What is an arthropod? This site offers general information about insects and arthropods. Studying insectsThis section is divided into three subsections: observing, collecting and breeding insects. Bees, wasps and bumble beesThey share many characteristics and all belong to one group: the Apoidae superfamily. Spiders Information about different species of spiders. AntsDid you know that ants are very important ecologically? Flies and mosquitoesMost insects in the order Diptera are fairly easy to recognize, because of their characteristic shape. Butterflies, moths and caterpillarsInformation about caterpillars and butterflies. Stick insectsThe body and legs of these insects are long and thin. Their antennae are also long and thin.ScorpionsScorpions have eight legs and a pair of front appendages called pedipalps. Singing insectsThe main groups of singing insects are cicadas, grasshoppers, locusts and crickets. Aquatic insectsDid you know that many insects live their whole lives in the water? Unwanted roommatesHere is some information to understand why these unwanted insect roommates are in your home. The strangers around usInsects are all around us as soon the weather warms up. Arthropods and usIn this section, you’ll learn why arthropods are essential to our health, and even our survival! Interesting books and links If you haven’t found the answers to your questions, check out these books and links.