• The number of insect species is believed to be between six and ten million.
  • Insect bodies have three parts, the thorax, abdomen and head.
  • Insects have two antennae.
  • Insects have three pairs of legs.
  • Some insects, such as gerridae (water striders), are able to walk on the surface of water.
  • Bees, termites and ants live in well organized social colonies.
  • Only male crickets chirp.
  • Insects are cold blooded.
  • Silkworms are used as the primary producer of silk.
  • Most insects hatch from eggs.
  • Some cicadas can make sounds nearly 120 decibels loud.
  • The life cycle of a mosquito features four stages, egg, larva, pupa and adult.
  • Female mosquitoes drink blood in order to obtain nutrients needed to produce eggs.
  • Spiders are not insects.
  • Bees are found on every continent except Antarctica.