Category Archives: Bugs



Instead of jaws
I use big claws
And a long, killer tail

This bug’s not nice
I catch and strike
My tail’s as sharp as nails!

For it’s not fun
When you’ve been stung
By a bad scorpion…

My tail is quick
It makes you sick…
Because it has venom!!!

Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee

All the buzz
Is just because
There is no bug like me

I fly around
With butt that’s round
A pretty fine hiney

And don’t you know
I’m black, yellow
And look a bit fuzzy

But here’s the thing
That butt can sting –
I am not cuddly!

So do not touch
I don’t ask much –
But that you don’t bug me!

Because I am
A garden’s gem
The pretty bumble bee!

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

All the buzz
Is just because
There is no bug like me

This bug survives
Within a hive
By making sweet honey

I work all day
So that I may
Provide for my great queen

She is a beaut
Yes super cute
The biggest bug I’ve seen!

So if you see
A honey bee
In service to his queen

Just give me space
And do not chase
It kills me to be mean!


No insect is wiser than the spider
She is tricky with that very sticky web!
You may think you are flying right by her
But before you know it you are stuck within her web!

That icky, sticky, silky, spider web
Is not the place you want to call your bed!
For it’s sticky, and it’s icky, and it’s tricky
Before you know it there’s a spider in that bed!

That spider web is truly beautiful
Miles of thread woven has a magic pull!
But no matter if your life is plain or dull
It won’t get better in a web that’s magical!

For not all beauty is meant to be seen
And if you get stuck, you’ll know what I mean!
A spider’s web is meant to catch dummies
And if a dummy, you’ll feel crummy, and be yummy!

So do not be the very yummy fly!
Do not sing my dummy lullaby!
For no insect is wiser than a spider
The last words of this stuck bug writer!

Praying Mantis

She might promise you some bliss
At the moment of a kiss
But before you even know it
It’s your own head you will miss!

For when a boy meets girl
He may find her really sweet
But instead of holding hands
That boy’s head the girl will eat!

She’s beautiful, but,
She’s the one a boy can’t kiss!
Watch out, boys!
For the Praying Mantis!


What is a rose
By any other name?
Who cares?
Who knows?
It is not the same!

For what is a ladybug
By any other name?
But maybe a boy bug
Who does not go insane!

For how would you feel if your was Ann
But every day they called you the “Macho Macho Man”?
Or what if your name just happened to be Earl
But every day they called you the prettiest of girls?

Now think how I feel
When my name is Doug
But everyone insists
On calling me a ladybug!

For instead of talking about my pretty red wings
Or how you think my black dots are the cute spots of spring
Or even how I inspire you to buy ladybug earrings
Maybe once you could talk about the manliest of things!

How about mentioning my six black arms?
Which smother bad bugs who cause good plants lots of harm?
Or what about my superhero combat skills?
How I fly around a garden saving plants from aphid ills!

So forever more know there is more to a ladybug
Than just how a ladybug might be a lady bug
For some ladybugs are extremely manly bugs!
And next time you see one, ask him if his name is Doug!

For yes, there are ladybugs who are extremely pretty
But there are some like me who are very tough and gritty
So instead of going about just calling us ladybugs
Be considerate and ask first if we are Mister Ladybugs!

For my name is Doug
And I hope you remember this:

I am not just a ladybug
I am a manly ladybug!

Dung Beetle

Some people eat ice cream scoops
And others eat yogurt scoops
But dung beetles eat a different scoop
Scoops and scoops and scoops of poop!

Scoops and scoops and scoops of poop!
Does it smell?
Oopsy doop!
Keep dung beetles in the loop!
For we just love those scoops of poop!

Everybody needs to eat
Some of you
Love red meat
Others prefer
Shredded wheat
And still some more
Love red beets!

So why would you
Think it’s gross?
That dung beetles eat
What you like the most?
We just prefer it
In your poop
As everyone poops
So do you!

So even if you
Drop a bomb!
There is no reason
For alarm!
For there are lots of
Little bugs!
To scoop it to our
Poopy farms!

You might think
We beetles odd!
But we beetles think
You people odd!
For more insects love
The taste of poop!
Than there exist of people
That’s the truth!

So next time
You now know what to do
When you see a dung beetle
Crawling next to you
Forget about the silly bathroom
Just let one loose
He’ll be happy too!

For everybody
Needs to poop
It would be a smelly world
Without them to
Eat up all our stinky poop
What a hoot are these
Bugs for poop!

Scoops and scoops and scoops of poop!
Feed us well!
With your poop!
Keep dung beetles in the loop
For we just love our scoops of poop!

Lightning Bug

Once when I was moaning “ugh”
There came to me a lighting bug
And that is when I saw the light
That moaning “ugh” just is not right!

The lightning bug said “no more ughs!”
A bug would never moan such “ughs”
For listen to we lightning bugs
You don’t need “ughs”
You just need hugs!”

And so when I stopped saying “ugh”
And replaced those “ughs” with happy hugs
I felt as happy as lighting bugs
A flash of genius are those bugs!

So now when I see lightning bugs
Flashing as though attached to plugs
I tell them of my many hugs
And say, “Thank you! Thank you! Lightning bugs!”