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Plant or plant product that insects eat
cork
Plant or plant product that insects eat
wood
Plant or plant product that insects eat
paper
Plant or plant product that insects eat
fabric
Plant or plant product that insects eat
flour
Predatory insects
hunt other animals for food
Predatory insects
have a variety of ways to catch their prey
Predatory insects
May lure their prey into a trap
Predatory insects
Sit and wait for their prey
Predatory insects
Track or hunt prey
Rove Beetles
Secrete strong-smelling substance and smear it on a leaf to attract flies
Rove Beetles
waits on a dung pile or a dead animal to catch flies
Lion larvae
Lion larvae
Lion larvae
build a cones-shaped pit in loose sand
Lion larvae
Wait at the bottom of the pit for it’s prey
Lion larvae
An insect walks by and falls into its pit
Praying mantises
Praying mantises
Praying mantises
Sit and wait for their prey
Praying mantises
They are camouflaged against their environment
Praying mantises
Waits until an insect is in striking distance and attacks
Praying mantises
Sway gently back and forth, imitating the wind
Praying mantises
Ambush prey with their front legs
Praying mantises
Front legs have spines to prevent escape of their prey
Praying mantises
Bite prey with their powerful jaws
Praying mantises
Only insects that can move their heads from side to side
Praying mantises
Can rotate their heads 180 degrees
Rove Beetles
Rove Beetles
Plant or plant product that insects eat
Plant or plant product that insects eat
Predatory insects
Predatory insects
Marsh fly larvae
Marsh fly larvae
Marsh fly larvae
Follow the slimy trail of slugs
Marsh fly larvae
They inject poison into the slug and then eat it
Dragonflies
Dragonflies
Dragonflies
Are attracted to areas where there is a great amount of insect activity
Dragonflies
Are attracted to ponds
Dragonflies
Dart back and forth eating midges and other insects
Tiger beetles
Aggressively run along the ground, attacking insects
Tiger beetles
Larvae use their heads to dig holes
Tiger beetles
They drag their prey into holes to eat them
Tiger beetles
Tiger beetles
Insect Defenses
Stinging Insects

These insects sting predators and often have bright colors to warn them.
Insect Defenses
Insect Defenses
Insect Defense, Bad Taste
These insects have a horrible taste. Predators will usually spit them out and never go after anything that looks like them again. These insects have bright colors to warn about the taste
Insect Defense, Mimicry
These insects do nothing themselves except look and act like insects that have bad taste to fool predators. Predators will usually leave them alone as soon as they see them.
Insect Defense, Camouflage
These insects look just like leaves, bark, branches, or whatever their environment appears to be. They are very hard for their predators to find.
Insect Defense, Camouflage
Walking Stick
Thorn Bug
Insect Defense, Camouflage
Walking Stick
Insect Defense, Camouflage
Insect Defense, Camouflage
Insect Defense, sting
Wasp
Insect Defense, sting
Honeybee
Insect Defense, sting
Insect Defense, sting
Insect Defense, Mimicry
Viceroy Butterfly (resembles the monarch but does not feed on milkweed)
Insect Defense, Mimicry
Insect Defense, Mimicry
Insect Defense, Mimicry
Bee-Fly (a harmless fly that looks like a bee)
Insect Defense, Camouflage
Thorn Bug (a small insect that looks like a thorn)
Insect Defense, Bad Taste
Ladybug
Monarch Butterfly
Insect Defense, Mimicry
Viceroy Butterfly
Bee-Fly