disturbed, stink bugs release a bad smell.
  • Stink bugs eat leaves, flowers, fruits, crops, larvae, caterpillars etc.

4-6 yrs

  • Stink bug has a shield-like triangular body with two pairs of wings, three pairs of legs and two antennae on top of the head.
  • Stink bugs are usually brown, green, or greyish in colour. 
  • Stink bugs release a very bad odour when they are hurt or crushed.
  • The bad odour is caused by chemicals released from the stinkbug’s abdominal glands.
  • They also use this chemical to protect them from predators.
  • Stink bugs are found in gardens, parks, farms, orchards and residential areas.
  • Stink bugs are omnivores, they eat leaves, flowers, fruits, crops, larvae, caterpillars etc.
  • Stink bugs are also called shield bugs.

15. Beetle

Rhinoceros Beetle
Hercules Beetle
Goldflower Beetle
Colorado Potato Beetle
Beetle Video

Beetle in Indian Languages
Hindi भृंग (Beetle)
Bengali পোকা (Pōkā)
Tamil வண்டு (Vaṇṭu)
Kannada ಜೀರುಂಡೆ (Jīruṇḍe)
Marathi बीटल (Bīṭala)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Beetles are small insects.
  • Beetles have six legs.
  • Beetles have a hard shell and four wings.
  • Beetles are in different colours, including yellow, green, red, orange or purple with stripes or spots.
  • Beetles eat leaves, crops, seeds, fruits, wood, larvae etc.

4-6 yrs

  • Beetles have a hard shell, two pairs of wings and three pairs of legs.
  • Beetles are in different colours, including yellow, green, red, orange or purple with stripes or spots.
  • There are 3,50,000 different species of beetles in the world. 
  • Some species of beetles destroy plants and trees.
  • Some other species of beetles help the environment by eating unnecessary wastes and harmful insects. 
  • Beetles cannot see well, so they interact using sounds, vibrations and pheromones. 
  • Beetles are omnivores, they eat leaves, seeds, fruits, wood, fungus, dung, larvae, mites etc.

16. Firefly

Firefly
Firefly Light
Fireflies in a Glass Jar
Fireflies
Firefly Video

Firefly in Indian Languages
Hindi जुगनू  (Juganoo)
Bengali জোনাকি (Jōnāki)
Tamil மின்மினிப் பூச்சி

(Miṉmiṉip pūcci)

Kannada ಫೈರ್ ಫ್ಲೈ (Phair phlai)
Marathi गोळीबार (Gōḷībāra)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Firefly has a hard outer shell with six legs.
  • Firefly has four wings and two antennae.
  • Firefly produces light.
  • Firefly’s light can be yellow, green or orange.
  • Fireflies use their light to communicate with each other.
  • Fireflies eat pollen, nectar, larvae, worms etc.

4-6 yrs

  • Fireflies are a type of beetle.
  • Firefly is a bioluminescent insect. 
  • Firefly can make its own light.
  • The firefly’s light-producing organ is called the “lantern,” and it is located in the insect’s abdomen.
  • Firefly’s glow is a chemical reaction.
  • Fireflies contain a chemical in their abdomen called luciferin and luciferase
  • When that chemical combines with oxygen, the chemical reaction (bioluminescence) causes their abdomen to light up.
  • Fireflies use their light to communicate with each other.
  • Fireflies are active at night. 
  • Fireflies are omnivores, they eat pollen, nectar, larvae, worms etc.
  • They are also called ‘lightning bugs’ or ‘forest stars’.
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17. Grasshopper

Grasshopper
Grasshopper Jump
Eastern Lubber Grasshopper
Grasshopper Video

Grasshopper in Indian Languages
Hindi टिड्डी (Tiddee)
Bengali ফড়িং (Phaṛiṁ)
Tamil வெட்டுக்கிளி (Veṭṭukkiḷi)
Kannada ಮಿಡತೆ (Miḍate)
Marathi फडफड (Phaḍaphaḍa)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Grasshoppers have six legs and four wings.
  • Grasshoppers have two antennae. 
  • Grasshoppers are in green, brown or grey colours. 
  • Grasshoppers can jump and fly.
  • Grasshoppers live in grassy areas such as fields and forests.
  • Grasshoppers eat plants, leaves, grasses and crops. 

