Insects Head, Thorax, and Abdomen – drawing to learn. 

a drawing of the body parts of an ant by Donna L. Long

I confuse an insect’s abdomen and thorax every time. I think it is because my abdomen is in the middle of my body, so I think the middle section of an insect should be an abdomen, too.


I am drawing these three insects in my nature journal to help me remember. 

 I realized while drawing the ants that I can’t name the ant species that live in my garden. This sounds like a summer project. What are you thinking of learning about as the spring and summer seasons begin? 

2 comments

  1. Very interesting! Love your velvet ant, good artistic choice! Want to study all the noisy insects this summer, and learn to differentiate their songs! Happy Spring!

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