Insect Facts

  • When compared to animal and plant species there are about 3,000 insect’s species in the world. About 80% of animals in earth are insects.
  • Only one percent of the insect species are harmful to humans while most of the insects are harmless and they are beneficial.
  • Cockroach can live up to 3 weeks without their head.
  • Spittlebug lay its egg in the big nest of saliva bubbles.
  • Common garden worm has five pairs of hearts.

Dryococelus Australis

Dryococelus Australis

The Lord Howe Island stick insect (Dryococelus australis) was thought to be extinct by 1930, only to be rediscovered in 2001 (this phenomenon is known as the "Lazarus effect"). It is extinct in its largest habitat, Lord Howe Island, and has been called "the rarest insect in the world", as the rediscovered population consisted of fewer than 30 individuals living on the small islet of Ball's Pyramid.

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