Insects are the most successful animals on the planet!

If you’re an insect, your body is made up of 3 parts: a head, a thorax and an abdomen. Insects have six legs attached to their thorax.

Many insects have wings also attached to their thorax. You can find out more about them on the DK Find Out Insects and Insects (School Run).

Interesting Fact: There are over 800,000 different types of insect on planet Earth! How amazing is that!

Now watch this video to learn why insects are so important to the environment.

Why are insects important?

Bees, ants and wasps are social insects, although there are some solitary bees and wasps!

Jock always invites social insects that work together in large groups to his parties!

Ladybird Photo by Sue Thomas on Unsplash

This is part of the Minibeasts and Pollinators information.