• There are more insects in ten square feet of a rain forest than there are people in Manhattan.

• The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it.
• Aphids are born pregnant. Aphids can give birth 10 days after being born themselves.
• In its entire lifetime, the average worker bee produces 1/12th teaspoon of honey.
• A bee could travel 4 million miles (6.5 million km) at 7 mph (11 km/h) on the energy it would obtain from 1 gallon (3.785 liters) of nectar, or it could just sit down and enjoy that honey properly.
• Most honey bees die after it stings people as our skin is elastic, unsuitable for their stingers which are meant for harder inelastic skins. Their venom glands are also torn out in the process.
• The average garden-variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
• The average caterpillar has about 2000 muscles and the average human has only 700.
• The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour.
• Zooming along on their pointed wings like little jets, a Hawk Moth can reach speeds of 24 miles per hour.
• A FireFly’s life span is about one to three weeks.
• Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects, flying 50 to 60 mph.
• Only the female mosquito will bite.
• An ant can detect movement through five centimeters of earth.
• Ants are social insects and live in colonies which may have as many as 500,000 individuals.
• Female spiders spin better webs than males do.
• A jumping spider can jump about 40 times the length of its body.
• Did you know that beetles taste like apples?
• Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
• A large swarm of locusts can eat 80,000 tons of corn a day.
• Roaches break wind every 15 minutes.
• A roach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
• Giant Burrowing Cockroaches can grow to 3.5 inches in length and can live up to 10 years.
• Millipedes may have as many as 330 legs but they don’t move very fast because the legs are short and their bodies are close to the ground.
• If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
• Earthworms have five pairs of hearts, close to the front of their bodies.

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