Type
Crossword
Description

Marine Crustacean that attaches self to different surfaces filtering particles from the water Barnacle
Insect with four wings that collects honey and pollen Bee
Hairy arachnid sometimes kept as pets Tarantula
Insect with long hind legs that they use to jump and make chirping sounds Grasshopper
External opening with a bunch of pores with with gill slits behind the eyes. Spiracle
Insect that light up the night Firefly
An immature insect that does not change much as it grows Nymph
When something moves from one region/habitat to another Migrate
Long and thin appendages on the heads of Arthropod and insects that are used for sensory Antenna
Brightly colored insects that fly and feed on nectar Butterfly
Similar to grasshopper but are smaller; Makes chiping sounds with legs as well Cricket
A crustacean on seashores that have 5 pairs of legs they use to walk sideways. Crab
Predators with eight legs who spin webs to captures their prey Spider
Small round beetle with red or yellow wings with black spots that eat aphids Ladybug
Insect that flies fast and have long bodies that take five years to reach adulthood Dragonfly
Outside covering on Insects and arthropods used for support and protection Exoskeleton
Process when an arthropod sheds its exoskeleton Moulting
Mid section of and insects body which has legs and wings attatched Thorax
Inactive and immature form of an insect between larvae and adult stages Pupa
First stage of an insects metamorphosis Larvae
Class of mainly aquatic mandibulate arthropods Crustacean
Class of arthropods with eight legs and a body divided into 2 regions Arachnid
Females produce this round or oval form typically containing an embryo Egg
Appendages that are paired and used for flying in some insects Wings
Nocturnal insect closely related to the butterfly and is dull in appearance Moth
Small insects that live in social colonies and have one or more breeding queens. Ants
Family of large crustaceans with muscular tails and ten legs and large front claws Lobster
What many insect with wings do Fly
Means : lack of a spine Invertebrate
Annoying insect; "She is such a _____ !" Pest
Number of legs an insect has Six
Sugary substance collected by bees and butterflies Nectar
Sweet and yellowish brown sticky substance bees produce Honey
These arachnids feed on the blood of vertebrates and can carry Lymes disease Tick
Number of legs on an arachnid Eight
Larvae of a butterfly or moth with worm like body Caterpillar
Small shrimplike crustacean eaten by larger animals, notably whales Krill
Silky surrounding spun by larvae to protect in the pupal stage Cocoon
Substance secreted by some animals that is poisonous and can cause illness or death Venom
Arthropod comes from the word Arthropoda which is of what origin Greek

Invertebrates Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

head foot cephalopods
stomach foot gastropods
shell made of two parts bivalves
insects, crustaceans, and arachnids arthropds
several segments with a greater range of motion jointedlegs
protects organs exoskeleton
change in form as larva develops into adult metamorphosis
openings on abdomen and aid in gas exchange spiracles
invertebrates bodies divided into sections segments
tube directly behind the mouth pharynx
male and female hermaphrodites
parts branch out in all directions symmetrically radial
two equal halves bilateral
brain activity cephalization
mouth part for invertebrate mandible
protects thorax carapace
internal support endoskeleton
segment behind the head thorax
fusion of head and thorax cephalothorax
posterior part of invertebrate abdomen
parasites with long ribbon like bodies tapeworms
slender bodieed parasites roundworms
known as wheel animals rotifier
fertilize dirt earthworms
parasites that live on the blood of prey leeches
make pearls clams
move by sliding along a layer of mucus snails
gastropods without shells slugs
tentacles that surround a more developed nervous system octopus
terrestrial isopod pillbug
crustacean with broad carapace, stalked eyes, and five pairs of walking legs crabs
large marine crustacean with a cylindrical body lobster
eats wood termites
eats clothes moth
large green insect that feed on other insects w/ raised front legs mantis
plant eating insect with long hind legs grasshopper

