INSECT MANIA- PART 2!

INSECT MANIA- PART 2!

IMG_2092So what makes an insect an insect? Here are some basics:

  • Adult insects have 6 legs and 3 body parts.
  • Insects are invertebrates.
  • Most insects have a pair of antenna (mine are quiet nifty)!
  • Most insects have wings- including me!
  • Spiders are not insects, they belong to the arthropod order!

 

Who is ready for insect mania part 2? Let’s get this party started!

There are more beetles on the planet than any other animal. The account for 1 in 4 animals on earth!

There are more beetles on the planet than any other animal. The account for 1 in 4 animals on earth!

 

The oldest known insect fossil dates back 400 million years.

The oldest known insect fossil dates back 400 million years.

 

Bees can fly up to 60 miles per day gathering pollen.

Bees can fly up to 60 miles per day gathering pollen.

 

Katydids have ears in their front legs!

Katydids have ears in their front legs!

 

Insect blood is yellow!

Insect blood is yellow!

 

Rhinoceros beetles can lift an object up to 850 times its own weight.

Rhinoceros beetles can lift an object up to 850 times its own weight.

 

Wowzers! Insects are so varied and amazing! You could spent a lifetime studying these amazing creatures!

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  1. Anonymous

    Fascinating thank you

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