Why isn’t a spider an insect???
This wasp will help us to show the difference. It’s going to drag the sad spider to a hole. Inside the burrow the wasp will lay eggs on the living spider, and the wasp babies will eat it alive! This is not a happy spider!
Adult insects’ body parts:
• an exoskeleton. Absolutely NO bones!
(Spiders are invertebrates – there is not a bone in their body!!!! They could be on our website if it was just this…)
• 3 main body parts – a head, a thorax and an abdomen
(Uh oh, spiders only have 2)
• 6 legs
(Noooooooo! spiders have 8)