Insects A Pictionary

A for Ant

Ants are one of the most common insects in the world. Ants are a very organized species. They always live in colonies. The head of the colony is always a female ant and it is called the queen ant. The male ants are called workers or soldier ants. They are sometimes also called as drones.

Male buckeyes perch during the day on low plants or bare ground to watch for females. Females lay eggs one at a time on leaf buds or on upperside of host plant leaves. The background color of the buckeye is mostly brown. . They fly often to patrol their territory or to chase other flying insects. The buckeye is often seen perching on protruding branches or resting on bare ground.B for Buckeye Butterfly    The buckeye is a medium-sized butterfly with two large multicolored eyespots on hindwings and one large eyespot on forewings.

Once the female cicada comes above ground. . Some cicada's live underground for seventeen years. A male cicada abdomen has two drum like sound chambers. Cicadas suck juice from tree roots when they are larva. The cicada grows up to three inches. A cicada can chirp so loud you can hear it from half a mile away.C for Cicadas         The cicada is related to the harvest fly. Then she lays her eggs and dies The cicada can lay four hundred to six hundred eggs. she mates.

Dragonflies do not bite or sting humans. Dragonflies typically eat mosquitoes and other small insects. two pairs of strong. streams. Dragonflies are usually found around lakes. ponds. since they help control populations of harmful insects. transparent wings. They are therefore valued as predators. .D for DragonFly      It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes. and an elongated body.

They are called pincers and are used in capturing prey and mating. they are practically harmless to man. Only a few are good fliers. They may be winged or wingless.E for Earwigs    The name originates from the superstition that earwigs crawl into the ears of sleeping persons and bore into the brain. . Although earwigs appear somewhat dangerous due to their forceps. The body terminates in a pair of claw like structures.

Firefly eggs are also reported to glow. Some people call them "lightning bugs". The eggs hatch about four weeks later into larvae. The larvae sometimes glow. and are commonly known as "glowworms". . Other kinds feed on pollen and nectar. It is believed that some adult fireflies do not eat.F for FireFly      "Firefly" is the common name for the nocturnal (night-time) luminous (glowing) insects belonging to the beetle family . Female fireflies lay their eggs in the soil.

the heroes are the members of an ant colony. and the lead villain and his henchmen are grasshoppers. The lead villain is then eaten by a bird.G for Grass Hopper    Grasshoppers exist in a variety of colors! In many places around the world. grasshoppers are eaten as a good source of protein! In the movie A Bug's Life. .

pollen is used as a protein source necessary during brood-rearing. Worker bees of a certain age will secrete beeswax. . Bees collect pollen in the pollen basket and carry it back to the hive. In the hive. modified and stored in the honeycomb by honey bees.H for Honey Bee      Honey bees (or honeybees) are insects that store honey and they construct their nests out of beeswax Honey is made when the nectar and sweet deposits from plants and trees are gathered. All honey bees live in colonies where the worker bees will sting intruders as a form of defense. They use the wax to form the walls and caps of the comb.

Males are golden yellow in color. has a very obvious black eyespot on each hindwing. on each hindwing. Both sexes are attracted to lights and fly. Both have one big black to bluish eyespot with some white in the center. . The number of male io moths is more than the number of female moths. named for a character in Greek mythology.I for Io Moth      The Io moth. but females are more brown. a defense mechanism meant to frighten off potential predators.

Leaf tissue is eaten between the veins so that the foliage looks somewhat like lace. . and less than half an inch long. and the body is a beautiful metallic green. They devour leaves as well as flowers. oval. The five tufts of white hairs projecting from under the wing covers on each side and the two patches of white hairs at the tip of the abdomen are the distinguishing characteristics. Adults feed in the daytime from early June to Labor Day. Wing colors are coppery with fine lines that run the length of its wing cases.J for Japanese Beetle    The Japanese beetle is brilliantly colored.

