Butterflies, lobsters and scorpions

Question: What do butterflies, lobsters and scorpions have in common?

Answer: They all wear their skeletons on the outside!

This is called an exoskeleton and all creatures that have their structure on the outside are included in the phylum of Arthropods.

A large majority of arthropods belong to the three main groups:

Insects –  Ants, Aphids, Beetles, Butterflies, Cicadas, Cockroaches, Dragonflies, Fleas, Flies, Grasshoppers, Leaf hoppers, Lice, Mayflies, Praying mantis, Stink bugs, Silverfishes, Termites, Stick insects

Arachnids – Spiders, Scorpions, Ticks and Mites

Crustaceans – Barnacles, Brine shrimp, Crabs, Crayfish, Krill, Lobsters, Shrimp or Prawns


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