This website has been created to give you fun facts and plenty of information
about different insects and other little critters including pests. Insects and critters pass through
three stages during their growth. The three stages are larva, pupa, and the adult (imago). In some
cases the larva is very similar to the adult with a small change being the lack of wings. Different
types of larva may include a grub, maggot or a caterpillar that are all very different to the adult.
A pupa is very different from both the larva and the adult in that they are inactive and take on no
food. Insects are a class of creatures within the arthropods who have a very tough exoskeleton.
Anthropods have three body parts consisting of a head, thorax and abdomen. They also have three
pairs of jointed legs, one pair of antenna and compound eyes. Insects are among the largest and
most diverse groups of animals on our planet and consists of more than 1 million described species
and make up more than half of all the known living organisms on the planet. Of the existing species
it is believed that between six and 10 million exist that make up a potential of 90% of individual
life on Earth. All different types insects may be found in almost all environments all around the
world, a small number of insects live in the ocean while the oceans are dominated by different
anthropoid group called crustaceans.