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How many legs? Bugs come in all shapes and sizes.

Bugs come in all shapes and sizes. But you can often tell which kind it is by counting the legs.  Count quickly, some bugs are really fast!

If a bug has six legs then say hello to an insect! All insects have six legs, can you count the legs on the praying mantis below?

PrayingMantis

If you come across a creature with no legs, then you are probably looking at a worm or a slug.

worm

Can you count eight legs on the picture of the spider below? Spiders and scorpions are arachnids and they always have 8 legs. Look at those big eyes too!

Spider

Centipedes have lots of legs! They have one pair of legs per body segment, can you count the body segments on the centipede pictured below? Talk about a creepy-crawly!

Centipede

One, two, three, four, five… too many legs to count! This bug is a millipede. Some have as many as 750 legs, wow!

Millipede

 

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