Thursday, December 25, 2008

Some facts about Insects

INSECTS

Largest Insect Goliath beetle (found in Africa)
Weight (male) 100g
Longest Insect Tropical stick insect
Length up to 33 cm
Largest locust Swarn A Swarn of desert locusts that crossed the Red Sea in 1889.
Swarn estimated to contain 250,000,000 insects
weighing about 500,000 tonnes and covering 5,000 sq. km
Largest Butterfly Queen Alexandra bird wing (found in Guinea)
Wing span 28 cm, weight 5 g
Most Dangerous Ant Black bulldog ant (found in Australia and Tasmaina)
One bite can kill a man.
Fastest Wing Beat A tiny midge can beat its wings 1000 times a second.

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