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Animals, Insects

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ant
An ant is a social insect that lives as part of an organised colony.
bee
A bee is a hairy insect with black and yellow stripes.
butterfly
A butterfly is an insect that typically has a long slender body and bright colourful wings.
centipede
A centipede is an arthropod with a flat body and many legs.
cockroach
A cockroach is a nocturnal creature that is often considered a household pest.
cricket
A cricket is a type of leaping insect known for the chirping noises made by its male species.
dragonfly
A dragonfly is insect with iridescent wings.
spider
A spider is a creature with eight legs that is known for spinning webs.
scorpion
A scorpion is an arachnid of warm dry regions with a long segmented tail ending in a venomous stinger.
flea
A flea is a wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for its ability to leap.
fly
A fly is an insect with a pair of functional wings for flight and a pair back wings for balance.
grasshopper
A grasshopper is a plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping.
wasp
A wasp has a slender body and a formidable sting.
insect
An insect is a small air-breathing arthropod.
ladybug
A ladybug is a small round spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests.
louse
A louse is a wingless bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals.
millipede
A millipede is an arthropod with a cylindrical body and many pairs of legs.
mite
A mite is a minute arachnid that often infests animals, plants, or stored food.
mosquito
A mosquito is a winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals.

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