Can you name 20 different insects? I bet you can! Try!
Monarch butterfly, moth, ladybug, dragonfly, damselfly, house fly, bumblebee, honey bee, praying mantis, mosquito, gnat, cicada, ant, grasshopper, cricket, Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (the big black and yellow ones!), flea, termite, katydid. There you have it… 20 different insects. Twenty of the more than 10,000 insects found in Nebraska.
All insects have 6 legs. Spiders have 8 legs, so they are not insects. And, rolly-pollys, well, they have tons of legs, to they are not insects either!
Insects can be found in nearly every habitat – under the bark of a dead tree, in your garden, under mulch, among flowers (think about all the pollinators), in the grass, and even in the water!
I challenge you to not only NAME 50 different kinds of insects, but go FIND them!