Top 10 Hard to Believe Facts About Insects

 

 

Insects are efficient and compassionate, ruthless and amazingly intelligent at the same time. 

Weird Brown Bug

 

Certain types of grasshoppers and crickets have their ears on their front legs.

melanoplus

Only three kinds of animals fight battles in formations: humans, crows and ants.

Ants Defending their Pupae (Eggs) (2655 Views)

There are wasp species that specialize in hunting other dangerous predators ( Praying Mantis, Black-bellied Tarantula).

Wasp 1, spider 0

Mosquitoes ( the disease-carrying ones) have killed more human beings than all the wars in history combined.

Asian Tiger Mosquito 

Houseflies can taste with their feet ( they have taste buds on them).

Momentile 13 March 2009

Some wasps sleep ( and even hibernate for months) while hanging by their teeth.

november wasp

African termite mounds can be 40 feet high and use an intricate system of ventilation shafts to control the temperature inside.

Termite Hill

Indian moon moths are able to smell the pheromones of a potential mate over 6 miles away.

INDIAN MOON MOTH #13

Termite queens will lay up to 30,000 eggs a day, and they live for many years.

Subterranean Termites

Larvae of one type of midge ( a tiny mosquito-like insect) can survive for 3 days in liquid nitrogen. The temperature of liquid nitrogen is -321 degrees Fahrenheit.

Midge Pupae

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6 responses to “Top 10 Hard to Believe Facts About Insects

  1. FATMAN

    I like the idea of having my ears on my legs and tasting with my feet as it makes typing a lot easier hhahaha,have a great weekend PennyLuv FATMAN X

  2. .

    Lovely pictures to see just before my lunch. Thank you, Penny!

  3. Curiosity

    If I had taste buds on my feet I would love walking though puddles of chocolate.

  4. Curiosity

    I came across this fact only a couple of days ago…..Unlike almost every other creature woodlice do not produce urine – they have such a high resistance to ammonia that they can excrete waste in the form of ammonia gas without converting it into uric acid.

  5. penny

    @ curiosity…….wow.

  6. Sheila

    wow!! the African turmite mounds have always intreged me .

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