Do insects have blood in their bodies? – Raman, 7, Washingtonmelissamayer
You probably don’t look like an insect. You don’t have feelers or wings. You keep your skeleton inside your body instead of on the outside. But what about blood? Do insects have blood like yours?
I talked about this with my friend Richard Zack. He’s an entomologist at Washington State University.
“Insects have hemolymph,” he said. “It’s very similar to blood.”
Zack told me hemolymph moves differently through the body, and it doesn’t do everything blood does.
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