Insect Orders By:carOline Renegar


* "Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees." (

* "There are about 24,000 species of butterflies. The moths are even more numerous: about 140,000 species of them were counted all over the world." (

*Hemiptera(true bugs):

* "They normally feed on the leaves and seedpods of the trees."

* "They are about ½ of an inch long, black body with three red lines just behind my head."


* "Dragonflies were some of the first winged insects to evolve, some 300 million years ago. Modern dragonflies have wingspans of only two to five inches, but fossil dragonflies have been found with wingspans of up to two feet."

* "Some scientists theorize that high oxygen levels during the Paleozoic era allowed dragonflies to grow to monster size."


* "Varied Carpet beetles mostly eat carpet, wool, dead insects, furs, hides, feathers, horns, hair, silk and bones."

* "Varied carpet beetles are found in attics, wool carpets, tapestries and wall-to-wall carpeting."


* "During chillier seasons, worker bees can live for nine months. But in the summer, they rarely last longer than six weeks—they literally work themselves to death."

* "The honey bee has been around for millions of years."


* "Color of the body provides camouflage and it depends on the habitat. Grasshopper can be green, brown, grayish and ochre in color."

* "Grasshopper has an eardrum on the abdomen. Grasshopper can detect rhythm and intensity, but it cannot hear pitch of a sound."


* "It’s a fly fact that there are thousands of tiny lenses, called ommatidia, which make up the eyes of a fly. These compound eyes allow flies to see 360 degrees at once."

* "According to the CalTech team, there is actually a better way to swat a fly. Instead of aiming directly for the fly, you should try to aim ahead of it and anticipate where it is going to jump when it sees you coming."


Created with images by Illuvis - "moth macro insect" • SHAWSHANK61 - "tree nymph butterfly insect" • francok35 - "hemiptera bug nezara" • acryptozoo - "Blue-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum ambiguum)" • makamuki0 - "beetle lucanus cervus stag-beetle" • francok35 - "insects hymenoptera andrena" • jl.cernadas - "3101-Saltamontes en Oleiros (Coruña)" • Mick E. Talbot - "Diptera"

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