Incredible Insects

Posted on August 5, 2006  Comments (3)

Incredible Insects facts from the Smithsonian, including:

  • