There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings on the entire earth.
Not all insects are bugs; a true "bug" has a sharp jointed feeding tube much like a syringe.
The South American mydas fly is thought to be the largest fly in the world.
There are more than 900,000 known species of insects in the world.
Some butterflies use their front legs to clean their eyes instead of for walking.
Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
Each year, insects eat 1/3 of the Earth's food crop.
Worker bees leave the hive in order to collect nectar and pollen from flowers; they store it their rear legs and feed young bee grubs later.
Dragonflies have as many as 30,000 lenses in each eye.
A baby cockroach can run side by side with its parents.
Only full-grown male crickets can chirp.
The fastest runners are cockroaches, which can move almost a foot per second. However this only translates to a little over 1 mph.
Mosquitoes dislike citronella because it irritates their feet.
The queen of a termite colony may lay 6,000 to 7,000 eggs per day, and may live 15 to 50 years.
Some types of crickets and grasshoppers have their ears on their front legs.
Mounds of African termites can get up to 40 ft high. They use an intricate system of ventilation shafts which helps control the inner temperature.
Houseflies have taste buds on their feet and thus can taste with their feet.
Some wasps would sleep and even hibernate for many winter months while hanging with their teeth.
To produce a pound of silk, about 2,000 silkworm cocoons are needed.
Ants are able to lift and carry more than 3 times their own weight.
Only female mosquitoes bite humans.
Insects date back to over 300 million years!
Based on various sampling, the total number of insect species is between 15 and 30 million.
Beetles are one of the most popular pets in Japan and can be bought in many department stores!
Lightningbugs or Fireflies are not true bugs or flies. They are actually beetles.
Caterpillars aren't the only ones to spin cocoons. Flea larvae pupate in a silken cocoon on the ground before turning into a real pest!
Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide we breath out from our mouths.
Mites and Ticks are Arachnids (they have eight legs) and are related to the Spider and Scorpion.
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