Observing Bugs

We went for a walk in Oversley Wood to search for bugs. We mainly found Woodlice, Earwigs and centipedes under rotten logs and leaves. We think this is because they like cold dark damp places, and centipedes especially need to keep moist because they do not have a waxy layer on their skin and loose water easily.

Searching for bugs in rotting logs.
Searching for bugs in rotting logs.
Centipede (with eggs)
Centipede (with eggs)
Earwig
Earwig

 

Woodlouse
Woodlouse

FUN FACTS!

Centipedes are not actually insects but arthropods. Insects always have 6 legs but centipedes can have up to 350!
Woodlice are more closely related to crabs than insects!
A female earwig can lay over 50 eggs at one time!