10 Weird Facts About Bugs

Published at Nov 17, 2016

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.

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Extreme Survival

and being 'cool' about it
Did you know:
One type of midge larvae is so resilient that it can survive for up to 3 days fully submerged in liquid nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen sits at -321 Fahrenheit degrees.

Work to rule

Chinese manufacturing model
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.

Indian luna moth

hidden powers
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.

Eco-friendly

energy efficient buildings
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.

Wasps sleep

so do bees
Did you know:
Some wasps sleep, even hibernate through winter months, hanging only only by their teeth.
Bees also sleep, but not necessarily during night.

Houseflies

have taste buds
Did you know:
Houseflies have taste buds on their feet.

Professional killers

with highest kill rate
Did you know:
Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all wars in history combined. They are carriers of various viruses, bacteria, and parasites that they transmit through their bits.

Natural form of pest control

wasps feed on insects
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.

Strategists

battle formation
Did you know:
There are only three kinds of animals that fight their battles in formations - humans, crows and ants.

Crickets and Grasshoppers

hear like a human
Did you know:
Crickets and some grasshoppers have their ears in their front legs, just below the knees and they have four acoustic inputs.