Welcome! to the World of Insects Relative abundance of species of animals Insects have adapted to nearly every environment on earth moths feeding on elephant dung human head lice Different modes of development Diverse lifestyles . . . lacewing larva, sphecid wasp stingless bees emerging from wax, resin & earth colony Relationships with flowers . . . male bee in a territorial pose flower fly flower-loving beetle Insect interactions ladybeetle attacking aphids ants tending aphids Bizarre and beautiful disguises . . . Insects that imitate flowers . . . Katydid from Venezuela A diversity of feeding styles dung beetle dung beetle dung Photo credits