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Animals to Paint Online

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Ulysses butterfly
Arthropods to Paint Online
Arthropods are the most numerous animals on Earth. They are a phylum of invertebrate animals that have an exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed legs; they do not have a backbone. Arthropods are cold-blooded; their body temperature depends on the temperature of their environment.

Some of the major living groups of arthropods:

Sub-phylumClassNumber of AntennaeNumber of LegsNumber of Body PartsExamples
CheliceratesArachnidsNone4 pairs
8
2 (cephalothorax and abdomen)Spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks
MeristomataNone5 pairs
10
2 (head and thorax)Horseshoe crabs
.Crustaceans4
2 pairs
8 or moreIt variesLobsters, crayfish, shrimp, crabs, copepods, woodlice, and barnacles
UniramiansInsects1 pair
(2)
3 pairs
(6)
3 (head, thorax,and abdomen)Butterflies, beetles, ants, bees, roaches, flies, dragonflies, cicadas, grasshoppers
Myriapods1 pair
(2)
18 or more2 (head and a segmented trunk)Centipedes, millipedes

Some Arthropods to Paint Online:


Ant

Ants are social insects.


Arachnids

Arachnids have eight jointed legs, an exoskeleton, and a two-part body. Spiders, scorpions, and ticks are arachnids.

Assassin Bug

Assassin bugs are insects that eat other insects.


Bee

Bees are flying, social insects that live in a hive.


Black Widow Spider

A very poisonous spider with a distinctive red hourglass marking.
Blue Morpho Butterfly

Blue Morpho Butterfly

A brilliant blue butterfly from rainforests of South and Central America.


Butterflies and Moths

Printouts about these beautiful flying insects.
life cycle

Butterfly Life Cycle

See how a butterfly starts out as an egg, hatches into a caterpillar, becomes a pupa, then emerges as a fully-grown adult.


Copepod

Copepods are tiny crustaceans from fresh and salt water.


Crab

A crab is an animal with a shell. It has eyes on stalks on its head.


Crayfish

Freshwater crustaceans with four pairs of walking legs.


Crustaceans

Crustaceans are animals with a hard exoskeleton, jointed legs, and a segmented body.


Dragonfly

The dragonfly is a flying insect with a long abdomen.


Grasshopper

Grasshoppers are insects that can hop, walk, and fly. There are about 10,000 different species of grasshoppers.


Harlequin Bug

This small agricultural pest is brightly-colored.


Hermit Crab

Hermit crabs are crabs that lack a hard shell; they use a discarded shell for protection.


Horseshoe Crab

The horseshoe crab is a hard-shelled animal that lives in warm coastal waters on the sea floor.


Insects

Insects have a hard exoskeleton, a three-part body, and six legs.


Jumping Bean Moth

A brown moth that spends its larval stage inside a seed pod.


Ladybug

Tiny flying insects that eat garden pests.


Lobster

A hard-shelled marine invertebrate with 10 jointed legs.


Luna Moth

A green moth with long hindwing tails and distinctive eyespots.
Blue Morpho Butterfly

Morpho Butterfly

A brilliant blue butterfly from rainforests of South and Central America.


Mosquito

A small flying insect that is a carrier of disease.


Oregon Silverspot Butterfly

A brown and orange butterfly that lives in humid coastal salt-spray meadows and fields in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.
Painted Lady Butterfly
Painted Lady Butterfly

A very widespread and common butterfly.
Painted Lady Butterfly

Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle

The life cycle of this common butterfly.

Plankton

Plankton are tiny organisms that float in the seas and other bodies of water. Many zooplankton are crustaceans.


Pond Skater

A bug that walks on water. It is also called the water strider.


Queen Alexandra's Birdwing Butterfly

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing is the biggest butterfly in the world. Its wingspan is about 1 foot ( 30 cm) wide.


Scorpion

A venomous arachnid with a large stinger on its tail.


Shrimp

Shrimp are small, bottom-dwelling crustaceans with a translucent exoskeleton.
Silkworm

Silkworm

The silkworm moth is an insect (not a worm) that produces a silken cocoon. This cocoon is harvested to make silk thread.


Spider

Spiders have eight legs.


Tarantula

A tarantula is a large, hairy spider.


Trilobite

Trilobites are extinct marine arthropods that lived from about 540 to 245 million years ago.


Ulysses Butterfly

The Ulysses is a spectacular swallowtail butterfly from Australia.
centipedebee

Uniramians

Uniramians are a group that include insects, centipedes, millipedes, and their relatives.


Vinegarroon

A whip scorpion, an arachnid that emits a vinegar-like mist.


Walkingstick

The Walkingstick (also called the laboratory stick insect) is a long, slow-moving, plant-eating insect that looks like a twig.


Wasp

Wasps are insects with 2 pairs of wings and strong jaws. Many wasps sting.


Water Strider

A bug that walks on water.


Yellow Jacket

A yellow jacket is a type of social wasp, a flying, stinging insect.


Zebra Longwing Butterfly

The Zebra Longwing is a small, black-and-yellow striped butterfly from warm areas.


Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

The Zebra Swallowtail butterfly is a common butterfly with distinctive black and white markings.

Zooplankton

Zooplankton are tiny animals that float in the seas and other bodies of water. Many zooplankton are marine crustaceans.
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