Metamorphosis 2012

Bug Identification

The creatures need classifying into several broad groups, and do not need detailed identification. For instance, counting the number of legs is a good start! Each school has been sent a chart to help with identification. If you need to download more, please click here for the identification charts. Adobe Acrobat is needed to open the file.

The bugs that you are most likely to find are listed below, but your bugs may be examples of hundreds of others!

Spiders:
House spider
Daddy-long-legs spider
Money spider
Woodlouse-eating spider
Lace-web spider

Beetles:
Ground beetle
Striped flea beetle
Rove beetle
Carpet beetle

Flies:
Fungus gnat
Owl midge
Cluster fly

Other bugs:
Silverfish
Woodlouse
Springtail
Black ant
Booklouse
Clothes moth

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