Bugs, Bugs and more Bugs

Introduction

A lot of different insects are called bugs, especiallly those that people think of as pests. Most people think bugs are scary or icky, or they walk right by without giving them a second glance! Insects are amazingly successful animals. Did you know that there are more kinds of insects on Earth than all other animal species put together? There are insects all around us: in our home, in gardens, and out in the countryside. They outnumber humans by over a billion times. Scientists called Entomologists have a special interest in insects. They observe the insect world and try to find out how it works. Bugs can be a bother, and so can people. Stop bugging me!

Internet Links
Bugs and Insects at Primary games
Come explore different bug and insect games and crafts at Primarygames.
 
Bugs on a Wire -- Miniclip games
Try to move your bug along the telephone wire without getting eaten by the birds.
 
Dr. Zitbag's invent-an-insect game
Help Dr. Zitbag collect different types of insects so he can try to create new breeds.
 
Insect Game
Trying to catch as many crawling, creeping and flying insects as possible.
 
Articles & Databases
1. These insects can resemble a leaf, flower, stem or wine...(termites, stoneflies, butterflies, grasshoppers, gnats, mantis)
2.These ants leave chemicals into the air to tell each other when it is time to fight or to retreat....(fire ants, beetles, wasps, gnats, mosquitoes)
3. Also called electric light bulbs....(aphids, hoppers, grasshoppers, water-bugs)
 
Print Resources
Bug Out! : the world's creepiest, crawliest critters
by Ginjer L. Clarke; illustrated by Pete Mueller
Text and pictures present many strange facts about bugs.
 
Bug Safari
by Bob Barner
Tells how the author, as a young boy followed a trail of ants and came across various other insects and small creatures.
 
Bugs are Insects
by Anne F. Rockwell; illustrated by Steven Jenkins
Introduces common backyard insects and explains the basic characteristics of these creatures.
 
The Very Busy Spider
by Eric Carle
The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, but she persists and produces a thing of both beauty and usefulness.