By: Lucy Potts
Bookworm Life Cycle
Camouflage- The bookworm is completely black and white. This helps it blend into the words on the pages of books. Bookworms have many predators, so they have to be careful. They are very private creatures and like to left alone, so their camouflage works to their advantage.
Teeth- Bookworms have really tiny pointed teeth so that they can eat the pages of books. They don't want to be found, so they chew the books with the special teeth in a way that strips the page and makes it thinner, but does not make visible holes in the pages of books.
Legs- The bookworm has 8 legs. They are in pairs of two on each segment of its body. The bookworms legs make it able to move quickly across the pages of books in earlier forms of the bookworm, it did not have legs. Instead, it inched along the pages like a worm, giving it its name of bookworm.
Antennae- the antennae on the top of the bookworm are not actually antennae at all. They are its ears. The bookworm's antennae have small holes that pick up sound waves and interprets the sound for it.