Waxworms

Sarah

LIFE CYCLE

Eggs stay eggs for one month. Then the eggs hatch and turn into a larva. It stays a larva for two months. Then the larva spins a cocoon. It stays a cocoon for one week. Finally it hatches and becomes a adult.

FOOD

Their favorite foods are honey and oats. Their second favorite foods are fruits and sugar. They like oats because they live in beehives which taste like oats. They also like
veggies.

BODY

In the front like all insects they have a head. In the middle, they have a thorax. The wings and pro legs are attached to the thorax. At the end, they have an abdomen which carries their organs and heart.

BABIES

The larva are called caterpillars. They are three to zero inches long. They are small and white to tan in color. They love to eat honey and only the babies have pro legs.

INTERSTING FACTS

I learned that they are named after what they look like. They hurt bees. They have
spinnerets. They do not have lungs. They have no mouth.