Interesting facts about wasps

Wasps are insects that belong to the order Hymenoptera. They are related to bees and ants. There are over 120,000 species of wasps. Wasps live all around the world and are found in nearly every country. The largest social wasp is the Asian giant hornet [photo below], at up to 5 centimeters (2.0 in) in … Read more

Interesting facts about bumblebees

Bumblebees also spelled bumble bees are a subset of bees in the genus Bombus. There are over 250 species of bumblebee. Most of bumblebee species are found in the northern hemisphere, although South America has a few native species, and New Zealand and Tasmania has some which were introduced from Europe. Bumblebees are typically found … Read more

Interesting facts about honey bees

Honey bees also spelled honeybees are a subset of bees in the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. There are 7 species of honey bee, with 44 subspecies. Because honey bees have been domesticated to produce honey for human consumption, … Read more

Interesting facts about fireflies

Fireflies also called lightning bugs are members of Lampyridae, a family of insects within the beetle order Coleoptera, or winged beetles. There are about 2,000 firefly species. Fireflies are found on every continent except Antarctica. These insects live in a variety of warm environments, as well as in more temperate regions, and are a familiar sight … Read more

Interesting facts about bees

Bees are flying insects that belong to the Apidae family. There are about 20,000 known species of bees. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants. Bees have three-part body (head, thorax and abdomen), 6 legs, 2 compound eyes made up of thousands of … Read more

Interesting facts about grasshoppers

Grasshoppers are insects of the suborder Caelifera within the order Orthoptera. There are over 11,000 known species of grasshoppers. They are found on every continent except for Antarctica. Most grasshoppers prefer dry open habitats with lots of grass and other low plants, though some species live in forests or jungles. Many of the grassland species … Read more

Interesting facts about praying mantises

The praying mantis is an insect that has remained the subject of curiosity for ages because of its strange posture and predatory behaviour. There are about 1,800 species of praying mantids around the world. The praying mantis is found in many differing habitats. They are generally located in the warmer regions, particularly tropical and subtropical … Read more

Interesting fact about ladybugs

Ladybugs also called ladybirds and lady beetles belong to the family Coccinellidae. There are about 5,000 different species of ladybugs in the world. They live all over the world, except in Antarctica and the far northern regions of North America, Europe and Asia. The natural habitat for ladybugs is areas of dense vegetation, such as … Read more

Interesting facts about butterflies

Butterflies are beautiful, flying insects with large, often brightly colored wings. There are approximately 20,000 species of butterflies in the world. On average, an adult butterfly lives about a month. However, the time can vary greatly between species, and females tend to live longer than males. It’s extremely unusual for a butterfly of any species … Read more