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Insects are fascinating creatures that all share similar characteristics. Though some may find them creepy, some things about them are truly amazing!

Here are 25 Amazing Insect Facts:

  1. Most insects hatch from eggs.
  2. Insects don’t breathe through their mouths, but through holes in their exoskeletons.
  3. Insects live in just about every habitat on Earth.
  4. The only insect indigenous to Antarctica is the belgica antarctica.
  5. It is estimated that there are around thirty million species of insects on Earth, though only about 900,000 are known.
  6. The lifespan of insects is typically less than a year.
  7. Insects are cold-blooded.
  8. Most adult insects die off in the winter.
  9. All insects go through the same basic life cycle: egg, larvae, pupae, adult.
  10. There are about 1.4 billion insects for every human on Earth.
  11. Insects evolved from crustaceans.
  12. Insects typically move by walking, flying, or swimming.
  13. Most insects are solitary, except for ants, termites, and certain bees that live in large and well-organized colonies.
  14. The fastest running insect is the Australian Tiger Beetle, which can reach speeds of 5.6 miles per hour while chasing prey.
  15. The fastest flying insect is the Horse Fly, which can reach speeds up to 90 miles per hour.
  16. Fruit flies were the first living creatures to be sent into space.
  17. Grasshoppers existed before dinosaurs.
  18. Only male crickets chirp.
  19. Ants leave trails of pheromones as chemical signals that are used to communicate with each other.
  20. Termite queens can lay up to 7,000 eggs per day.
  21. The only known insect that can turn its head 360 degrees is the praying mantis.
  22. Male mosquitoes don’t bite humans.
  23. The lifespan of a Dragonfly is only 24 hours.
  24. Fireflies are actually beetles.
  25. Butterflies taste with their feet.

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