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All About Nature:
Animals to Paint Online

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For a list of all the animals, click here.
If the animal you're interested in isn't here, please e-mail us and we'll add it. We've had hundreds of requests recently, so it may take a while.

Insect Online Coloring Pages

Insects are arthropods (a type of invertebrate, animals that lack a backbone). All insects have a hard exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax, and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes, and two antennae. The legs (and wings, if applicable) are attached to the thorax. Insects breathe through holes called spiracles. Insects hatch from eggs.

There are about a million different types of insects and many more that have not been discovered yet. Insects evolved during the Silurian Period, 438 to 408 mya (long before dinosaurs appeared). Insect means "segmented" in Latin.

The following is a sampling of insects:


Ant

Ants are social insects.

Assassin Bug

Assassin bugs are insects that eat other insects.


Bee

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


Dragonfly

The dragonfly is a flying insect with a long abdomen.


Firefly

The firefly (also known as the lightning bug) is a luminescent flying insect.


Grasshopper

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


Green Darner Dragonfly

A blue and green flying insect with transparent-to-yellow wings.


Harlequin Bug

This small agricultural pest is brightly-colored.


House Fly

The common house fly is a small, flying insect.


Jumping Bean Moth

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


Ladybug

Tiny flying insects that eat garden pests.


Lightning Bug

The lightning bug (also known as the firefly) is a luminescent flying insect.


Luna Moth

A green moth with long hindwing tails and distinctive eyespots.


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.


Pond Skater

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


Praying Mantid

Predatory insects that eat garden pests.


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.
Silkworm

Silkworm

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


Ulysses Butterfly

The Ulysses is a spectacular swallowtail butterfly from Australia.


Viceroy Butterfly

The Viceroy is an orange and black butterfly from North America.


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.
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