**What is Bilateral Symmetry?**

**Bilateral Symmetry** *(bi=two & lateral =sides)* is another name for Line Symmetry i.e. The left side of the animal is the mirror image of the right.

**Examples of Symmetry in Insects**

Insects have bilateral symmetry. Bees, house flies, cockroaches, ants, mosquitoes and beetles all have one side of their bodies being mirror images of the other . Notice how the legs, antennae, head shape, thorax, eyes and wings are all reflections of each other across the line of symmetry.

#### Wh**at the Ninjas Say:**

**Ninja One** – ‘Bilateral Symmetry is another way of saying Line of Symmetry’.

**Ninja Two** – ‘It means the left side is an EXACT reflection of the right side’

**Nina Three** – Line symmetry is all around us when we really start to look!