Insects make up 3/4 of Earth's animal species. They play a very important role in our ecosystem. They breaking down food, enrich the soil and provide food for larger animals in the food chain.
Bugs are very distinctive from one another judging by their habitat. Some are be ruthless, sharp, efficient or even compassionate. Here's a list of 10 outstanding facts about the little buggers that will shock you even more.
Did you know: Her majesty The Termite Queen can lay up to 30,000 eggs a day, multiplied by 365 days/year adding up to 10,950,000 a year. Now let's multiply that by 15, the number of years she can live, it adds to 164, 250, 000 eggs.
Did you know: The Indian Luna moth has the most developed sens of smell. A single moth can detect opposite sex pheromones from as far away as 6 miles, thanks to its extremely sensitive olfactory receptors.
Did you know: Termites are remarkable architects. They can develop such complex structures that have a natural ventilation system. These mounds are capable of venting out the hot air out from the nest through the chimney. It's such an impressive engineering that it has inspired termite like buildings, Portcullis House in London for instance.
Did you know: There are wasp species that hunt other predators like praying mantis, robber flies, dragonflies, centipedes, hover flies, beetles and moths. Often wasps are purposely introduced to protect crops as a natural form of pest control.