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Insects Facts

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Insects Facts
A flea can jump 150 times its size. That is the same as a person able to jump up 1,000 feet in the air.
A scorpion can have up to 12 eyes.
Flies can "taste" with their feet.
Honeybees use the sun as a compass which helps them navigate.
Out of every 1,000 Mosquitoes, one female carries a disease that could be fatal to humans.
Spiders usually have eight eyes, but still they cannot see that well.
The honeybee has to travel an average of 43,000 miles to collect enough nectar to make a pound of honey!
The main features of butterflies have in common are: 6 legs, one pair of antennae, a segmented body in which three body parts, a head, a thorax and an abdomen can be distinguished.
About 80% of the Earth’s animals are insects!
If a cockroach breaks a leg it can grow another one.
The amount of blood a female mosquito drinks per serving is five millionths of a liter.
The metallic-colored wing covers of some beetles are used for jewelry.
Adult bed bugs are about 1/4-inch long and reddish-brown, with oval, flattened bodies.
If all the insects in the world were put on a scale, they would out weigh all creatures.
The Arctic tern flies an average of 22,000 miles a year!
The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!
A butterfly can see the colors red, green, and yellow.
A honey bee has four wings.
About 8 pounds of honey is eaten by bees to produce 1 pound of beeswax.
Butterflies belong to INSECTS, which is the largest, most varied group of animals.
For every human in the world there are one million ants.
Honeybees visit about 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.
Monarch caterpillars shed their skin four times before they become a chrysalis, growing over 2700 times their original size.
Queens will lay almost 2000 eggs a day at a rate of 5 or 6 a minute. Between 175,000-200,000 eggs are laid per year.
Tarantula wasps paralyze tarantulas and lay a single egg on the still living spider; when the egg hatches, the wasp larva has fresh food.
The common garden worm has five pairs of hearts.
The itch from a mosquito bite can be soothed by cutting open a clove of garlic and rubbing it on the bite.
The male ladybug is usually smaller than the female.
There are nearly 5,000 different kinds of ladybugs worldwide and 400 which live in North America.
A mosquito flaps its wings 500 times a second.
Honeybees have hair on their eyes.
Spiders have claws at the ends of their legs.
The longest insect is a walking stick that can reach a length of 33 centimeters.
Ants can lift an object up to fifty times their body-weight and carry it over their heads. They don't do this with their feet, but with their mouths.
In a lifetime, on average a honey bee produces 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey.
The atlas moth, one of the largest silk moths, can be mistaken for a medium-sized bat when flying.
The sense of smell of an ant is just as good as a dog's is.
A leaf-cutter ant queen mates only once - just before establishing a new colony. She can then keep the sperm viable for up to 15 years and produce as many as 300 million offspring.
Honeybees are the only insects that produce food for humans.
Some mosquitoes can beat their wings 600 times a second. A midge fly holds the record, with a wing beat of 1046 times a second.
The lifespan of a firefly is about seven days. During these days, they are busy trying to find a mate.
A butterfly has to have a body temperature greater than 86 degrees to be able to fly.
A flea can jump 130 times its own height.
Ants don't sleep.
Butterflies belong to, alongside with moths to an order called Lepidoptera.
Female Queen Alexandra butterflies, from Papua and New Guinea, are the largest in the world, some with wingspans larger than 26 cm.
In one day, a queen bee can lay up to 1500 eggs in one day.
Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue more than any other color.
Only the female black widow spider has a poisonous bite. The male spider's venom is not poisonous and it does not attack its prey.
The average hive temperature is 93.5 degrees.
The dragonfly has not changed over the last 300 million years.
The heaviest insect in the world is the Goliath beetle from Africa. A big male can weigh up to 100 grams.
The skeleton of a spider is located on the outside of the body.
There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in the rainforests of South America.
Bed bugs prefer to hide in cracks and crevices during the daytime and come out to feed on the host's blood at night, usually while the host is sleeping.
In one trip, a honey bee visits about 75 flowers.

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