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Insects
Insects

   

Insects are small animals with six legs and a hard outer shell called an exoskeleton. Most insects have wings

and antennae.

 

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Amazing Animals

Army Ant - Ep. 25

Army ants talk to each other by leaving chemical trails! Learn more amazing facts about the army ant in this video from National Geographic Kids.

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Animals & Pets

Leafcutter Ants - Ep. 144

Leafcutter ants can slice and carry huge pieces of leaves! Watch ants at work in this video.

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Animals & Pets

Fire Ants - Ep. 140

Fire ants can be very aggressive about building their colonies. They will even kidnap larvae from nearby fire ant nests!

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Animals & Pets

Acacia Ants - Ep. 77

These ants have a symbiotic relationship with the acacia tree and offer the tree protection in return for food.

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Which is your favorite insect?

Honey Ants

They have bloated bellies.

Termites

These insects know how to go big!

Bizarre Video!

Get an up-close look at this queen termite and her 150 million eggs. Watch now.

Monarch Butterfly

MIGRATE TOGETHER

Amazing Animals

Monarch Butterfly - Ep. 18

Migrates thousands of miles.

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Animals & Pets

Monarch Butterflies - Ep. 130

Monarch butterflies fly from Canada to Mexico each year.

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Animals & Pets

Butterflies - Ep. 146

There are thousands of brightly colored and beautiful butterfly species around the world. Watch these incredible insects transform from caterpillars to butterflies.

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Animals & Pets

Bird and Butterfly Swarms - Ep. 72

Take a look at swarms of flying creatures in this video.

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WACKY CATERPILLAR

Watch its wild tentacles.

Luna Moth

See its cool wings!

Amazing Animals

Beetle - Ep. 8

Largest group of animals on Earth.

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Head Louse

Get the Nitty Gritty

Cicada

NOISY BUGS

Which insect is more interesting?

Make your choice

Dung Beetle

EWW! EATS DUNG

Animals & Pets

Dung Beetles - Ep. 17

These beetles are good planetary citizens and clean up what animals leave behind.

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Honeybees

THEY POLLINATE OUR FOOD

Animals & Pets

Angel Bees vs. Robber Bees - Ep. 156

Watch angel bees fight off robber bees to protect their store of honey.

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Hissing Cockroach

Sounds like a snake!

Weird But True!

Get Fun Facts about bugs.

Which bug is more gross?

Make your choice

Mosquito

Watch out for the females!

Animals & Pets

Mosquitoes - Ep. 157

Mosquitoes don't drink blood for their entire lives, and only females drink blood at all. Watch a video about the mosquito lifecycle.

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Stick Insect

This trickster looks like a twig!

Animals & Pets

The Invasive Stinkbug - Ep. 162

The brown marmorated stinkbug is an invasive species originally from Asia. A threat to agriculture and a nuisance to homeowners, this pest has devastated fruit and vegetable crops throughout the mid-Atlantic United States.

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Praying Mantis

COCKROACH RELATIVE

Ladybug

Colorful for a reason

Orchid Mantis

That's Not Really a Flower!

BIZARRE BUGS

Check out the photos!

They're warm-blooded and hairy.

See pictures, watch videos, and get facts.

We've got snakes and lizards galore!

Get facts and watch videos about these cold-blooded creatures.

Spineless Species!

Watch videos, see pictures, and get facts.

Meet your feathered friends!

Get the lowdown on these high-flying animals.

All About Amphibians!

See videos, photos, and facts on salamanders, frogs, and more.

Something’s fishy!

Watch videos, see pictures, and get facts.