Tag: Insects

  • Interesting facts about dung beetles

    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 […]

  • Interesting facts about beetles

    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, […]

  • Interesting facts about moths

    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 […]

  • Interesting facts about wasps

    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 […]

  • Interesting facts about honey bees

    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, […]

  • Interesting facts about grasshoppers

    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 […]

  • Interesting fact about ladybugs

    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 […]

  • Interesting facts about butterflies

    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 […]

  • Interesting facts about dragonflies

    Interesting facts about dragonflies

    Dragonflies are insects that have large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, sometimes with colored patches and an elongated body. There are more than 5,000 different species of dragonflies. Dragonflies are found on every continent except Antarctica, they live in temperate, tropical and terrestrial locations. Dragonflies start their life in water, therefore they […]