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!

Fun Facts about Insects

By Busy Kiddo    Posted on Aug 13, 2020

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!

Ant

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

Bee

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

Butterfly

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

Cockroach

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

Cricket

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

Dragonfly

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

Fly

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

Grasshopper

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

Lady Beetle

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

Mosquito

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

Moth

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

Stick Insect

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

Wasp

Fun Facts:

  • 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,