Insect Facts for Kids

Insect Facts for Kids

Welcome to our Insect Facts library. On this page you can access one of the largest collections of facts about insects on the internet. This is an excellent resource for students, teachers or anyone who wants to learn more about a specific insect. We hope you find these facts about insects informative, amusing and educational. You can begin to explore our insect facts library by scrolling down and choosing a section.

Our Insect Facts category is separated into different sections. Each section is about a specific type of insect. For example, we have a section about ants, bed bugs and bees. We're constantly adding new information, if you can't find the insect facts that you need you should check back often. You can also contact us with your requests, and we'll add it to one of our future updates.

Each of the available insect fact sections is listed below, in alphabetical order.

Ant Facts for Kids

Ant Facts

In this section you'll learn about ants. You'll learn what an ant is, what ants eat, how social ants are, how ants communicate and other facts about ants.

Ant Facts

Bed Bug Facts for Kids

Bed Bug Facts

In this section you'll learn about bed bugs. You'll learn what a bed bug is, how bed bugs affect humans, what bed bug bites look like and other facts about bed bugs.

Bed Bug Facts

Bee Facts for Kids

Bee Facts

In this section you'll learn about bees. You'll learn what a bee is, what a bee eats, how bees socialize, how bees defend themselves and other facts about bees.

Bee Facts

Beetle Facts for Kids

Beetle Facts

In this section you'll learn about beetles. You'll learn what a beetle is, how many species of beetles there are, what beetles eat and other facts about beetles.

Beetle Facts

Butterfly Facts for Kids

Butterfly Facts

In this section you'll learn about butterflies. You'll learn what a butterfly is, the life stages of a butterfly, what butterflies eat and other butterfly facts.

Butterfly Facts

Cicada Facts for Kids

Cicada Facts

In this section you'll learn about cicadas. You'll learn what a cicada is, why cicadas make loud sounds, where cicadas live and other facts about cicadas.

Cicada Facts

Cockroach Facts for Kids

Cockroach Facts

In this section you'll learn about cockroaches. You'll learn what a cockroach is, which cockroach species are pests and other facts about cockroaches.

Cockroach Facts

Dragonfly Facts for Kids

Dragonfly Facts

In this section you'll learn about dragonflies. You'll learn what a dragonfly is, what dragonflies eat and other useful facts about dragonfiles.

Dragonfly Facts

Grasshopper Facts for Kids

Grasshopper Facts

In this section you'll learn about grasshoppers. You'll learn what a grasshopper is, how grasshoppers jump, and other facts about grasshoppers.

Grasshopper Facts

Ladybug Facts for Kids

Ladybug Facts

In this section you'll learn about ladybugs. You'll learn what a ladybug is, what ladybugs eat, what ladybugs look like and other ladybug facts.

Ladybug Facts

Lovebug Facts for Kids

Lovebug Facts

In this section you'll learn about lovebugs. You'll learn what a lovebug is, where lovebugs live, what lovebugs look like and other facts about lovebugs.

Lovebug Facts

Millipede Facts for Kids

Millipede Facts

In this section you'll learn about millipedes. You'll learn what a millipede is, how many legs a millipede has, what millipeds eat and other facts about millipede.

Millipede Facts

Mosquito Facts for Kids

Mosquito Facts

In this section you'll learn about mosquitoes. You'll learn what a mosquito is, why mosquitoes are deadly, and other scary facts about mosquitoes.

Mosquito Facts

Moth Facts for Kids

Moth Facts

In this section you'll learn about moths. You'll learn what a moth is, why moths are pests, what moths eat and other fun facts about moths.

Moth Facts

Pill Bug Facts for Kids

Pill Bug Facts

In this section you'll learn about pill bugs. You'll learn what a pill bug is, what pill bugs eat, where you can find pill bugs and other facts about pill bugs.

Pill Bug Facts

Praying Mantis Facts for Kids

Praying Mantis Facts

In this section you'll learn about praying mantises. You'll learn what a praying mantis is, what a praying mantis eats and other facts about praying mantises.

Praying Mantis Facts

Stick Bug Facts for Kids

Stick Bug Facts

In this section you'll learn about stick bugs. You'll learn what a stick bug is, how stick bugs evade predators, what stick bugs eat and other facts about stick bugs.

Stick Bug Facts

Wasp Facts for Kids

Wasp Facts

In this section you'll learn about wasps. You'll learn what a wasp is, what wasps eat, the different types of wasps and other wasp facts.

Wasp Facts

Insects represent more than half of all the known living organisms on our planet. As of today, entomologists have identified and described over one million different species of insects. Estimates put extinct insect species between six and ten million. This means over 90% of all the animal life forms to ever live on our planet were insects. Insects can walk, fly and some even swim. Insects can bite, sting and produce terrible smells. They can make loud noises, damage man-made structures and destroy crops. Some insects live alone, while others build complete colonies, like ants and bees, that have social structures only rivaled by humans.

There are some creepy crawlers that we can insects but aren't members of the Insecta class. For example, spiders are members of the Arachnida class, but are often called insects. Another example is millipedes, and they are members of the Diplopoda class. Finally, pill bugs, commonly called roly-polies, are members of the Malacostraca class. We tend to think all bugs are insects, but technically they belong to a different class of Arthropods.

Entomology is the study of insects, and a person who studies insects is called an entomologist.