Traits and Behaviors of Bugs
By Debbie Hadley, About.com Guide
Butterflies and Moths
Over 100,000 butterfly and moth species inhabit the planet. All butterflies and moths belong to the order Lepidoptera.
- How Are Butterflies and Moths the Same?
- How Are Butterflies and Moths Different?
- The 6 Butterfly Families
- 13 Stinging Caterpillars
- Migration of the Monarch Butterfly
- Sphinx Moths
- Butterfly Exhibits Around the World
- Butterflies at the American Museum of Natural History
- Butterfly Farm, Aruba
- Tussock Moth Caterpillars
Ants, Bees, and Wasps
Ants, bees, and wasps make up the third largest group of insects in the world - the order Hymenoptera.
- How Are Ants, Bees, and Wasps the Same?
- How Are Bees and Wasps Different?
- Honey Bees
- How Bees Make Honey
- What Are Killer Bees?
- 10 Cool Facts About Ants
- All Kinds of Ants
- Which Sting Hurts the Most?
- The Most Toxic Insect Venom
The order Coleoptera is the largest group in the insect world, and comprises nearly a quarter of all the described animal species on Earth. With their hardened forewings, beetles are easy to recognize and fun to watch.
True bugs, the order Hemiptera, include a seeming hodge podge of insects, from aphids to assassins.
Spiders are the largest entirely carnivorous group of animals on the planet.
Some "bugs" are neither insects nor spiders. These arthropods share common traits with insects, and inhabit the same environments as their 6-legged cousins.