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Bug and Insect Coloring Pages and Sheets
Bug Coloring Pages
Enjoy free bug and insect coloring pages, pictures and facts, along with some cool songs. This is a fun way for kids to be creative and learn something at the same time.
Color insects like an ant, dragonfly, bumblebee, Scorpion and centipede, to name but a few. Find out trivia about some of your favorite creepy crawlers.
Get those crayons out and bring these to life!
Bugs image by Jan van Kessel, senior and photographed by Kunsthaus Lempertz. Uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Botauras.
Insect Color Pages - Preying Mantis
Just click on any image that you like and you'll be taken to the original picture which you can print out for free. Have fun and I hope you enjoy the bug and insect trivia and facts that I've included,
Because of its coloring, the preying mantis is able to camouflage itself. Sometimes, these show up on my front porch and I have found them to be quite friendly.
Preying Mantis coloring page is courtesy of WPClipart.
Centipede Coloring Page
Although you may be tempted to pick up a centipede, it's better you don't because they bite. They leggy creatures can live up to five years.
Centipede image courtesy of WPClipart.
Bug Coloring and Activity Book
Here's a fun book for kids. It has bug coloring pages along with lots of other fun activities for kids including mazes and connect-the-dot.
Even though crickets have wings, most of them can't fly.
Moths and Butterflies
Both moths and butterflies belong to the order Lepidoptera. However, although moths and butterflies may seem similar, there are many differences between them.
One difference is the shape of each ones antennae. Another difference is that butterflies are usually larger and more colorful than moths. In addition, while butterflies can be seen during the day, most moths come out at night.
Moth image by Xmastree and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Jopparn.
Moth Coloring Page
Moths are closely related to butterflies and most moths are nocturnal, which means they come out at night.
Although most moths are rather dreary in color compared to butterflies, there are some who happen to be just as colorful and beautiful.
Moth image courtesy of WPClipart.
The insect featured here is a parasite and lives on the blood of humans and other mammals. They are also wingless insects.Not something I would like to find around my house, but they're still fun to color.
Sucking Louse image courtesy of WPClipart.
Picture of a Cricket
Did you know that in some countries, crickets are believed to bring good luck? You may have noticed how "talkative" they can become at night. An interesting fact is that only male crickets chirp.I happen to live in an area with a lot of these and it's so cool to hear them at night.
Cricket image by alvimann and uploaded to morgueFile.
Cricket Coloring Page
Cricket image courtesy of WPClipart.
Ladybug Ladybug Song
Please enjoy some music while you're here. This is a cute song.
Ladybug Coloring Page
Although most ladybugs are red, they also come in other colors such as yellow and pink. They are considered to be a type of beetle. Do you have a favorite ladybug color? Mine is pink, although most of the ones we have around here are red.
Ladybug image courtesy of WPClipart.
Live Ladybugs for Sale
If you like ladybugs, why not order some of your own? Think how pretty they would be in the yard or garden. What I love about ladybugs is that they eat aphids, so they're practical as well.
Flies are born full size.
Fly Coloring Page
Flies can be found all over the world. Although they may seem harmless enough, they are known to spread germs.One thing I find amazing about them is how big their eyes are. They seem so bulging. What do you think?
Image courtesy of WPClipart.
Do you like bugs?
Bug Coloring Pages - Ranatra Chinensis Water Stick Insect
As you can see, this bug really does look like a stick. Because of its coloring, it's easy to camouflage itself and hide from predators.
Water stick insect image courtesy of WPClipart.
Beetle Coloring Page
A beetle is made up of three sections. There's the head, the thorax and the abdomen. They also have six legs.Back in the days of ancient Egypt, beetles known as scarabs were looked upon favorably by the Egyptians.
Beetle image courtesy of WPClipart.
Itsy Bitsy Spider Song
Here's a cute song for kids to listen to.
Spider Coloring Page
I was on the Animal Planet website and read something rather creepy. Did you know that you're always within three to ten feet of a spider? I was quite surprised.
Spider coloring page courtesy of WPClipart.
Learn about all different kinds of insects with this well researched insect encyclopedia. It's a great way to teach kids about a large variety of insects including grasshoppers, fleas, beetles, spiders and more.
These are on eBay. Find something that you like?
Dragonfly image by acrylicartist at morgueFile.
Dragonflies have been around for approximately 300 million years.
Dragonfly Coloring Page
Dragonfly image by H. M. Dixon and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Flickr upload bot.
Some people like to eat ants. They even make chocolate covered ants that are real. Not for me! How about you? Would you try eating ants?
Ants image by Leandro Gomes Moreira / So Paulo-SP and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Lgcraft.
Did you know that an ant can carry up to 50 times its body weight?
Ant Coloring Page
Ant image courtesy of WPClipart.
Bumblebees love to drink nectar from flowers.
Bumblebee Coloring Page
There are approximately 250 different species of bumblebees around the world. Their main food source is the nectar from flowers. Unlike other types of bees, bumblebees tend to live underground.
Bumblebee image courtesy of WPClipart.
Picture of a Grasshopper
Grasshopper image by Francisco Welter-Schultes and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
Grasshopper Coloring Page
Locusts are a type of grasshopper.Grasshopper drawing courtesy of WPClipart.
Bug Coloring Books
These are on eBay.