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Insects & Spiders in the Desert Biome

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Desert Animal Survival: How animals adapt to the desert.
Classification: How desert plants and animals are classified.

Below is a list of insects that live in the desert with links to additional information on each one.
Learn how they survive in the desert biome.

Praying Mantis

 



INSECTS & SPIDERS

Ants
Fire Ants
Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA)
Harvester AntsVideo available on this subject.
Velvet Ants

Bees
Carpenter Bees
HoneybeesVideo available on this subject.
Killer Bees

Beetles
Blister Beetle
Pinacate BeetleVideo available on this subject. (Stinkbugs)

Butterflies
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Western Admiral
Viceroy Butterfly

Moths
Black Witch Moth

Sphinx Moth

Yucca Moth


Spiders
Black Widow SpidersVideo available on this subject.
Brown Recluse Spider
Brown Widow Spider

Garden Spider

Solpugids, Camel Spiders - Wind Scorpions

TarantulasVideo available on this subject.
Wolf Spider

Flying Insects
Assassin Bug
CicadasVideo available on this subject.
Dragonflies
Mosquitos
Praying Mantis
Tarantula Hawks Video available on this subject.
Wasps

Misc.

Aphid
Bed Bugs
Centipedes
Leeches
Cochineal Scale on Cactus
Fairy Shrimp

Scorpions
StinkbugsVideo available on this subject.
TicksVideo available on this subject.
Termites
Walking Stick

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