Creepy-crawlies in the air... dragonflies, wasps, hover flies, bumblebees, gnats, butterflies,

                                        midges, house flies, moths, lacewings, dance flies, mosquitoes,

 Creepy-crawlies on vegetation... ladybirds, froghoppers, crab spiders, aphids, leaf beetles,

                                               shield bugs, crickets, barklice, grasshoppers, stick insects,

 Creepy-crawlies on the ground... woodlice, earthworms, millipedes, tiger beetles, scorpions,

                                               earwigs, carrion beetles, wolf spiders, slugs, centipedes,













Creepy-Crawly Poetry -



These insects are coloured green or brown with patterns and markings of all kinds. They have enlarged hind legs which enable them to jump into the air - although they also have wings for flying. They are active during the daytime, but you will struggle to see them in the long grasses of meadows and heathland. However, you will easily hear them - especially when the weather is hot and sunny. The male grasshoppers make a 'singing' noise to attract females by rubbing their hind legs against a hard, thick vein on the edge of their wings.



     Super Grasshopper


At the insect olympics

the grasshopper would be best;

it would win the high jump

and the long jump

then proudly puff out it's chest.


At the insect olympics

the grasshopper would be king;

it would triumph in the hurdles

and the steeplechase

there's no event it wouldn't win.


At the insect olympics

the grasshopper would be tops;

it would cruise the marathon

and the 50 kilometre walk

Oh! No; wait a second...

the 50K walk might cause it a few problems!





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