12 Animals With Jointed Legs (With Pictures)

12 Animals With Jointed Legs

Animals with jointed legs are more likely to be able to move their limbs independently. The independent motion in animals is not unique because many animals have independent movement in other parts of their bodies.

However, the presence of interdependent limbs makes it easier for a creature to move around. In this article, we will discuss animals with jointed legs.

1. Grasshopper

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Grasshoppers are an excellent example of animals with jointed legs. They have eight legs on each side (two pairs) and a two-jointed tail. Grasshoppers are found in many parts of the world, including North America, Europe, and Asia. They eat plants, insects, and other small creatures.

Grasshoppers’ legs are used for walking and jumping, which is why they are called “springtails” (because they jump in springtime). A grasshopper‘s hind legs are longer than its front legs, so it can reach higher when it jumps to grab insects it finds on the ground.

The front legs help move the body forward, while the hind legs help keep it balanced on its feet as it moves around.

2. Bee

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Bees, the most common insect with jointed legs, have a mouth on the underside of their body. The thorax and abdomen are fused into one segment. They are covered by a hard exoskeleton that covers most of their body except for their head and legs.

Their wings are attached to their backs by stinging cells called “stingers,” which inject venom into the victim’s skin when they sting. Bees have three pairs of wings, but not all species have functional wings in flight.

Bees are eusocial insects living in colonies with queens, workers, and males. They live in nests called “hives” or “bee hives.” A honeycomb is made from wax secreted by bees from specialized glands near the base of the abdomen.

Bees use this wax as food for brood (eggs and larvae) and for building comb for storage purposes. They also use it to seal cracks between cells in the hive to keep out foreign objects such as other bees or wasps that could harm their young or queen bee’s health if she were to try to fly away from the hive to find food.

3. Prawn

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Prawns are crustaceans with jointed legs. They have a pair of pincers on the end of their bodies that they use to grasp prey. Prawns are found in all oceans, but they prefer warm water.

Prawns have long antennae that they use to smell their surroundings. They also have gills on either side of their heads that help them breathe underwater.

Their bodies are covered in tiny bumps called scales that help protect them from predators or rough surfaces such as coral reefs or rocks. Prawns can see colors in ultraviolet light but don’t see well in low light conditions or at night.

Prawns live in water deep in lakes or rivers or near the bottom of shallow seas, where they feed on algae and other plants growing on rocks or coral reefs.

4. Spider

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Spiders are arachnids, which means they have eight legs and two pairs of jaws. Most spiders have eight legs, but some species have as few as four or as many as sixteen. Most spiders have six eyes, although a few species have only four. These eyes are arranged in pairs on the top surface of the head.

The spider’s body is divided into two regions: the cephalothorax (front) and the abdomen (rear). The cephalothorax contains most of the parts necessary for locomotion; it is also where most mouthparts are located. The abdomen contains digestive systems, reproductive organs, and spinnerets (for making silk). It also contains several venom glands that produce toxins used by the spider to kill prey or defend itself from predators.

5. Butterfly

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Butterflies have jointed legs, and they use them for walking and flying.

The front legs of butterflies are used for walking on flat surfaces, while the hind legs are used for jumping from branch to branch or flower to flower.

Butterfly wings look like a pair of tiny parachutes attached to their backs. They are usually covered with tiny scales that protect them from being damaged by rough surfaces.

Butterflies also have an osmeterium protective membrane that covers their bodies and helps keep them cool during hot weather.

6. Krill

Krill are tiny shrimp-like crustaceans that live in the ocean. They are one of the most common animals on Earth and make up a large part of the food chain. Krill are essential for several reasons, including their role in food webs and as a source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Krill have three pairs of appendages: mouthparts, swimming legs, and antennae. The mouthparts feed on phytoplankton (microscopic plants) or other tiny organisms such as bacteria or zooplankton (invertebrates). The swimming legs help krill swim through the water column (not all krill swim like humans). In addition, krill have specialized antennae that detect light, sound, and chemicals in the water around them.