Marine Science Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Organisms with 10 appendages Decapod
Pair of chelipeds in a moveable finger Dactyl
The hard uppper shell of a turtle, crustacean, or arachnid Carapace
Thin sensory appendages on the heads of insects, crustaceans, and some other arthropods Antennae
A pair of globular organs in the head through which organisms see, Eyes
Inhabit intertidal and near-shore habitats in the colder and temperature waters of the Earth's oceans Cancer Crabs
Live on sandy bottoms and have thin exoskeletons Pacific Coast Crab
One of the pair of legs that bears the large chelae in decapod crustaceans Chelipeds
An aquatic mollusk that has a compressed body enclosed within a hinged shell, such as oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops Bivalve
Inhabits the rocky intertidal zone; very agile climber and rapid crawler Shore Crab
Relatively short for shore crabs Walking Legs
Clan of closely related animals that includes snails, slugs, clans, oysters Molluscs
"Stomach foot"; snails and slugs Gastropod
Blanket of soft tissue that covers a mollusc's body like a bathrobe Mantle
Long ribbon-like tongue coated with overlappping teeth Radula
Encased by an external skeleton and appendages are jointed Arthropods
Smallest of crustaceans; have elongated antennae Copepod
One of the walking limbs of a crustacean Pereopod
swimming limb of a crustacean, five pairs of which are typically attached to the abdomen Pleopod
The rearmost segment of the body of certain arthropods, such as the middle lobe of the tail of a lobster Telson
the sixth and last pair of abdominal appendages of lobsters and related crustaceans, forming part of the tail fan Uropod
used in feeding and mating; claw-like gnathopods
an arthropod of the large, mainly aquatic group Crustacea, such as a crab, lobster, shrimp, or barnacle crustacean
the terminal segment of a forelimb, manus
distinct male and female individual organisms dioecious
have a row of small blue eyes along the mantle edge Scallops
large phylum of segmented worms annelids
outer covering made of tough but flexible collagen cuticle
brightly colored segmented worms Polychaetes
paddle-like fleshy paired appendages parapodia
Bundles of bristles setae
pair of feelers palps
Composed of chitin exoskeleton
have a curved body that is flattened sideways Amphipods
dorsoventrally flattened Isopods
pointed appendages which are used to grasp food Chelicerae

Invertebrates Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Small insect, lives in colonies underground. ANT
Small flying insect that can sting, carries pollen BEE
An insect who has two front wings that are hard and protect the insect. beetle
Has wings with colors and designs, eats nectar. Butterfly
Kills cicadas cicada killer
Males make a loud shrill droning noise by vibrating two membranes on its abdomen. Cicada
a marine bivalve mollusk with shells of equal size clam
a hard stony substance secreted by certain marine coelenterates as an external skeleton, typically forming large reefs in warm seas coral
Found in the ocean, has two pinchers. crab
Small insect that hops, it chirps at night. cricket
has slender many-jointed antennae and a pair of cerci resembling forceps at the end of the body Earwing
breathe through their tube feet ECHINODERM
Skeleton on the outside of an organism exoskeleton
Bites dogs and makes them itch flea
Small flying insect fly
Lives in the grass, hops, and can fly. grasshopper
a crab with a soft asymmetrical abdomen that lives in a castoff mollusk shell for protection. hermitcrab
Aggressive insect who's hive looks like its made of paper. hornet
Animals that do not have bones or internal skeletons. Invertebrates
Small insect that is red and that has dots over it, it looks like a half circle. ladybug
Lives in ocean, has five pairs of arms and first set in pincers. lobster
Soft bodied invertebrates with a thick muscular foot for movement. mollusk
the periodic shedding of an old exoskeleton molting
An insect that drinks blood and carries malaria. mosquito
nocturnal insect related to the butterflies, and wings that fold flat when resting. moth
Long slender body, hands look like they are praying prayingmantis
a crab that lives on or burrows in sand sandcrab
a sedentary marine coelenterate with a columnar body that bears a ring of stinging tentacles around the mouth. SEAANEMONES
an echinoderm that has a thick, wormlike body with tentacles around the mouth. They typically have rows of tube feet along the body and breathe by means of a respiratory tree. seacucumber
long tube-like body with many sections segmentedworm
A mollusk with a single spiral shell into which the whole body can be withdrawn. snail
Has eight legs, makes a web spider
simplest invertebrate sponge
Found in ocean, has ten arms, can change color. squid
Found in Ocean, shaped like star. starfish
A bug that smells stinkbug
Eats and lives in wood. termite
An aggressive insect that can sting you many times. wasp
Small sea creature eaten by people. shrimp
A bug that looks like a stick. stickbug

Butterfly terms puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The third stage of butterfly life cycle shaped like J Chrysalis
hard covering that protects and supports an insect Exoskeleton
Another name for chrysalis Pupa
IL state insect Monarch
A species that can best survive in this environment Habitat
The number of legs that every insect has Six
Breathing holes that allow the caterpillars, chrysalides, and butterflies to breathe Spiracles
The coiled feeding tube used to drink nectar Proboscis
A scientist who studies butterflies Lepidopterist
These found on head of butterfly for taste, balance and to find way around Antennae
Opening of silk gland found on caterpillar's lower lip Spinneret
A set of wings; one attached on left and one on right, towards the rear of thorax Hindwing
Life cycle begins when butterfly lays this Egg
Another term for caterpillar; 2nd stage Larva
Middle section of butterfly; wings attach to Thorax
Caterpillar changes into a butterfly' the change from a larvae to insect Metamorphosis
Fourth stage of life cycle, It has six legs, four wings, and three distinct body parts Butterfly
Set of wings; attached on the left and right, toward front of thorax Forewing
Method of protection when Viceroy can be mistaken for Monarch because markings are alike Mimicry
____________ Lady, type of butterfly found in all 50 states Painted
First of three body parts Head
Second stage of butterfly life cycle, another term for larva Caterpillar
Last of three insect body parts Head
Last of three parts of an insect's body Abdomen

