Here are examples of some invertebrates:
Arthropods have segmented bodies and jointed legs. The are the same on either side--ie "bilaterally symmetrical." Included under the Phylum Arthropoda are Insects, Arachnids (spiders, scorpions, ticks, etc), Millipedes, Centipedes, and Pill Bugs.
Terrestrial Arachnids (Spiders and others)
El Dorado Nature Center -- spider with prey. He's got it all wrapped up.
Bold Jumper Spider on my patio in Fountain Valley. Yes, there are spiders like this in a residential Orange County neighborhood near you.
Pictorial dictionary includes sound to assist reader with pronunciation.
Spiders on the Web
Orange County Spiders and other arachnids. Animated spider scurries across the page. See what we have crawling around the OC.
Other Terrestrial Arachnids
Scorpion in Arizona courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service Picture by Gary M. Stoltz
Spiders on the Web Orange County Spiders and other arachnids. Animated spider scurries across the page. See what we have crawling around the OC.
Great multimedia source with drawings and audio.
Butterflies and Moths
California Dogface butterfly on bush mallow at Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach
Monarch Butterfly on bush mallow at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach
OC butterflies shown with some great pictures.
Very cool place to take the kids or visit yourself. Right in Newport Beach visit an aviary full of native Orange County Butterflies. Very nice. Open in Spring and Summer.
Pavilion of Wings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History
In the mood for a drive and a bigger butterfly display--check out the LA Museum of Natural History Display. It is only through September 1st.
Bee on a wild rose. Note the pollen on her back leg.
Other related bugs
Millipede. Courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife. Photographer Gary Stoltz.
Millipedes and Centipedes
Iowa State: Millipedes
A Snail moving down a container.
Soft bodied invertebrates. Includes snails, slugs, mussels, shell fish.
Animal Diversity Web: Mollusks
Don't forget to look at all 13 pages. Great photos.
Mostly aquatic, Crustaceans have a hard exoskeleton and two antennae. Contains such diverse members as lobsters, crabs, crayfish, barnacles, krill, and terrestrial pill bugs.
Animal Diversity Web: Crustaceans
Lots of pictures. Good article.