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Insect Printouts

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.

Insect means "segmented" in Latin. There are about a million different types of insects and many more that have not been discovered yet. Insects (Class Insecta) are currently divided into 31 orders.

Insects evolved during the Silurian Period, 438 to 408 mya (long before the dinosaurs appeared).

The biggest insect that ever lived was the ancient dragonfly called Meganeura. This predatory flying insect lived about 250 million years ago and had a wingspan of about 2 feet.

The following is a sampling of insects:

Anatomy: Label the Insect Printout

Read the definitions, then label the insect diagram.


Insect Report Chart Printout

A chart to help with an insect report with areas to fill in the insect's common name, scientific name, anatomy, lifecycle, diet, enemies, protection, habitat, range, classification, endangered status, interesting facts, and a drawing of the insect.


Ant

Ants are social insects.


Ant Anatomy: Label Me!

Label the external anatomy of the ant.
Answers


Ant Life Cycle

Ant larva hatch from tiny eggs, then pupate and metamorphosize into adults.


Ant Life Cycle Sequencing Cards

Cut out the four scenes and arrange them so they show the ant life cycle.

Assassin Bug

Assassin bugs are insects that eat other insects.


Bee

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


Bee

(Simple version)
Bees are flying, social insects that live in a hive.


Beetle Anatomy Printout

Label the beetle's external anatomy on this printout.
Answers


Beetles

Beetles are the largest group of insects. Some beetles include the ladybug, scarab beetle, firefly, and the goliath beetle.
Blue Morpho Butterfly

Blue Morpho Butterfly

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

Find and write eight bugs. Sample answers: fly, ant, bee, roach, ,butterfly, moth, dragonfly, cricket.


Butterflies and Moths

Printouts about these beautiful flying insects.
frog

Butterfly:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on butterflies, with a short text to read, an anatomy picture to label, a life cycle diagram to label, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers.


Butterfly Anatomy: Label the Diagram

Read the definitions, then label the butterfly anatomy diagram.
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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.


Butterfly Life Cycle

A short printable shape book for early readers about the life cycle of a butterfly, with pages on the egg, caterpillar, pupa (chrysalis), and adult.


(Painted Lady) Butterfly Life Cycle Book
A Printable Activity Book

A short, printable activity book on the life cycle of the painted lady butterfly for fluent readers (with tabs).

Symmetrical Butterfly Life Cycle Pictures: Finish the Drawing Worksheet

Finish each of the four drawings around the line of symmetry. The butterfly life cycle pictures are a egg, larva or caterpillar, pupa, and adult. Or go to the answers.
Butterfly lifecycle to label

Butterfly Life Cycle in French

Label the egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly in French.
Answers
Butterfly lifecycle to label

Butterfly Life Cycle in German

Label the egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly in German.
Answers
Butterfly lifecycle to label

Butterfly Life Cycle in Italian

Label the egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly in Italian.
Answers
Butterfly lifecycle to label

Butterfly Life Cycle in Spanish

Label the egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly in Spanish.
Answers
frog

California Dogface Butterfly:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on the California Dogface butterfly, with a short text to read, pictures to label, a life cycle diagram to label, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers.
cicada

Cicada

Cicadas are flying insects that emerge periodically and simultaneously.
cicada life cycle

Cicada Sequencing Cards

Put the cicada life cycle cards in order, from egg to adult.
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Cicada Printout - Simple Version

A coloring printout picturing the life cycle of the cicada.


Cicada Book

A short book about the life cycle of the cicada to print (for early readers).


Cicada

Label the anatomy and life stages of the Cicada.
Answers
cricket

Cricket

Crickets are jumping insects.


Cricket Anatomy: Label Me!

Label the external anatomy of the cricket.
Answers
mealworm life cycle

Darkling Beetle Life Cycle

The yellow mealworm is the larval stage of the darkling beetle (Tenebrio molitor).
mealworm life cycle

Darkling Beetle Life Cycle
Label Me! Printout

Label the life cycle of the yellow mealworm, from egg to larva to pupa to adult. Or go to the answers.


Dragonfly

The dragonfly is a flying insect with a long abdomen.


Dragonfly
Simple Version

The dragonfly is a flying insect with a long abdomen.


Earwig
An earwig is an insect with long pincers at the tip of its 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.


Grasshopper Anatomy: Label Me!

