Here are 10 amazing bug facts that will keep you awake at night. Do you know the biggest or longest bug on earth?
I find bugs/insects fascinating. They are one of those animals that are super easy to find because they seem to live everywhere. In fact, a lot of the time I find them in places that I don’t really want to find them. Well, here are some amazing bug facts that I wanted to share with you.
One of Largest Insects in World is a Titan Beetle
The Titan Beetle lives in the Amazon rain forest and is one of the largest insects in the world. They can grow up to 6 1/2 inches in length. It has mandibles that are so strong it can snap a pencil in half.
Longest Insect in World Is a Stick Insect
One of the longest insects in the world is a giant walking stick insect that lives in Southeast Asia. It can grow up to 2 feet long!
The Largest Moth In The World Lives in the Malay Archipelago
The Atlas Moth is considered to be the largest moth in the world. It can have a wingspan up to 1 foot in length with a total area of its wings of 60 square inches!
There Are Tons Of Insects In the World!
It is estimated that there are 200 million insects for each person on the planet! It is also estimated that there are 300 pounds of insect for every pound of human on earth.
So far, scientists have found 1 million different species of insects. That is about 2/3 of the total of 1.5 million species of animals that have been identified in the world!
Bees Fly A Lot
While gathering food, a bee may fly up to 60 miles in a single day!
Most Butterflies Don’t Live Very Long
Most butterflies live for only a short time – 2 to 14 days. However, there is one type of butterfly that lives in the Rocky Mountains, the Mourning Cloak, that lives for up to one year!
Cicadas Are The Loudest Insects!
Their calls can be heard up to half a mile away. During the day males make calls to attract a mate or to sound an alarm.
Moths Outnumber Butterflies
There are far more moths in the world than butterflies. In the United States and Canada there are 11,000 different kinds of moths versus only about 750 kinds of butterflies.
Lots Of Babies
A queen termite can make a lot of babies. Termite queens can produce between 6,000 and 7,000 babies in a single day!
Only Female Mosquitoes Bite
It is true that only the females bite. It may seem that all of the mosquitoes in the world are biting you sometimes, but the males are not actually doing it. The females need a blood meal in order to have babies.