This Is For All You Trivia Players

The next time you want to wow your friends, make someone leave the room, or drive others buggy throw some of these facts at them about insects.  Watch them start to scratch their skin, make strange faces or possibly some strange noises of disgust. WARNING you could lose some of friends.

There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings on the entire earth.

The tsetse fly is found only in Africa although there are twenty-two different specie of the tsetse fly.

In the U.S. wasps kill more people than snakes, spiders and scorpions combined.

The South American mydas fly is thought to be the largest fly in the world at 1 1/2 inches long, picture that on your next picnic.

There are more than 900,000 known species of insects in the world.

Some butterflies use their front legs to clean their eyes instead of for walking.

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon, tell this to your girlfriend over dinner.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

Each year, insects eat 1/3 of the Earth’s food crop.

Dragonflies have as many as 30,000 lenses in each eye.

A baby cockroach can run side by side with its parents.

A tabanid fly, related to horse flies, has been clocked at 90 miles per hour.

A cockroach can survive for a month without eating anything but will die within 9 days approximately without water.

The fastest runners are cockroaches, which can move almost a foot per second. However this only translates to a little over 1 mph.

Mosquitoes dislike citronella because it irritates their feet so stop using the candles they are not going to land in them!

The queen of a termite colony may lay 6,000 to 7,000 eggs per day, and may live 15 to 50 years.

There are grasshoppers that can draw blood with a kick.

The total distance of the many trips honey bees travel to produce a pound of honey is about equal to twice the distance around the world.

There are more than 200 million insects for each human on the planet.

Beetles are the largest members of the insect family with more than 350,000 species known.

Not all insects are bugs; a true “bug” has a sharp jointed feeding tube much like a syringe.

The largest ants in the world can be found in Brazil; though, they only measure about 1 1/4 inches long.

Crickets are good temperature reader as its chirps differ according to the weather. People know whether its hot or cold depending on the chirps crickets make.

The Queen bee is the only bee that can lay eggs; there is only one bee in each hive.

The average mosquito has 47 teeth – but it’s the mosquito’s sharp proboscis that’ll make you itch, 47 teeth-got that?

A drone is a male bee or ant. His only job in life is to mate with the queen.

Chewing insects have mandibles, powerful jaws, that allow them to crush, cut and grind their food.

In Africa, army ants can cause the evacuation of an entire village.

Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length, another great fact to tell at dinner.

Blister beetles, sometimes call Spanish flies, are said to smell like mice, and we all know what mice smell like right?

Fleas that can leap eight hundred times farther than their body length.

Killer bees live in colonies with as many as 80,000 other bees; they are quick to get excited and attack in great swarms.

Cockroaches are known to carry such diseases as polio, typhoid, gastroenteritis and hepatitis which is why you call CoastalPC! 

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