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The Web of Life: Insects/Invertebrates

Made to support the year 4 Web of Life integrated unit, by Mrs. Butler, the junior school teacher/librarian @ Caulfield Grammar, Wheelers Hill campus





Praying Mantis


Praying mantis

Using their entire arms like razor blades, the Praying Mantis feasts on prey 3 times its size. Come see why martial artists have based their moves around this killer.

Facts about snails


Bugs are among the smallest animals on the planet, and the most fascinating. This site from the Museum of Victoria brings you up close to the beautiful, the bizarre and the scary. It has information on everything from bug bodies to the homes bugs build. Watch bug-toons, or play the game that takes you into the museum’s insect and spider collection

Moths: Just as Beautiful as Butterflies

Like butterflies, moths can also be very colourful. Camouflage is one reason that moths have such varied shapes and colours. Some moths are poisonous and display this fact using bright contrasting colours. Others are mimics and shape their bodies so that they look like a more dangerous animal, such as a wasp or even the face of a bird or snake. Watch this video and find out more.

Snails up close