Fun Facts about Insects
Let's have a look at some of these fun facts about insects, be prepared for some 'wow' moments and 'I didn't know that' facial expressions!
- There are more than 12, 000 species worldwide.
- If a child in the Second Grade was as strong as an ant, they would be able to lift up a car.
- Some Queen Ants can live for a good couple of years and have millions of babies.
- Ants don't have lungs.
- It is said that the Bullet Ant has the most painful sting in the world.
- An Ant is the longest living insect.
- They don't have ears and some don't have eyes.
- Bees are fabulous flyers, they fly at a speed of 25 km/h and beat their wings 200 x per second.
- The average Worker Bee lives for just 5-6 weeks.
- The Queen Bee lives for up to 5 years. She is the busiest in the Summer months and can lay up to 2, 500 eggs a day.
- All Worker Bees are females (girls).
- A Bee produces a teaspoon of Honey in her lifetime.
- If you want more Bees in your garden, grow more colour, they love the colour Blue and cluster plants such as Lavender and Rosemary.
- Butterflies taste through their feet.
- They get their water source from mud puddles.
- If they are cold, they are unable to fly.
- They often only live for a few weeks.
- Butterflies attach their eggs to leaves with a special 'glue'.
- They have four wings.
- A Cockroach can live up to a week without its head.
- They are mainly nocturnal and run away from light.
- They can hold their breath for 40 minutes.
- There are more than 40, 000 species in the world.
- They can live without food for a whole month.
- Most female (girl) crickets don't sing.
- Crickets listen with their legs.
- There are over 900 different species around the world.
- Crickets don't have lungs.
- They chirp faster when it is hot outside.
- Its head is made up mostly of eyes.
- There are more than 5, 000 known species.
- They are fabulous fliers.
- They catch their prey by grabbing it with their feet.
- They have been on the Earth way before humans.
- They have better vision than humans.
- There are over 100, 000 species of flies on Earth.
- They don't have teeth.
- They can taste with their feet.
- House flies can walk upside down.
- Flies are able to see what is behind them.
- There are around 11, 000 known species around the world.
- They have ears on their bellies.
- They existed long before Dinosaurs.
- In some Countries, Grasshoppers are eaten as a food source.
- A few species of Grasshopper are able to change their colour according to their environment to camouflage themselves.
- They aren't all red with black spots. Some lady beetles have no spots.
- There are over 5, 000 different species around the world.
- Their average lifespan from egg to adult is 1 year.
- They lay their eggs on a leaf, they are yellow in colour and then change to white.
- Some Lady Beetles even have stripes.
- They can play dead to protect themselves.
- Only female (girl) mosquitoes bite.
- Mosquitoes live up to 6 months.
- They don't like the wind!
- There are more than 3, 500 species worldwide except for cold regions such as Antarctica.
- Male (boy) moths have an excellent sense of smell however they don't have a nose but they use their antennae.
- There are some moths that don't have mouths.
- Many species of moths don't eat.
- They are closely related to butterflies.
- They are attracted to light.
- Their wings are made up of tiny scales.
- Also known as walking sticks.
- They spend most of the time in trees munching on leaves.
- They drop their eggs on forest floors and these eggs look like seeds.
- They are nocturnal which means that they stay awake at night.
- There are over 75, 000 species of wasps around the world.
- They don't all sting.
- Wasps come in many different colours.
- Wasps don't just sting humans, they also sting animals.
- They can be found anywhere in the world except for Antarctica.
- They can live for a few months or up until a year.
I hope you enjoyed these fun facts!
Until next time,