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Hunting for Insects

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Insects are small creatures. They all have six legs and a hard outer shell. Some insects have wings and can fly. Insects come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Read on to learn more about them.

Blending In

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This insect is called a walking stick. It looks like a twig, doesn’t it? This helps it hide from predators predator ALLAN DAVEY—GETTY IMAGES an animal that kills and eats other animals to survive (noun) The great white shark is a fierce predator. .

Working Together

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Ants are social social PW SOCIAL KLAUS VEDFELT—GETTY IMAGES tending to live and work together (adjective) Most humans are social beings. insects. They live 
and work together in large groups. 
A group of ants is called a colony.

Fantastic Fliers

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Look at those wings! Dragonflies zoom around looking for mosquitoes, flies, and moths to eat.

Sneak Attack

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This is a praying mantis. 
It is a predator. It uses its long front legs to catch other insects for food.

Did You Know?

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Insects have three main body parts. These are the head, thorax, and abdomen. Look at this diagram diagram NORA CAROL PHOTOGRAPHY—GETTY IMAGES a drawing that shows the parts of something (noun) The diagram shows how the clock works. to see the body parts of a bee.

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