Insect’s bodies are normally divided into three. The head, thorax and abdomen. They also usually have wings also attached to the thorax. Some insects are very dangerous because they can carry diseases.

The Oriental rat flees carries bubonic plague, a disease that in the 14th century wiped out a quarter of the population of Europe (25 million people). Mosquitoes are a group of blood-feeding insects that carry diseases, in particular malaria, which is often fatal. Malaria is very common in tropical countries, where about 120 million people get this disease every year. Insects eat all sorts of different things.

Many species eat the leaves of plants, like the caterpillars of butterflies and moths. Adult butterflies and bees are examples of insects that have long tubular tongues to suck up nectar from flowers. Some insects, like the praying mantis, feed on other insects. They lie in wait for other insects and suddenly grab them with their spiny front legs. Sometimes the female praying mantis will even eat the male after mating with him! (Note, though, that the female of the native New Zealand species seldom eats the male; but it is common in the Southern African species, which was first found here in 1978). Many insects live on other animals and are called "parasites"; for example, fleas and lice, which live on mammals and birds, and either suck their blood (fleas and some lice), or feed on their skin and feathers (many lice).

Certain insects, like butterflies, use camoflauge to hide from predators. But you probably already knew that. Another way insects use color in their defense is by (over time due to natural selection) contracting patterns, shapes, or colors as warning signs, or in the case of some moths, the face of their predators. On some bugs' wings, you can find spots nerily resembling the eyes of an owl or bird, meaning predator insects would keep away.

Certain insects let off scents that either repel predators or attract other animals that could defend them. Often you can find relationships between bugs in which one will give off a little sugar or honey in return for protection, a home, etc. (Such as ants and a Blue Jeans butterfly.)

And often more than not, insects have vemon. Common example of this would be wasps, ants, or scorpions (although scorpions aren't bugs.)

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