Insects Facts

Insects Facts

In 1875 a swarm of locusts 1800 miles long and 110 miles wide swarmed through the western U.S., causing $200M in crop damage. At 12.5 trillion insects, it was the largest concentration of animals ever seen. Less than 30 years later the species had vanished, and was declared extinct in 1902.

Japanese Honey Bees defend against Japanese Giant Hornets by surrounding the hornet and vibrating, generating heat, virtually cooking the hornet to death.

The Hercules beetle, despite weighing only 100 grams, can lift 8 kilograms, making it one of the proportionally strongest animals in the world.

Bilateral gynandromorphism is when a species is born with part female and part male bodies. It can be found in birds, crustaceans, Arachnids and most commonly – insects.

There is a bug that evolved to have actual mechanical gears

Crickets have twice the amount of protein ounce for ounce than beef, and three times the amount of iron.