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Fun Insect Facts

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If you garden, learning to appreciate insects is a natural progression. Even if you're not wild about bugs, you must admit that they can do some pretty amazing things despite their size. Gain a whole new respect for the insects you see (or don't see!) every day with these insect fun facts!


If you garden, learning to appreciate insects is a natural progression. Even if you're not wild about bugs, you must admit that they can do some pretty amazing things despite their size. Gain a whole new respect for the insects you see (or don't see!) every day with these insect fun facts!

Insect trivia:

  1. Ladybugs are the most commonly used form of biological pest control because one adult ladybug can eat as many as 50 aphids every day!

  2. Dragonflies can fly at speeds up to 30 miles per hour.

  3. The female preying mantis eats the head off the male mantis just after mating. Entomologists believe this provides her with a big boost of nutrition to produce her eggs.

  4. Ants are able to lift and carry more than three times their own weight.

  5. Only female mosquitoes bite humans.

  6. Houseflies have tastebuds located on their feet.

  7. A spider's skeleton is located on the outside of its body.

  8. Each year, insects eat one-third of the Earth’s food crop.

  9. Mosquitoes dislike citronella because it irritates their feet.

  10. 95 percent of all animal species on earth are insects!


Let's not forget about bees. Visit here for Bee Fun Facts>>>
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