10 Interesting Facts about Bugs and Insects

Facts about Bugs and Insects will inform you about arthropods family. They are very important due to become a great part in the world. They also play a main role in keeping our ecosystems healthy and other things,   including enrich soil, break down organic matter, and provide food. The other facts about bugs and insects will be explained below.

Facts about Bugs and Insects 1: Cold blooded animals

Bug and Insect belong to cold blooded animals. It means that their body temperature depend on weather (cold or hot).

Facts about Bugs and Insects 2: Parts of body

Head, thorax, and abdomen are three body parts of insects. Besides, they also have six jointed legs and two antennae. They also have an exoskeleton for sensing light, temperature, smell, sound, wind, and pressure. Compound eyes are also had by them.

Body parts of insects

Body parts of insects

Facts about Bugs and Insects 3: The largest and smallest insect in the world

Meganeura (a kind of dragonfly) is the largest insect in the world. Whereas the smallest insect is fairyflies.

Facts about Bugs and Insects 4: Metamorphosis

In the process of metamorphosis of insect, there are four stages. They are egg, larvae or nymph (young insect), pups, and adult.

Metamorphosis of insect

Metamorphosis of insect

Facts about Bugs and Insects 5: Groups of Insect

Approximately, there are 32 groups of insects. Beetle or coleoptera is the largest group of insects. Besides, there are 4 million and 4 distinct suborders of beetles.

Facts about Bugs and Insects 6: Characteristic of Bugs and Insects

As we know that insects have three-part bodies. Whereas bugs have a mouth shaped like a straw called a stylet. They use it for sucking juices from plants.

Mouthparts on bug

Facts about Bugs and Insects 7: Wings

There are many kind of insect that have wings, except lice, fleas, firebrats, and silverfish. An adult insect has two pairs of wings, but it is hard to be seen. Because their wing is located on top of their backs.

Facts about Bugs and Insects 8: Advantages and Disadvantages

As we know that bugs and insects are very annoying. However, they also have advantages such as pollinate flowers and crops, useful for producing silk, honey, wax, and more. Whereas carry disease, destroy crops, and become major pest to people and other animals are their disadvantages.

Major pest

Major pest

Facts about Bugs and Insects 9: Ants and Bees

Ants and Bees belong to insect that live  in colonies or groups. Although insects live independently. You can find bees on every continent except Antarctica. Whereas pheromones are used as chemical signals by ants to leave their trails and communicate with each other.

Facts about Bugs and Insects 10: Diet

Dead plants and animals, seeds, roots, nectar, wood, leaves are the diets of Insects. However, they eat more plants than animal. Besides, insects also become a main source of food for other animals.

Diet

Diet

 

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