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Insect Trivia

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    January 15, 2014

    Cockroaches are believed to have been on the earth for 280 million years. Cockroaches are among the fastest land animals.  They are capable of moving 50 body lengths per second.  If a human could do this, he could do a 100 yard dash in one second reaching speeds of 200 miles per hour. There are over 5000 species of cockroaches worldwide. There are […]

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    January 10, 2014

    1. The Common Bed Bug is a parasitic insect. 2. The Common Bed Bug is an oval, flattened, wingless insect that is brown in color. After feeding it becomes purplish-red and its shape becomes larger and cigar shaped. 3. A female Bed Bug can lay up to 200-500 eggs in her 10 month lifetime. 4. They have been known to carry 28 different human […]

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    One fourth of all known animal and plant species are beetles.  There are over 333,000 types of beetles. The largest of all insects is the Goliath Beetle.  It grows up to 4.4 inches long and weighs up to 3.5 ounces. The longest beetle lives in South America it reaches lengths of over 6 inches. Some beetles are smaller than some single celled protozoa. […]

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    Honey bees have 2 compound eyes and 3 simple eyes.  The compound eyes have 6900 facet giving them excellent vision. While searching for food a honey bee may travel 60 miles in one day. Honey bees fly about 15 miles per hour – their wings beat over 11,000 cycles per minute To make a single pound of honey, the honey bees the hive […]

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    Silk comes from the cocoons of the true silk moth. The larva spins its cocoon using a single stand of silk that is about 1500 feet long. More than 25,000 cocoons must be unraveled to make one pound of silk thread. The largest butterfly in the world is the Birdwing Butterfly from the Solomon Islands.  Its wing span is 12 inches. Monarch Butterflies […]

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    There are currently about 8,800 varieties of ants in the world. The largest ant is found in Africa (1 ½ in. long) the smallest is found in Sri Lanka ( 1/30 in. long). In agricultural or wooded areas, the imported fire ant mound may be 2 feet in  diameter and 1 ½ feet high.  There can be as many as 500 of these […]

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    Termites contain a one celled protozoa in their digestive tract that allows them  to convert cellulosic materials (wood) into useable substance. Subteranean Termites live in underground colonies and surface for food. The average size of the Eastern Subterranean Termite varies from 60,000 to 1 million workers The average size of the Formosan Termite Colony is 350,000 to 2 million workers. Termites communicate through […]

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    January 16, 2010

    Swarming termites and flying ants are often mistaken for each other. Their sizes may be similar. However, there are several notable differences: Flying Ants Elbowed antennae Two pairs of wings, rear wings smaller than front wings Wings have few well-defined veins Pinched waist Long legs Swarming Termites Straight antennae Two pairs of wings the same size and shape More and finer veins in […]