4-6 yrs

  • Grasshoppers have six legs, four wings, two antennae, a head, thorax, and abdomen. 
  • Grasshopper’s back wings are larger than the front wings.
  • Grasshoppers are in different colours, including brown, yellowish-brown, reddish-brown and light green. Some grasshoppers are even striped.
  • Grasshopper’s back legs help them to jump and hop. 
  • Grasshoppers can jump up to 20 times their own body length.
  • Grasshopper and cricket belong to the same family.
  • Grasshoppers have shorter antennae than crickets.
  • Grasshoppers rub their hind legs against their wings to make sounds, while crickets rub their wings together to make a sound. 
  • Grasshoppers are herbivores, they eat plants, leaves, grasses and crops. 

18. Dragonfly

Dragonfly

 

Red Skimmer Dragonfly
Blue Dragonfly
Yellow and Black Dragonfly
Dragonfly Video

Dragonfly in Indian Languages
Hindi ड्रैगनफ्लाई (Draiganaphlaee)
Bengali ফড়িং (Phaṛiṁ)
Tamil தட்டாம்பூச்சி (Taṭṭāmpūcci)
Kannada ಡ್ರ್ಯಾಗನ್ಫ್ಲೈ (Ḍryāganphlai)
Marathi ड्रॅगनफ्लाय (Ḍrĕganaphlāya)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Dragonflies have a long body.
  • Dragonflies have four transparent wings and six legs. 
  • Dragonflies have two tiny antennae. 
  • Dragonflies are in different colours including blue, brown, green, yellow and red.
  • They are extremely fast at flying.
  • They eat flies, mosquitoes, bees, ants, wasps etc.

4-6 yrs

  • Dragonflies have a long body, four transparent wings, six legs and two tiny antennae. 
  • Dragonflies are in different colours including blue, green, yellow and red.
  • They are extremely fast at flying and even fly backwards.
  • Dragonflies are found in lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands.
  • Dragonflies are carnivorous, they eat flies, mosquitoes, bees, ants, wasps etc.
  • There are more than 5,000 species of dragonflies.

19. Flea

Flea
Flea in Animal Fur
Flea trying to Bite Human Skin
Flea Video

Flea in Indian Languages
Hindi देहिका (Dehika)
Bengali মাছি (Māchi)
Tamil பிளே பூச்சி (Piḷē pūcci)
Kannada ಚಿಗಟ (Cigaṭa)
Marathi पिसू (Pisū)
Talking Points

3-4 yrs

  • Flea is a tiny insect with a flat body.
  • Fleas have six legs.
  • Fleas do not have wings. 
  • Fleas jump from one place to another.
  • Fleas drink the blood of the animal or human.

4-6 yrs

  • Flea is an insect that lives on animals and humans. 
  • Fleas have a flat body covered with tiny hairs and spines.
  • They have three pairs of legs. Hind legs are used for jumping.
  • Fleas do not have wings. 
  • Fleas jump from one place to another.
  • Fleas drink the blood of the animal or human they bite.
  • Flea bites are usually red bumps and they itch.
  • There are several types of flea including the dog flea, cat flea, human flea, northern rat flea, and the oriental rat flea. 
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Insects Chart

Insects Stickers

Insects Worksheets

Insects Books

1. Everything: Insects
2. Insects: Facts at Your Fingertips
3. First Big Book of Bugs
4. National Geographic Readers: Ants

5. My Own Very Hungry Caterpillar Coloring Book

 

Insects Toys

1. Melissa & Doug Insects Puzzle

2. Bug Catcher Kits for Kids 

3. 51 Pieces Plastic Insect Toys
4. Insects Flash Cards for Kids

Thank you for reading our blog on insects. In order to help parents teach about insects to their kids, we have also translated the names of insects into 5 Indian languages: Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada and Marathi. While there are many types of insects, we have selected a few popular ones which adults and children commonly search for. Besides the pictures and photos that are already in the blog, we have also provided the readers more options to view amazing high-quality pictures from good websites. Similarly for videos of insects, besides the ones that are already in the blog, we have curated and shared the links of other amazing videos from reputed sources. The ‘talking points’ section gives simple facts and general trivia for kids. These talking points can also be used by parents for ‘show and tell’ events that kids commonly participate in.

 

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