Spring Time Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

April showers bring May _ _ _ _ _ _ _. flowers
In spring, farmers _ _ _ _ _ _ _ crops. water
The first month of spring. March
Easter _ _ _ . egg
_ _ _ _ _ _ blossom trees. cherry
Spring _ _ _ _ _; vacation. break
flowers _ _ _ _ _ in Spring bloom
The season after Winter Spring
A month in Spring April
An animal that wakes up in Spring groundhog
birds that fly north in Spring; black, grey, and white geese
a small pool of water puddle
you use this to keep you dry from the rain umbrella
shoes you wear in the rain rainboots
a day for pranks April Fools
what you can fly on a windy day kite
baby chicken chick
bumble _ _ _ bee
when you bring food and a blanket to a park and sit on the grass eating picnic
what you see sometimes after rain stops rainbow
baby duck duckling
young sheep lamb
what do eggs eventually do? hatch
small round beetles that are often red with black spots ladybug
the larva of a butterfly or moth caterpillar
these bugs have eight legs and spin webs spider

Invertebrates Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Small, wingless insect in the order Thysanura. Silvery light grey and blue color. Silver fish
Larval form of the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio molitor Mealworm
The larva Or caterpillar of the domesticated silk moth. Primary producer of silk Silkworm
A fly of the suborder Cyclorrhapha. Most common fly. Housefly
A scale insect in the suborder Sternorrhyncha, from which the natural dye carmine is derived. Cochineal
Named for its potent sting. Seen in Nicarauga and the extreme east of Honduras Bullet ant
Crustacean native to shelf depths in the northwest Atlantic Ocean and North Pacific Ocean. Snow crab
A nocturnal insect related to the butterfly. Moth
Small wingless jumping insect that feeds on the blood of mammals and birds. Flea
Marine echinoderm with five or more radiating arms. Starfish
Group of small to very large sea snails Abalone
Not a true jelly but rather a hydromedusa. Smaller than true jellies. Bell jelly
Coral in the family Mussidae. Generally spheroid shaped and grooved surface that looks like a brain. Brain coral
Small crustaceans found in all the words oceans. Krill
Cephalopod mollusk. Has two eyes and four pairs of arms. Octopus
A marine bivalve mollusk with shells of equal size Clam
Insect with two pairs of large wings that are covered with tiny scales, usually brightly colored. Butterfly
Insect having fore wings typically modified into hard wing cases that cover and protect the hind wings and abdomen Beetle
Feed on organic detritus, such as flakes of shed human skin. Dust mite
Predatory arachnids that have eight legs and can sting you Scorpion
Social winged insect that has a narrow waist and a stinger Wasp
Bivalve mollusks with rough irregular shells. Have pearls Oyster
Known as pests. Cockroach
Class of parasitic flatworms Tapeworm
Small, free swimming crustacean. Frequently used for food Shrimp
Slender long legged fly with aquatic larvae. Can transmit diseases Mosquito
Large marine crustacean with stalked eyes and pinchers Lobster
Insect with large multifaceted eyes, two transparent wings and sometimes colored patches on the body Dragonfly
Another name for a saltwater clam Scallop
An aquatic or terrestrial annelid worm with suckers at both ends Leech
Eight legged predatory arachnid. Poison their prey with their fangs Spider
A large stinging wasp that typically nests in hollow trees Hornet
A crab with soft asymmetrical abdomen that lives in a castoff mollusk shell for protection Hermit crab
Small, pale soft bodied insect that eats wood Termite
Insect of a large group to which the honeybee belongs Bee
Commonly known as a cellar spider Daddy long legs
Eat other insects by catching them with its forelegs Praying mantis
A freshwater crayfish Crawfish
Feed on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles Tick
Worms with a long round body Roundworm

Insects and Life Cycles Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

abdomen
adult
ant
antenna
arthropod
beetle
complete metamorphosis
egg
grasshopper
head
honeybee
housefly
incomplete
larva
Metamorphosis
nymphs
pupa
six legs
thorax
wings

