45 Amazing Insect Facts


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1. Mosquitoes prefer children to adults, blondes to brunettes.
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2. Only female mosquitoes bite and drink blood.
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3. Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.
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4. A large swarm of locusts can eat 80,000 tons of corn in a day.
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5. The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away!
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6. The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1!
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7. A human body comprises of high sulfur content, which is enough to kill every insect on a puppy or dog.
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8. The average housefly lives only two weeks.
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9. The only food that cockroaches wont eat are Cucumbers!
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10. Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as any other color.
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11. Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
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12. The common hoopoe is a bird that digs through animal poop to catch insects for food.
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13. 80% of studied cultures eat insects.
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14. Only male fireflies can fly.
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15. There are some species of snails that are extremely venomous.
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16. The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.
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17. Dragonflies have six legs but cannot walk!
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18. Frogs sometimes eat enough fireflies that they themselves glow.
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19. Skittles contain crushed insect cocoons to make them shine.
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20. Anteaters prefer termites to ants.
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21. The cicada, a fly found in Africa, spends 17 years of its life sleeping; and only two weeks is awake during which mates and then dies.
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22. The principal use for nicotine other than for cigarettes is in insecticide
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23. The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off.
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24. The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head 360 degrees.
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25. Insectivorous bats have sparkly poop.
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26. There are over a million described species of insects. Some people estimate there are actually between 15 and 30 million species.
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27. Ants don't sleep
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28. There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings in the world.
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29. The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head without moving the rest of its body.
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30. Insecticides are not formulated to kill spiders and are often ineffective against them since spiders are not insects.
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31. The average housefly weighs 10 to 15 millionths of a pound.
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32. The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs!
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33. The Giant South African Earthworm can grow up to 22 feet long and 1 inch in thick.
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34. Dragonflies can travel up to 60 mph.
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35. Biologically speaking 'bugs' are insects that suck.
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36. Blowing a hair dryer onto an insect bite relieves the itch within seconds.
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37. The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head!
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38. Insects often like to taste the human before they bite.
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39. The blast of air you feel when walking into a store is to prevent insects from flying in.
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40. It is possible for a scorpion to sting itself to death as they are not immune to their own poison!
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41. The blast of air you often feel when walking into a store is to prevent insects from flying in.
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42. The Goliath beetle, at 4 ounces, is the heaviest insect.
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43. The venom of a small scorpion is much more toxic than the venom of a large scorpion.
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44. Many insects can carry 50 times their own body weight. This would be like an adult person lifting two heavy cars full of people.
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45. Splenda was an insecticide that became a sweetener when a lab assistant misheard an instruction to "test it" as "taste it."

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