Facts about our topic
Did you know?
- The fastest known insect is a dragonfly that has been clocked at 58 kilometres an hour!
- The heaviest insect in the world is the Goliath beetle from Africa. A big male can weigh up to 100 grams.
- A cockroach can live without its head for up to nine days. Yuk!
- Houseflies usually take off backwards!
- Houseflies taste with their feet - they even have taste buds on them. Maybe that's why they love walking on jam?
- Some wasps sleep while hanging by their teeth. They can hibernate like this for months.
- Insects are the most numerous and successful creatures on the planet.
- Insects make up approximately 80% of the total number of creatures on Earth.