- Answer Key
- rhinoceros beetle【raɪˈnɑːsərəs ˈbiːtl】
- stag beetle【stæɡ ˈbiːtl】
- praying mantis【ˌpreɪɪŋ ˈmæntɪs】
- water strider【ˈwɔːtər straɪdər】
- pill bug【pɪl bʌɡ】
- stink bug【stɪŋk bʌɡ】
:a small flying insect, usually red with black spots
rhinoceros beetle【raɪˈnɑːsərəs ˈbiːtl】
:any of various large chiefly tropical scarab beetles (subfamily Dynastinae) having projecting horns on thorax and hea
stag beetle【stæɡ ˈbiːtl】
:any of a family (Lucanidae) of mostly large beetles having males with long and often branched mandibles suggesting the antlers of a stag
:a large insect with transparent wings, common in hot countries. The male makes a continuous high sound after dark by making two membranes (= pieces of thin skin) on its body vibrate (= move very fast).
:a flying insect with a long thin body and four large, usually brightly coloured, wings
:a small creature like a worm with legs that develops into a butterfly or moth (= flying insects with large, sometimes brightly coloured, wings). Caterpillars eat the leaves of plants.
:an insect with a long, thin body, often brightly coloured, and two pairs of large transparent wings. Dragonflies are often seen over water.
:a flying insect with a tail that shines in the dark
:a small flying insect with two wings. There are many different types of fly and many of them spread disease.
:a small insect that lives near water and only lives for a very short time
:a large fly that bites horses, cows and humans
:a flying insect that bites humans and animals and drinks their blood. One type of mosquitocan spread the disease malaria.
:a flying insect with a long thin body and four large wings, like a butterfly, but less brightly coloured. Moths fly mainly at night and are attracted to bright lights.
:an insect with long back legs, that can jump very high and that makes a sound with its legs
:a small brown jumping insect that makes a loud high sound by rubbing its wings together
:a small creature with eight thin legs. Many spiders spin webs to catch insects for food.
:a small insect that lives in highly organized groups. There are many types of ant.
:a black and yellow flying insect that can sting. Bees live in large groups and make honey (= a sweet sticky substance that is good to eat).
:a black and yellow flying insect that can sting
praying mantis【ˌpreɪɪŋ ˈmæntɪs】
:a large green insect that eats other insects. The female praying mantisoften eats the male.
water strider【ˈwɔːtər straɪdər】
:an insect which moves quickly across the surface of water
pill bug【pɪl bʌɡ】
:a small, dark grey creature with a hard outershell, found under stones or in slightly wet soil
: a long thin creature with no bones or legs, that lives in soil
: a caterpillar (= a small creature like a worm with legs) that produces silk thread
:a large brown insect with wings, that lives in houses, especially where there is dirt
:an insect that lives in organized groups, mainly in hot countries. Termites do a lot of damage by eating the wood of trees and buildings.
stink bug【stɪŋk bʌɡ】
:any of various hemipterous bugs (family Pentatomidae) that have a flattened, shield-shaped body with a triangular scutellum, emit a disagreeable odor when threatened, disturbed, or crushed, and include agricultural and household pests
:a small, soft creature with a hard, round shell on its back, that moves very slowly and often eats garden plants. Some types of snail can be eaten.
: a small creature like an insect, with a long thin body and many legs
:a small creature like an insect with eight legs, two front claws (= curved and pointed arms) and a long tail that curves over its back and can give a poisonous sting. Scorpions live in hot countries.
cicada shell【sɪˈkeɪdə ʃel】
spider web【ˈspaɪdər web】
:the network of silken thread spun by most spiders and used as a resting place and as a trap for small prey
:a sweet sticky yellow substance made by bees that is spread on bread, etc. like jam