"Let's Explore Bugs" gives you a chance to explore God's tiny creatures through art, science and scripture. You'll learn about bugs from around the world and in your own backyard.
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Let's Explore Bugs
By Amy Hufnal
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Chapter OneLeaf Mimic Insect
The wings of this bug are shaped like leaves to help camouflage it.
Turn to Matthew 6:25-34 & read how God protects you.
These two ladybugs are found in North America but ladybugs can be found all over the world. Gardeners like ladybugs because they eat small aphids.
Read about a very special garden in Genesis 1:20-23
Praying Mantis & Camouflaged Flower Mantis
This insect receives its common name from the way it holds its legs. There are about 1800 different kinds of mantids living in the warmer parts of the world.
To learn more about prayer, read Ephesians 6:18 and Hebrews 4:16
This Species found in South America is very colorful. Its bright wings shimmer in the sunlight as it searches for food.
Praise God for His beautiful creation! Read Psalm 105
Rough Fungus Beetle
This beetle lives in the lower part of the U.S. - New Mexico, Arizona & Colorado. It feeds on the fungus produced by dead trees.
To find out how faith in the Lord Jesus can heal people with disease, read Matthew 8:1-10
The Goliath Beetle lives in Africa and is one of the biggest beetles God created. This beetle eats fruit and can grow to 6 inches long!
To find out about anotherGoliath, read 1 Samuel 17:45-51
Crimson Speckled Moth
This moth has recognizable red and black markings on its top wings and lovers to eat Forget-Me-Not flowers.
God used the colors of crimson and scarlet (red) to show His grace for us. Read Isaiah 1:18-20
These bugs can be found all over the world. Their shapes look like a warrior's shield and are quite hard. Also called "stink bugs" they produce a foul smell when bothered.
For your full armor, read Ephesians 6:13-17
The beetle is also know as the Jeweled Frog because of its oversized back legs that it uses in combat.
To solve a conflict with your friend, read Matthew 11:28-30. It would be much better than combat!
Because this moth is so colorful, many times it is mistaken for a butterfly. It is found in South America and Madagascar. It migrates long distances in search of food.
Read Psalm 121. No matter where you go, the Lord is always with you.
Scarlet & Green Leafhopper
These small bugs can be seen on your backyard bushes and vegetables. If you carefully touch their "tail", they jump forward, landing several inches away.
For courage to go forward and tell your friends about Jesus, read Philippians 4:4-7
Large Emerald Moth
This moth is found in Europe and has a special broken pattern of white lines on its wings. It is almost 2 1/2 inches across.
Gods love is more precious than diamonds, emeralds or gold. Read Mark 10:17-27
There are 1300 different species of stag beetles. This one live in the forests of Northern Australia and comes out only at night.
To find out who is our Light in the darkness, read 1 John 1:5-7 & Isaiah 60:1-3
This moth is spectacular! It can be seen on warm summer nights, gracefully flying through the evening sky. It is almost 4 1/2 inches wide.
To find out how you can receive Gods grace, read Ephesians 1:6-8
This insect is found in the tropical regions of Africa and when frightened, it flashes its colorful wings.
Read Matthew 3:3-6 to find out who ate locusts and wild honey!
Even though this bug is tiny, it can jump onto prey quite well. Its brown color blends into the leaves near ponds and on the forest floor. It has lost of bumps and big toad-like eyes.
Find out about a close relative of the toad, Exodus 8:1-6
This species of thorn bug found in South America is so sharp, that if you stepped on it, its thorn would go right through your shoe and pierce your foot.
Read about the men who used thorns to mock and hurt Jesus. Matthew 27:27-31
Colorado Potato Beetle
This bug is a pest to many North American farmers. In large numbers, this beetle can wipe out an entire potato crop.
To overcome troubles, read Proverbs 16:3,4,8,9 & 16
You might find some of the bugs listed below right in your own back yard. Use your magnifying glass to explore these great creatures!
Fly _____ Ant _____ Aphid _____ Firefly _____ Weevil _____ Cricket _____ Mosquito _____ Dragon Fly _____ Spider Mite _____ Bumble Bee _____ Grasshopper _____ Green Lacewing _____ Monarch Butterfly _____
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