Interesting facts about caterpillars

Caterpillars are the larval stage of members of the order Lepidoptera. Lepidoptera is an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths. About 180,000 species of the Lepidoptera are described, in 126 families and 46 superfamilies, 10 percent of the total described species of living organisms. It is one of the most widespread and widely … Read more

Interesting facts about tarantulas

Tarantulas is the common name for a group of “hairy” and often very large spiders belonging to the family Theraphosidae. There are about 900 species of tarantulas. They are found in the rainforests and jungles of South and Central America, in Africa and in the southern part of North America. Many Tarantulas live in burrows … Read more

Interesting facts about locusts

Locust is the common name for any member of several species of short-horned grasshoppers of the family Acrididae. They do not belong to a particular genus or subfamily, but are those species of grasshoppers that exhibit behavioral, morphological, and physiological changes from a solitary phase to a migratory phase. Locusts are normally solitary and actively … Read more

Interesting facts about dung beetles

Dung beetles are beetles that feed partly or exclusively on feces. There are around 8,000 species of dung beetles known, and they live all around the world, except for a few islands and the cold polar regions. Dung beetles live in many habitats, including desert, grasslands and savannas, farmlands, and native and planted forests. These … Read more

Interesting facts about flies

Flies are insects that belong to the order Diptera, the name being derived from the Greek δι- di- “two”, and πτερόν pteron “wings”. There are approximately 125,000 species of flies that have been described by science. The actual number of species in the world is likely to be much larger. They include many familiar insects … Read more

Interesting facts about stick insects

Stick insects are insects well known for their camouflage. Stick insects are also knwn as stick-bugs, walking sticks, bug sticks, phasmids, ghost insects and leaf insects. They belong to the order Phasmatodea – The order’s name is derived from the Ancient Greek φάσμα phasma, meaning an apparition or phantom There are about 3,000 species of stick insects. … Read more

Interesting facts about crickets

Crickets are insects that are part of the Gryllidae family. There are about 900 species of crickets. Crickets have a cosmopolitan distribution, being found in all parts of the world with the exception of cold regions at latitudes higher than about 55° North and South. Crickets thrive in moist, humid areas with an abundance of plants. They … Read more

Interesting facts about beetles

Beetles are a group of insects which are biologically classified in the order Coleoptera. The word “coleoptera” is from the Greek, koleos, meaning “sheath”, and pteron, meaning “wing”, thus “sheathed wing.” There are about 400,000 species of beetles; new species are discovered frequently. They make up about 40% of all insect species so far described, … Read more

Interesting facts about moths

Moths are a group of insects related to butterflies belonging to the order Lepidoptera. There are approximately 160,000 species of moth. Moths live in a wide variety of different habitats. They are highly adaptable to their surroundings and can be found in habitats all over the world, except in polar regions. Most species live only … Read more