Some amazing things you've got to know about amazing facts insects.

* According to studies, half of all known animals are insects.
* Insect is a good source of protein so in several countries it is a delicacy.
* Majority of insects use their antennae in search of food.
* Insects are the cold-blooded animals.
* All insects have jointed legs, 3 pairs to be exact.
* Insects can lift objects 50 times or more its natural weight.
Here are other facts about insects:
* Almost 1/3 of all known insects are beetles.
* A 100 gram African Goliath beetle is the heaviest insect in the world.
* The South American Acteon Beetle holds the record for the biggest known insect. The males can grow up to 9cms long.
* The hairy winged beetles are the tiniest insects in the world.
* Believe it or not 278 Japanese beetles were once found on a single apple.
* 15 miles per hour at an average, that�s how fast a bee can fly.
* A worker bee can generate 1/12th teaspoon of honey in its entire life span.
* In order to produce a tablespoon of honey, bees need to be busy sipping the nectar from 2,000 flowers.
* More human death are attributed to honeybees sting than all poisonous snakes bite.
* A bee�s buzz is generated by moving its wings at a rate of 11,400 strokes per minute.
* A bee can sting only once then dies after it pulled-out its stinger.
* A baby cockroach can run side by side with its parents.
* A head-less cockroach can survive for a week but dies of thirst because it can�t drink water.
* Cockroaches can survive for a month eating nothing but have only a week to live without water.
* The world's largest cockroach found in South America is the world�s biggest cockroach measuring six inches and a one-foot wingspan.
* The Madagascan Hissing Cockroach (shown in photo) is one of the few insects who give birth to live young, rather than laying eggs.
* Believe it or not, ants stay awake all their life.
* Ants have to move their jaws sideways just to chew its meal.
* An ant colony can housed half a million individuals.
* Amazon ants (red ants found in the western U.S.) who are good warriors have to snatch other ants larvae to make them slaves. In so doing, Amazon ants can�t survive without their slaves.
* Certain honey-pot ants become a colony�s warehouse. Their bloated abdomen produces a liquid food that serve as food to other individuals living in a colony.
* The fire ant (shown in photo), who grows as big as a grain of rice has a sting that is worse than a hornet�s sting.
* Crickets sense of hearing comes from their knees.
* Take note only adult male crickets are capable of making a chirp.
* Crickets chirp is a product of rubbing its wings together.
* Some crickets are intelligent, they make a conical-shaped hole that help amplify the sound of their chirps allowing it to be heard as far as 2,000 feet away.
* Crickets are good temperature reader. People know whether its hot or cold depending on the chirps crickets make.

* According to studies, majority of human death caused by animals is due to mosquito bite
* Mosquitoes feet are irritated by citronella, so they hate it much.
* Mosquitoes will likely bite children and blondes.
* Don�t worry about male mosquitoes, only the females bite. They need blood protein to produce eggs.
* It would take more than a million mosquito bite to sap all your blood.
* Common diseases such typhoid fever, dysentery and cholera are usually associated with a housefly.
* The house fly life span at the most 21 days.
* The housefly complex eye has more than 4,000 lenses.
* House flies hairy and sticky toe pads to walk upside down on the ceiling.
* A house fly "hums" in the key of F and beats its wings over 20,000 beat a minute.


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