Some Of Jock's Favourite Minibeasts

Minibeasts are split into different groups. As they contain Jock’s favourites, we’re just going to look at the arthropods and the molluscs.

What is an Arthropod?

  • It has a segmented body - this means that they will have a body made up of more than one part – for example spiders have two segments and flies have three segments.
  • It has jointed legs or limbs.
  • It has an exoskeleton - the outside skeleton that supports and protects an animal's body. They are also invertebrates (no backbone).
  • Arthropods are cold-blooded – their body temperature depends on the temperature of the environment surrounding them.

Arthropods include arachnids (spiders and scorpions), insects, myriapods (for example, centipedes, millipedes) and crustaceans (for example, woodlouse).

Now we are going to look at some of Jock o' Bennachie’s favourite minibeasts.

Jock o' Bennachie

This is part of the Minibeasts and Pollinators information.