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Critter Clues

From the March/April 2023 issue of Kind News magazine

Brownish-reddish insect
  • 1
    Clue #1
    I have been on Earth for millions of years, since the time of dinosaurs!
  • 2
    Clue #2
    I am incredibly adaptable, so I live on every continent except Antarctica.
  • 3
    Clue #3
    My English name comes from my Spanish name, which there is a song about!
  • 4
    Clue #4
    I can hold my breath under water for 40 minutes.
  • 5
    Clue #5
    When I forage, or gather, food, I bring it home in my cheek pouches to save for later.
  • 6
    Clue #6
    Instead of breathing through my mouth, I breathe through tiny pores in my body segments called spiracles.
  • 7
    Clue #7
    I can run very fast for an insect— up to three miles an hour!
  • 8
    Clue #8
    My strong and flexible exoskeleton, the skeleton on the outside of my body, protects me from predators.

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