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Invertebrate Printouts

Invertebrates are animals that do not have a backbone. Most of the animals on earth are invertebrates. Invertebrates are are cold-blooded; their body temperature depends on the temperature of their environment.

Some major groups of invertebrates include: poriferans (sponges), cnidarians (jellyfish, corals), worms, insects, arachnids, crustaceans, mollusks, echinoderms, and many others.

Some invertebrates include:
Word Wheel

Invertebrates Wheel

Make an invertebrates word wheel using this 2-page print-out; it consists of a base page together with a wheel that spins around. When you spin the wheel, eight invertebrate animals appear one at a time: spider, crab, sea anemone, jellyfish, snail, squid, starfish, sponge, centipede, earthworm, beetle, and clam. The student then writes down the word wheel invertebrates.


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.


Arachnids

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


Arthropods

Invertebrates with an exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed legs.

Assassin Bug

Assassin bugs are insects that eat other insects.


Bee

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


Bee Anatomy Printout

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


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.


Bivalves

Bivalves are soft-bodied animals that are protected by two hard shells, hinged together.


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.


Blue Ring Octopus

A small but very venomous octopus from warm reefs in Australia and nearby regions.


Brittle Star

A bottom-dwelling marine invertebrate with long, spiny arms.


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.


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).
centipede

Centipede

Fast-moving venomous predators with many legs.


Cephalopod

Cephalopods are fast-swiming mollusks.
cicada

Cicada

Cicadas are flying insects that emerge periodically and simultaneously.


Cicada Book

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

Cicada Sequencing Cards

Put the cicada life cycle cards in order, from egg to adult.
cicada

Cicada Printout - Simple Version

A coloring printout picturing the life cycle of the cicada.


Cicada

Label the anatomy and life stages of the Cicada.
Answers


Clam

Burrowing bivalves with a soft body.

Conch

A marine invertebrate with a large, beautiful shell.


Copepod

Copepods are tiny crustaceans from fresh and salt water.
coral

Coral

Coral is a tiny marine animal that often lives in colonies. Huge colonies of hard corals form coral reefs.


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.


Crayfish Diagram: Label Me!

Label the external anatomy of the crayfish.
Answers
cricket

Cricket

Crickets are jumping insects.


Cricket Anatomy: Label Me!

Label the external anatomy of the cricket.
Answers


Crustaceans

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


Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish are cephalopods with relatively short legs, a fin along the entire mantle, and an internal cuttlebone.
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.


Earthworm

An earthworm is a little invertebrate animal with a long, soft, segmented body and no legs.


Earthworm

Read about the earthworm, then take a quiz on it. Or go to the answers.

Echinoderms

Spiny-skinned, bottom-dwelling marine invertebrates with five-fold symmetry.


Fiddler Crab Diagram: Label Me!

Label the external anatomy of the fiddler crab.
Answers


Gastropods

Gastropods are a class of mollusk with a single (or absent) shell and a muscular foot.


Giant Squid

Giant Squid swim deep in the oceans. They have ten arms and their eyes are the size of basketballs.


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.


Hermit Crab Diagram: Label Me!

Label the external anatomy of the hermit crab both in its shell and out of it.
Answers


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.


Jellyfish

Jellyfish are soft-bodied animals that have stinging tentacles. Or go to an unlabeled version.


Jumping Bean Moth

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


Krill

Small crustaceans that are eaten by many animals, including baleen whales.


Leafcutter Ant

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


Ladybug

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


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.


Limpet

The limpet is a marine invertebrate (a gastropod) with a flattened, cone-shaped shell.


Lobster

A hard-shelled marine invertebrate with 10 jointed legs.


Luna Moth

A green moth with long hindwing tails and distinctive eyespots.


Man-of-War

The Portuguese man-of-war is a floating colony of animals that has very long, stinging tentacles. It lives in warm ocean waters.
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.
millipede

Millipede

Segmented plant-eaters with many, many legs.
millipede

Millipede Anatomy: Label Me!

Label the external anatomy of the millipede.
Answers


Mollusks

Mollusks are soft-bodied invertebrates. Some mollusks include the octopus, squid, clam, snail, slug, and tusk shells.


Mosquito

A small flying insect that is a carrier of disease.
Mole external anatomy

Mosquito Life Cycle

Label the mosquito life cycle diagram.
Answers


Mosquito Lifecycle Printout

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


Octopus

Octopuses have eight legs and live on the sea floor. Go to a simple version (just the image).


Octopus Shape Book

A short book about the octopus to print, with pages on octopus anatomy, a connect-the-dot activity, a page on the most poisonous octopus, octopus facts, and octopus questions.


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.


Oyster

The oyster is a bivalve, a soft-bodied marine animal that is protected by two hard shells.
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).


Pill Bug

The pill bug (also called the roly-poly bug) is a small isopod that curls into an armored ball when it is threatened.

Plankton

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


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


Purple Sea Urchin

A spiny, globular animal that lives on the ocean floor off the western coast of North America.


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.


Sand Dollar

Sand Dollars are echinoderms, disk-shaped spiny-skinned sea bed animals that have 5-part radial symmetry.


Scallop

Scallops are bivalves, shelled animals that live on the ocean floor.


Scorpion

A venomous arachnid with a large stinger on its tail.


Sea Anemone

Predatory animals that look like flowers and live on the ocean floor.


Sea Cucumber

Sea cucumbers are cylinder-shaped echinoderms.


Sea Star

Sea stars, another name for starfish, are animals that live on the ocean floor.


Sea Urchin

A spiny, globular animal that lives on the ocean floor.


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.


Slug

An invertebrate that lives in moist areas.


Snail

A soft-bodied animal with a hard, protective shell.


Snail Unlabeled

A soft-bodied animal with a hard, protective shell.


Snail - Label External Anatomy

Label the land snail's external anatomy diagram.
Answers


Spider

Spiders are arachnids; they have eight legs.


Spider Anatomy Label Me! Printout

Label the spider's external anatomy diagram.
Answers


Spider Printouts

Printouts and information on spiders.
Sponge

Sponge Information Page

Read about these primitive animals.


Sponge Coloring/Information Printout

A printable coloring/information page about sponges.
Sponge to label

Sponge External Anatomy: Label Me! Printout

Label the external anatomy of a sponge and the flow of water through it.
Answers
Sponge to label

Sponge Internal Anatomy: Label Me! Printout

Label the cross-section of a sponge and the flow of water through it.
Answers


Squid

The squid is a fast-swimming invertebrate with ten arms.


Squid Label Me! Printout

Label the squid external anatomy diagram.
Answers


Starfish

Sea stars, another name for starfish, are animals that live on the ocean floor.


Tarantula

A tarantula is a large, hairy spider.
tiger swallowtail

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

The Tiger Swallowtail butterfly is a strong flier with distinctive yellow and black markings (females are sometimes brown and black).


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.


Viceroy Butterfly

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


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.


Whelk

Whelks are marine invertebrates with a spiral shell.


Woolly Bear Caterpillar

Woolly Bear Caterpillars grow up to be tiger moths.


Worm

Worms are little animals with a long, soft body and no legs. Earthworms are worms that benefit the soil.


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.
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

Click on a letter to go to that page of animal printouts.

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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