​Experience a bug's-eye view in Bright Beetle​, by Rick Chrustowski.


On a warm sunny day at the end of summer, a ladybug lays her little yellow eggs on a leaf. Soon each egg hatches into a tiny larva with a huge appetite for aphids. Despite the dangers of ants and praying mantises, the larvae thrive and grow big. Hard shells form around them, and when they break through these shells, they are ladybugs at last. Follow the life of one bright beetle as she journeys from the egg to adulthood.

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Bug or Insect?

What's the difference between bugs and insects anyway?

A bug is a type of insect. A bug has a stylet (a mouth shaped like a straw) that it uses to suck juices from plants. Watch the video below to learn more about bugs and insects.

Caterpillar Fun!

In the Costa Rican rainforest, the caterpillar's ecosystem is being threatened. Learn more about the Costa Rican caterpillar and its ecosystem.

Quiz Time!

Are ants bugs or insects?
Bugs: 0 votes (0%)
Insects: 1 votes (100%)
Not sure. I'll click the link below to find out!: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1

Be the Insect!

Be like Rick and experience an up-close look at insects! Watch this video for a real live look.

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