In 2004, to study the declining insect population, almost 40,000 UK drivers affixed a “splatometer” to the front of their cars. The results found one squashed insect per 5 miles driven, contrasting with summers of 30 years ago when windshields would quickly become encrusted with tiny bodies.
Crickets have twice the amount of protein ounce for ounce than beef, and three times the amount of iron.
There is a bug that evolved to have actual mechanical gears.
Ants form a daisy chain to maximize their strength and take home dinner.
Bilateral gynandromorphism is when a species is born with part female and part male bodies. It can be found in birds, crustaceans, Arachnids and most commonly – insects.
The Hercules beetle, despite weighing only 100 grams, can lift 8 kilograms, making it one of the proportionally strongest animals in the world.
Think your husband is delicious? Well, Praying Mantis’ do! After a female and a male mate, the female eats the male. They first bite the head off and eat it completely.
Japanese Honey Bees defend against Japanese Giant Hornets by surrounding the hornet and vibrating, generating heat, virtually cooking the hornet to death.
If you rub a grasshopper’s hind leg for five seconds every minute for four hours, it will trigger its brain to transform, swarm, and become locust.
Since many female insects mate just once in their lives, insect populations can be controlled by releasing swarms of sterile males into the wild; the females mate with them, never have babies, and die. The method has eradicated populations of dangerous insects in several regions.