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10 Fun Facts about insects that you would never imagine

#1 There are almost a million species of insects that man has identified. This means that if you tried to learn the names of a hundred species a day, you would need more than 27 years to learn the names of all known species! It is said that there are still millions of species of insects that have not been identified.

#two How to identify an insect? Not every little animal that crawls is an insect. If it has six legs, it is an insect, if it has more or less than six legs, it is not an insect. For example, spiders, which have four pairs of legs to walk, are not insects, they belong to the class known as arachnids.

Colorful Jumping Spider

#3 Many insects contribute to life on Earth. For example, let’s think about ants. In an area of ​​almost half a hectare, the tiny insects move tons of soil a year, keeping it loose and aerating it.

Ant

#4 Cockroaches and beetles feed on decaying matter and their droppings nourish the soil. Did you know?

#5 Although there are insects that transmit diseases, they are actually few, most of them help us: they destroy weeds or provide food for fish, birds, reptiles, mammals and other insects.

#6 The march of hundreds of thousands of devastating ants is one of the most impressive spectacles in the world of insects. These can trample any object in their path, a tethered horse or lethargic python can be reduced to mere bones in a matter of hours. Awesome! TRUE?

#7 The tropical ravager ant does not build a nest, as other ant species do, they march, almost constantly, in swarms that can measure up to 14.6 meters wide.

#8 Speaking of the devastating ant, its organization is enviable. The ones that are soldiers, with big heads and impressive scythe-like jaws, form scouting teams and go ahead, along the way they leave a trail based on an odor that they chemically process.

#9 Ravager ants travel more than 200 meters over the course of a dayThey are only active during the day. They voraciously search for their food to feed the larvae that the ants carry with them, they do so for approximately two weeks, then pause for the queen to lay between 100,000 and 300,0000 eggs; they then continue 20 days later when hungry larvae hatch.

#10 Did you know that the soldiers and workers of this immense army are blind! Yes ravager ants are blind.

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