We bet you are after all nothing says trivia like bug facts.

  • Houseflies find sugar with their feet, which are 10 million times more sensitive than human tongues. (Don’t go there!)
  • Ticks can grow from the size of a grain of rice to the size of a marble. (Makes you really comfortable doesn’t it?)
  • Approximately 2,000 silkworm cocoons are needed to produce one pound of silk. (A lot more for silk sheets.)
  • While gathering food, a bee may fly up to 60 miles in one day. (You would think they would be too tired to sting!)
  • Ants can lift and carry more than fifty times their own weight. (Double dog dare you to try!)
  • Mexican Jumping Beans, sometimes sold commercially, actually have a caterpillar of a bean moth inside. (You knew this!)
  • It takes about one hundred Monarch Butterflies to weigh an ounce. (Try catching that many.)
  • When the droppings of millions of cattle started ruining the land in Australia, dung beetles were imported to reduce the problem.
  • Wasps feeding on fermenting juice have been known to get “drunk’ and pass out. (So have humans!)
  • The queen of a certain termite species can lay 40,000 eggs per day. (Keeps us in business!)
  • Honeybees have to make about ten million trips to collect enough nectar for production of one pound of honey. (WOW!)
  • Insects have been present for about 350 million years, and humans for only 130,000 years. (They rule & keep us in business.)

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