There are over 1 million different known species of insects in the world, and some experts estimate that there might be as many as 10 million!
Ant colonies consist of males, females and workers. The queen ant has wings and can live up to ten years.
Butterflies can see red, green and yellow. They have four wings and six legs. They test with their feet.
Dragonflies have huge eyes and powerful jaws. The dragonflies are ancient insects, they were around before the dinosaurs.
Flies are the only insects that have two wings. They don't grow, they are born full size.
Our most common ladybird has seven spots. In many countries ladybirds are considered to be good luck.
Only female mosquitoes feed on or bite humans. They prefer children to adults, and blondes to brunettes.
Time for a Rhyme
A family insects
Live under a tree.
A father, a mother
And babies three.
They can pinch.
They can fly.
They can sting.
They can bite.