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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Facts About Insects

* Butterfly tastes with their feet.
* Ants never sleep.
* A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.
* There are more than 900,000 known species of insects in the world.
* Some butterflies use their front legs to clean their eyes instead of for walking.
* More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
* Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
* A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
* Each year, insects eat 1/3 of the Earth’s food crop.
* Dragonflies have as many as 30,000 lenses in each eye.
* A baby cockroach can run side by side with its parents.
* Worker ants may live seven years and the queen may live as long as 15 years.
* The largest ants in the world can be found in Brazil; though, they only measure about 1 1/4 inches long.
* The average mosquito has 47 teeth
* Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!

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