INSECTS

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The female yellow jacket wasp lays both fertilized and unfertilized eggs. Female workers develop from the fertilized egg and male drones develop from the unfertilized egg.
Queens will lay almost 2000 eggs a day at a rate of 5 or 6 a minute. Between 175,000-200,000 eggs are laid per year. Honeybees have hair on their eyes.
One of the most dangerous insect in the world is the common housefly. They carry and transmit more diseases than any other animal in the world.
A colony of bees have to fly almost fifty-five thousand miles and tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey.
A housefly can only ingest liquid material. They regurgitate their food to liquefy the food that they are going to eat.
Ladybugs make a chemical that smells and tastes terrible so that birds and other predators won’t eat them.
Lady Bugs really are not bugs. They are actually beetles and their correct name is The Ladybird Beetle.
A flea can jump 150 times its size. That is the same as a person able to jump up 1,000 feet in the air.
There are nearly 5,000 different kinds of ladybugs worldwide and 400 which live in North America.
If all the insects in the world were put on a scale, they would out weigh all other creatures.
The fastest known insect is a dragonfly that has been clocked at 58 kilometers an hour.
In a lifetime, on average a honeybee produces 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey.
The praying mantisí compound eyes are capable of seeing images and colors.
The female praying mantis usually eats the male after or during mating.
A midge fly holds the record, with a wing beat of 1046 times a second.
Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue more than any other color.
During honey production periods, a bee’s life span is about 6 weeks.
There is only one insect that can turn its head — the praying mantis.
The dragonfly has not changed over the last 300 million years.
Wasps feed on ferment occasionally get drunk and pass out.
A honeybee strokes its wings about 11,500 times a minute.
During hibernation, ladybugs feed on their stored fat.
Bees can communicate with other bees by dancing.
About 80% of the Earth’s animals are insects.
The average housefly lives for one month.
Bees fly an average of 13-15 mph.
Mosquitoes prefer children.
Flies taste with their feet.

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