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The world of inscts

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Connor Lantz

on 25 April 2010

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The World of Insects Characteristics 3 Body segments Head Thorax Abdomen 6 jointed legs 2 antennae Exoskeleton Classification Arthropods 32 Orders Lepidoptera Order Butterflies and Moths Hymenoptera Order Ants, Bees, and Wasps Coleoptera Order Beetles The History of Insects 300 million years old Humans have found 1,017,018 species Estimated to be 10- 30 million species Currently there are more insects than any other animal in the world The estimated number of insects on earth is 10 quintillion. Coleopetra Order Beetles are a common Japanese pet Largest Order of animals with 290,00 species 1 out of 4 animals on Earth are a beetle Bombardier beetle combines enzymes to produce a boiling hot spray for protection Whirligig Beetles have split eyes Dung Beetles Prefer herbivore dung Gain all nutrients through the manure Scarabaeoidea They can roll 50 times their weight in dung The Male Onthophagus taurus can pull about 1,400 times his weight Equivalent to a human pulling six fll double decker buses Lady Bugs Named after the Virgin Mary Eat pests like Aphids Common myth is the spots on it represent its age Are beetles Goliath Beetle is the heavist insect weighing 1/4 lbs. Wasps Most wasps are parasitic These wasps don't harm humans Spider wasps paralyze spiders and lay eggs in them Hornets Super aggresive Their venom can desolve human tissue A few Japenese Giant Hornets can kill 30,000 honey bees in an hour Yellow Jackets can nest in rail ties, walls, and underground Africanized Killer Bee Stay agitated for 24 hours They are regular honey bees Experts say there is a 75% chance of getting attacked when caught in a swarm Praying Mantises They are carnivorous Eat other insects and even small tree frogs, lizards, mice, hummingbirds, and other nesting birds During mating the female might eat the head off the male Cockroaches can live up to 2 weeks without a head Due to nerve cells in the legs Fastest insects They can eat soap, paper, cigarette butts, coffee grinds, hair, glue, feces, and eachother Ants The bullet ant produces a sting that is worse than being shot Army ants will eat anything animal or plant in their way Birds use ants that spray chemicals to get rid of parasites in their feathers. There are upto 700,000 ants in one colony Monarch butterflies have crossed the Pacific Ocean Queen Alexandra's Birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae) is the largest butterfly with a wingspan of 11 in. Nepticulid moths have a 0.1 in. wingspan The Tanzanian parasitic Wasp is thesmallest insect at .2 mm. Caterpilliars have 4,000 muscles compared to 742 in a human An aphid can reproduce 1,560,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 babies in ideal conditions Except They have larger swarms http://videos.howstuffworks.com/animal-planet/29023-fooled-by-nature-army-ants-video.htm
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