7. Jumping Spider

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The jumping spider (Salticidae) is a family of about 2,500 species of tiny, primarily brown spiders found on all continents except Antarctica and Australia. The family includes some of the best-known spiders in the world.

Jumping spiders are named for the way they jump when disturbed. They can leap up to two times their body length, though their average distance is about half of that; this ability is used to evade predators and capture prey.

Jumping spiders use their eight legs to jump and climb objects, but they also have four pairs of smaller legs on the underside of their bodies, allowing them to walk on surfaces and move along walls or ceilings. Their long spinnerets (for spinning silk threads) help them make webs as long as needed.

8. Snakefly

Snakeflies are a family of insects in the order of Odonata characterized by long, jointed legs and large, curved pectoral fins. The name “snakefly” is derived from their resemblance to snakes in how they move about. Snakeflies have a solid resemblance to underwater snakes or boas and are
sometimes called water snakes. They are agile and active, with a rapid swimming stroke (see “Swimming” below).

Snakeflies have developed an unusual method of movement which allows them to fly rapidly through the air. Their first pair of legs are adapted for walking on land, but these may be extended into the second pair of long legs when they wish to fly. These elongated hind legs can be used as wings when flying at low speeds or when they need extra power while swimming underwater.

9. Weevil

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Weevils are a type of beetle, and they have jointed legs. They also have a hard covering on their bodies. Weevils are tiny insects that belong to the family Curculionidae.

There are many different weevils, but they all have the same basic structure: a head with eyes, antennae, mouthparts, and legs. The main body comprises three segments: the thorax, abdomen and pygidium (the tip). The legs are thick and robust, with large claws at the end that help it climb up plants and get around.

10. Millipede

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Millipedes are arthropods belonging to the order Myriapoda, which includes centipedes, millipedes, and other similar animals. Millipedes are among the world’s most ancient animals, dating back to the Silurian period (419-418 million years ago). They have been called “the oldest
living things on earth.” Millipedes can grow more than 0.5 metres long and 1 centimetre wide.

They have jointed legs for moving along that are divided into many segments. The body is divided into three sections: head and thorax in front, abdomen behind, and a pair of antennae at the rear.

Millipedes have no external eyes but various light-sensitive organs that can detect differences in light intensity of motion. These may help the millipede detect prey or predators or communicate with each other over short distances.

11. Scorpionfly

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The scorpionfly belongs to the family Pompilidae. There are over 500 species of scorpionflies, most of which are found in Europe. The scorpionfly has a large compound eye with several lenses and can detect light from as far away as 10 meters. It has a powerful smell and can detect chemicals such as pheromones up to 100 times its body weight in the air.

Scorpionflies have jointed legs, which allow them to walk on ceilings and walls, and their wings make for a unique flying behavior. They use their wing flaps to flap their wings in quick succession, creating a buzzing sound that acts as an alarm call for other scorpionflies. Scorpionflies
also have long antennae that help them communicate with each other by emitting pheromones that attract mates or warn off competitors.

12. Flea Beetle

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Flea beetles are among the most common insects found in gardens. They live on many plants, including lettuce, bean sprouts, tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetables. Flea beetles are also known as plant lice and leaf skeletonizers.

Flea beetles have jointed legs that allow them to move quickly from plant to plant when they need to feed. They can also jump from one plant to another as they feed on the sap of plants. Flea beetles usually lay their eggs on host plants and produce offspring capable of surviving on their
own for about three months or more.

Flea beetles have wings that protect them from predators such as birds and spiders while they feed on plants or eat other foods such as pollen or nectar. The larvae of flea beetles have no legs and do not move around as adults do; instead, they live within a burrow in the ground where they
eat organic matter such as dead leaves and roots.

Wrapping Up

This is because jointed leg animals are generally fast and agile. Jointed leg mechanisms allow for greater flexibility and incredible speed. Animals with jointed legs tend to be predators or prey animals, allowing them a more incredible speed to avoid predators or pursue prey.

When it comes down to it, all of the joints allow these animals to move more effectively, either to hunt or to escape being hunted.