Their antennae which may be two or three times the length of their body.K for Katydids    Katydids get their name from the way their songs sound. Katydids do everything from posing as remarkably life-like leaves to mimicking other insects in their attempts to make it through the day without being eaten. . when most of them are active. These antennae are covered with sensory receptors that allow katydids to find their way around in the dark. Few other groups in the insect world have as wide a range of survival tactics as katydids.

.L for Lady bird    Ladybirds are generally considered useful insects They feed on scale insects which are pests in gardens. and orchards. agricultural fields. Some people consider seeing them or having them land on one's body to be a sign of good luck to come. and that killing them is bad luck.

They are carriers of the dangerous virus that causes malaria. the male's is 10 to 20 days. The female requires a blood meal for egg development Female Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon-dioxide and will pierce the skin of people and other warm-blooded animals to suck blood.M for Mosquito      The average life span of the female mosquito is 3 to 100 days. Mosquito adults feed on flower nectar and juices of fruits for flight energy. causing a painful swelling. .

The web of female Nephila can reach one meter in width.Taiwan and China. the yellow threads appear rich gold in sunlight. unique colors of the species of the female Nephila. . It can be found throughout Japan. and adds red around the spinneret. The adult female individual has stripes of yellow and dark blur blue. is a type of spider. Due to the large size as well as the bright. the spider is well-favored in Japan.N for Nephila Clavata     Nephila clavata.

. If the prey is a venomous insect.O for Orb Weaver Spider   The orb-weaver spiders are the builders of spiral wheel-shaped webs often found in gardens. Characteristically. the prey insect that blunders into the sticky lines is stunned by a quick bite and then wrapped in silk. fields and forests. such as a wasp. wrapping may precede biting.

this paper wasp builds clusters of hexagonal paper cells.P for Paper Wasp    Taking a drink from the moisture that gathered on the surface of this tropical plant. The Chinese inventor of paper was legend to have been inspired by observing these wasps chewing bark. . Mixing masticated wood pulp with adhesive saliva. these paper nest cells act as larval nesting chambers for the young wasps.

Red Pierrots. are usually noticed by excited children in gardens due to their beautiful striking patterns and colours.R for Red Pierrot   The Red Pierrot is a small but striking butterfly found in South Asia. flying weakly around and perching on the Kalanchoe plant. .

S for Stick Insect    A stick insect looks just like a stick. Many stick insects are easy to care for. Since it looks like a twig it is very difficult to find them. and make good pets mainly the Indian stick insect. .

Termites have been called the white ant.T for Termites          A queen termite can lay thirty thousand eggs a day. Each termite has there own job. Some workers have no eyes. Like ants. The termites build their homes in the ground. termites live in colonies. Common termite mounds can be up to 2 feet high! . There are twenty-one hundred species of termites. The most common termite is the black mound termite.

but surprisingly. are usually bigger than the female. but are rarely seen by people. it's not an ant at all! This is a wingless female wasp. They are sometimes seen flying low to the ground looking for females to mate with.V for Velvet Ant     It's easy to see why this insect is called a velvet ant. so wingless females are often mistaken for large ants. Male velvet ants have wings. . Its body shape is like that of an ant.

W for Wasp    Wasps are prolific caterpillar hunters. Paralyzed caterpillars are used as food for their young while they develop in sand burrows. The Females sting with their modified egg laying apparatus when they are ‘bug’-ged . Wasp females are dangerous just like their counterpart mosquitoes.

Xysticus are the dark brown or reddish-brown crab spiders often encountered on weeds or trees. They have shorter. and tend to hunt by stationing themselves in a high-traffic area and grabbing whatever insect passes close enough. . sturdier legs and more patterned abdomens. They move slowly.X for Xysticus     Xysticus is a type of crab spiders.

is one of the largest invasive ants species in the world.Y for Yellow Crazy Ant    The yellow crazy ant is a species of ant introduced accidentally to northern Australia It is a pest. . . It is colloquially called "crazy" because of its erratic movements when disturbed.

Z for Zebra Long Wing Butterfly    The Zebra long wing butterfly. They are most common in North America and certain parts of South America such as Venezuela They are the official butterfly of Florida (USA) . as it name indicates has long wings with zebra like stripes.