dragonfly14_insect250pxFun Fact Friday – Insects and Bugs IV

  • Only male crickets can chirp.
  • A butterfly has its taste receptors in its feet.
  • Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.
  • The praying mantis is the only insect that can look behind its shoulders.
  • The weight of all the termites in the world outweigh the weight of all humans 10 to 1.
  • Locusts can eat their own weight in food in a day. A person eats his own body weight in about half a year.
  • The desert locust is the world’s most destructive insect. It can eat it’s own weight in food every day. Large swarms can gobble up to 20,000 tons of grain and plants in a day.
  • Of the huge numbers of insects, only a tiny amount, one percent, are harmful to humans. Most insects are harmless or actually beneficial. For example, without bees to pollinate flowers, plants would not have a way of reproducing and we wouldn’t have anything to eat.