Honeybees have hair on their eyes.

Butterflies taste with their hind feet.

A snail can sleep for three years.

A dragonfly can spot an insect moving 33 feet away.

The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.

Ants don't sleep.

A bee must visit 4000 flowers in order to make one tablespoon of honey.

The largest cockroach on record is one measured at 3.81 inches in length.

Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects, flying 100kmh.

The blood of insects is yellow.

Honeybees may collect pollen from as many as 500 flowers, all of the same species - in a single trip.

Ticks can be as small as a grain of rice and grow to be as big as a marble.


Flies have 4000 lenses in each eye.

Spiders have noses on their feet that can pick up the odours of possible prey, predators, or mates.

Houseflies watch each other constantly and follow each other to food sources. That's why there are always so many enjoying the same food.

Adult fleas can live for up to 2 years during which time the female can lay up to 1200 eggs.

Centipedes always have an uneven pairs of walking legs.

A butterfly has to have a body temperature greater than 86 degrees to be able to fly.

Dragonflies have the largest eyes and sharpest eyesight of any insect. Each eye is made up of more than 30 000 separate rod-like units.


Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.

A snail's reproductive organs are in its head.

Only full-grown male crickets can chirp.

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