Label the external anatomy of the grasshopper.
Answers


Green Darner Dragonfly

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


Harlequin Bug

This small agricultural pest is brightly-colored.


Housefly

The common house fly is a small, flying insect.


Housefly Read-and-Answer Quiz

Read the text, then answer the questions. Or go to the answers.

Insect Anatomy: Label the Insect Printout

Read the definitions, then label the insect diagram.

Answers



Insect Math-Code Games

Do simple math problems, then do a substitution code to answer insect questions. Or go to the answers.
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Insects in French
A Label Me! Printout

Label the insects in French, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
Answers
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Insects in German
A Label Me! Printout

Label the insects in German, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
Answers
insects to label

Insects in Italian
A Label Me! Printout

Label the insects in Italian, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
Answers
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Insects in Portuguese
A Label Me! Printout

Label the insects in Portuguese, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
Answers
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Insects in Spanish
A Label Me! Printout

Label the insects in Spanish, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
Answers


Jumping Bean Moth

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


Ladybug

Tiny flying insects that eat garden pests. Go to a simple version (just the image).


Ladybug Life Cycle Sequencing Cards

Cut out the four scenes and arrange them so they show the life cycle of the ladybug from egg to adult as it undergoes complete metamorphosis.
ladybug

Ladybug Read-and-Answer Quiz

Read the text, then answer the questions. Or go to the answers.


Ladybug Life Cycle

A short printable shape book for early readers about the life cycle of a ladybug, with pages on the eggs, larva, pupa, and adult ladybug.


Leafcutter Ant

Leafcutter ants are fungus farmers - they grow their own food.


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.
mealworm life cycle

Mealworm Life Cycle

The yellow mealworm is the larval stage of the darkling beetle (Tenebrio molitor).
mealworm life cycle

Mealworm Life Cycle
Label Me! Printout

Label the life cycle of the yellow mealworm, from egg to larva to pupa to adult. Or go to the answers.


Mosquito

A small flying insect that is a carrier of disease.


Mosquito Lifecycle Printout

A printout on the mosquito's life cycle to read and color.
Mole external anatomy

Mosquito Life Cycle

Label the mosquito life cycle diagram.
Answers


Mosquito Life Cycle Sequencing Cards

Cut out the four scenes and arrange them so they show the life cycle of the mosquito from egg to adult as it undergoes complete metamorphosis.
Moth Life Cycle to label

Moth Life Cycle in English

Label the egg, caterpillar, cocoon, and moth in English.
Answers
Moth Life Cycle to label

Moth Life Cycle in French

Label the egg, caterpillar, cocoon, and moth in French.
Answers
Moth Life Cycle to label

Moth Life Cycle in German

Label the egg, caterpillar, cocoon, and moth in German.
Answers
Moth Life Cycle to label

Moth Life Cycle in Italian

Label the egg, caterpillar, cocoon, and moth in Italian.
Answers
Moth Life Cycle to label

Moth Life Cycle in Spanish

Label the egg, caterpillar, cocoon, and moth in Spanish.
Answers


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.
Painted Lady Butterfly
Painted Lady Butterfly

(Simple version)

A very widespread and common butterfly.


Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle Book
A Printable Activity Book

A short, printable activity book on the life cycle of the painted lady butterfly for fluent readers (with tabs).


Pond Skater

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


Praying Mantid

Predatory insects that eat garden pests.


Praying Mantis (Mantid)

Label the anatomy of a praying mantis on this printout.
Answers


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. Or go to a printable Walkingstick read-and-answer quiz or the quiz answers.


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.

For a theme page on Insects, with activities, crafts, etc., click here.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Amphibians Arachnids Birds Cats Dogs Dinosaurs Fish Insects Mammals Invertebrates Reptiles
Camouflaged Endangered Hibernating Life Cycles Migratory Nocturnal Poisonous Underground Venomous
Africa Antarctica Arctic Asia Australia Europe North America South America
Coral Reef Desert Grassland Pond Coniferous Forest Ocean Temperate Deciduous Forest Tropical Rainforest Tundra More Biomes
Simple Animal Printouts Guidelines for Writing a Report on an Animal Animal Report Graphic Organizers

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In addition to printing the animals, you can copy a printout (click here for instructions) and paste it into a painting program (like Paint) and color the animal there. (Thanks to Grace P. from Thorngrove School for this great idea.)





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