Arthropods Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Type of respiratory structure in crayfish GILLS
Appendages used for biting and chewing by most arthropods MANDIBLES
Type of respiratory structure in beetles TRACHEAL TUBES
Appendages used for sensing and holding prey on spiders-as well as for reproduction in males PEDIPALPS
Short legs located behind the walking legs on crustaceans SWIMMERETS
A series of major changes from larval form to adult form METAMORPHOSIS
The structure that removes cellular wastes from the blood-also used to preserve water and maintain homeostasis MALPIGHIAN TUBULE
Hard, tough outer covering of many invertebrates EXOSKELETON
The chemical ants produce for communication PHEROMONES
Middle body region consisting of 3 fused segments-wings and legs are attached here THORAX
Posterior end-bears additional legs and contains digestive structures and reproductive organs ABDOMEN
Posterior end-bears additional legs and contains digestive structures and reproductive organs PUPA
When the exoskeleton is shed MOLTING
Type of respiratory structure in spiders BOOKLUNGS
Most anterior pair of appendages on spiders CHELICERAE
Openings in arthropod bodies where air enters and and waste gases leave SPIRACLES
The name of immature forms of insects that have no wings but look like the adult NYMPHS
The structure in spiders that is used to spin silk SPINNERETS
Where the thorax and head fuse together into a single structure CEPHALOTHORAX
First pair of legs on crustaceans CHELIPEDS
Examples:legs and antennae; they grow and extend from the animals body-enable arthropods to move in more complex ways JOINTEDAPPENDAGES
Animals without backbones INVERTEBRATES

Butterflies Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

abdomen
antennae
butterflies
cacoon
camouflage
caterpillar
chrysalis
coat
emerges
insect
larvae
metamorphosis
mimicry
moth
nectar
proboscis
pupa
rhopalocera
thorax
wings

Invertebrates Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Has a long body with many segments, name means "one thousand legs" Milipede
A marine animal with 5 or more arms, star shaped, undersides of arms have tube feet for movement. Starfish
A phylum of invertebrates. Includes: coral, jelly fish, sea anemones, etc. colentarata
Small insect that lives in colonies, many types such as red, black,fire, carpenter, etc. ant
In the phylum Coelenterata, a hard stony object that usually forms in large reefs in warm seas. coral
A phylum of invertebrates. Includes: earthworms, leeches, sandworms, etc. Annelida
In the phylum Coelenterata, a free-swimming marine animal, has no brain, is an umbrella shape with tentacles hanging down. Jellyfish
A crustacean with a wide body and 5 pairs of legs ( first two are pincers), lives on sea shores in tropical places. crab
A large marine crustacean, has a long cylindrical body and has 5 pairs of legs ( first two are pincers). lobster
Common insect has two sets of clear wings (only used on set for flying). Types include; house, fruit, horse, etc. fly
Has a long flat body, name means " one hundred legs centipede
In the phylum Mollusca. This animal creates pearls. oyster
A common mantis, long-bodied, rests on forelimbs as if praying. praying mantis
In the phylum Annelida, type of worm that lives on land or in water, has suckers on both ends, many species are blood-sucking parasites. leech
In the phylum Arthropod, has eight legs. Name for species such as; black widow, daddy-long-legs, etc. spider
In the phylum Mollusca, live in shells, used in escargot. snail
In the phylum Annelida, a type of worm that burrows and lives in the soil. earthworm
An animal lacking a backbone invertebrate
A phylum of invertebrates. Includes: insects, scorpions, mosquitos, etc. arthropod
A hard external body covering for some invertebrates. Provides support and protection. exoskeleton
In the phylum Coelenterata, has a flower like shape and many stinging tentacles around its mouth, a marine animal. sea anemone
In the phylum Arthropod, has lobster-like pincers, and a poisonous sting on the end of tail scorpion
In the phylum Arthropod, a small insect that flies and bites and sucks blood from humans and animals. mosquito
An insect with two pairs of large wings, goes from caterpillar, into a cocoon, and then into its final form. butterfly
Terrestrial mollusk, like a snail but lacks a shell, a pest to plants. slug
A free-swimming crustacean with an elongated body. Used as a food frequently. Ex: scampi shrimp
A fast-flying, long bodied insect with two pairs of transparent wings. dragonfly
A type of invertebrate. In the phylum Mollusca. Typically has eight tentacles. octopus
This animal lives in water, stays attached to underwater rock or a coral reef, take in food by drawing it into their bodies. sponge
A fast swimming cephalopod mollusk with eight arms and two long tentacles. squid