Fun Insect Facts For Kids
Did you know?
Ants can lift over 50 times their weight. That would be like you being able to pick up a car!
For every human on the planet there are one million ants! That's a lot of ants!
Cockroaches have been around for about 280 Million years, that's 80 million years longer than dinosaurs!
There are more kinds of insects than there are of any kind of creature.
Dragonflies can fly as fast as 30 miles per hour.
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
A cockroach can live without its head for about 9 days! (Creepy!)
Fleas that can leap 200 times farther than their body length. That would be like you being able to jump further than a whole football field!
Only female mosquitoes bite people.
Ticks can grow from the size of a grain of rice to the size of a marble.
A bee will fly up to 60 miles in one day collecting food.
Of all the insects on this planet, only the Praying Mantis can turn it's head 360 degrees.
There's an Australian earthworm that can grow to become 9 feet long, that would catch a pretty big fish!
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