The giant swallowtail, American grasshopper, various species of bumblebees, velvet ants and the yellow jacket wasp are various types of insects. Representative orders include Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Hemipte... More » Pets & Animals Bugs

Insect cocoons almost always use silk to some degree, but the major materials composing the cocoon can include the larva's own hairs, twigs and leaves; in addition to fecal matter, wood chips or sand. Different species v... More »

A bee is an insect, and insects are arthropods. All arthropods have three pairs of legs, exoskeletons and segmented bodies. Honeybees have a special set of legs with pockets to hold pollen as the bee travels to different... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

The most poisonous insects in the United States are wasps, hornets, bees and fire ants. While no American species is toxic enough to kill a human being with the amount of venom a single sting releases, all of these insec... More » Pets & Animals Bugs

Termites and flying ants are two completely different types of insects, although they may look similar. Upon closer inspection, the two insect species vary greatly in appearance and behavior. More »

Scorpions feed primarily on small arthropods, insects and other scorpions, although some large species have been known to prey on mice and small lizards. Like spiders, scorpions are carnivorous arachnids. They feed oppor... More »

Praying mantis species are carnivorous and primarily feed on other insects, such as butterflies, moths, grasshoppers and crickets. However, adult mantids aren't picky and eat rodents, birds, reptiles, frogs and much more... More »