We Love Bugs!

October 25, 2019
PETER BLANCHARD

Meet Kristie Reddick (above, left) and Jessica Honaker. They are bug scientists. Together, they are known as the Bug Chicks. The two make videos and write books about insects and spiders.

The Bug Chicks go all over the world. Reddick went to Kenya, in Africa. There, she discovered a camel spider that was new to scientists. She found out it was new by looking at the hairs on its legs.

Some people are scared of bugs. Are you one of them? If so, the Bug Chicks have a tip to share. “Most bugs are harmless,” Reddick told TIME for Kids. “If you are afraid of a bug, learn about it!”

A previous version of this article misidentified the creature Kristie Reddick found. It is a camel spider, which is a type of arachnid.