Insect Trivia

January 15, 2014

Insect Trivia – Cockroaches

Cockroaches are believed to have been on the earth for 280 million years. Cockroaches are among the fastest land animals.  They are capable of moving 50 […]
January 10, 2014

Bed Bugs

1. The Common Bed Bug is a parasitic insect. 2. The Common Bed Bug is an oval, flattened, wingless insect that is brown in color. After […]
June 15, 2010

Insect Trivia – Beetles

One fourth of all known animal and plant species are beetles.  There are over 333,000 types of beetles. The largest of all insects is the Goliath […]
June 15, 2010

Insect Trivia – Bees

Honey bees have 2 compound eyes and 3 simple eyes.  The compound eyes have 6900 facet giving them excellent vision. While searching for food a honey […]
June 15, 2010

Insect Trivia – Moths & Butterflies

Silk comes from the cocoons of the true silk moth. The larva spins its cocoon using a single stand of silk that is about 1500 feet […]
June 15, 2010

Insect Trivia – Ants

There are currently about 8,800 varieties of ants in the world. The largest ant is found in Africa (1 ½ in. long) the smallest is found […]
June 15, 2010

Insect Trivia – Termites

Termites contain a one celled protozoa in their digestive tract that allows them  to convert cellulosic materials (wood) into useable substance. Subteranean Termites live in underground […]
January 16, 2010

Ants vs. Termite Swarmers – Know the difference

Swarming termites and flying ants are often mistaken for each other. Their sizes may be similar. However, there are several notable differences: Flying Ants Elbowed antennae […]