To control ants effectively, it helps to be able to identify them so they can be distinguished both from other pests as well as other types of ants. Learn how to distinguish ants by their legs.
If you spot a pill bug, also known as a "roly-poly," you'll notice a creature with a lot of legs, an armored body, antennae and a small head. Armadillium vulgare, the pill bug, isn't actually an insect. It belongs to the crustacean family, which includes crabs and lobsters. Those familiar crustaceans
The body of an insect has three main parts: a head, a thorax, and an abdomen. On the head are an insect's compound eyes, its two antennae (they feel and smell things), and its mouth. On the thorax, insects have wings and legs. All insects have six legs (three pairs of jointed legs) and usually four wings (two pairs).
From beautiful butterflies to buzzing mosquitoes, insects are the most successful animals on Earth. Some are tiny, only a few millimeters (less than a quarter of an inch) across, while others can be the size of dinner plates. Some are plant-eaters, while others prey on small animals, or suck the blood from larger creatures including humans.
Lady bugs have six legs, I was staring at one the other day and I counted. ja ja!
Bed bugs are insects and therefore have six legs, three on each side. Their legs are clustered in the front of their body, with their large abdomens behind their third set of legs. Bed bug bodies have a very distinctive body shape. Notice the oval, almost egg-shaped body shown in the illustration.