There are over one hundred thousand different kinds of
insects in the United States and Canada. There are almost a million
kinds of insects in the world. Most are smaller than your fingernail and you need a microscope to see them. The praying
mantis is a big insect. It can grow to be four or five inches
Some insects are harmful. They bite and carry and
spread diseases. Other kinds of insects such as the locusts can
destroy crops planted by farmers. Very tiny insects called aphids
can damage or kill many plants. Wasps and horseflies can sting you.
Bees and butterflies carry pollen
from flower to flower.
Other insects are helpful. Butterflies and bees
carry pollen from one flower to another. Bees also make honey.
Ladybugs are helpful insects because they eat aphids and other insects
that harm and destroy crops.
Directions: Answer the questions below about
What insect can grow to be four or
five inches long?
Most insects are as small as a
Tiny insects that destroy plants are
What insect will sting you?
How many kinds of insects are there
in the world?
What do bees and butterflies carry
from flower to flower?
What do bees make?
What insect eats aphids?
Insects are harmful and
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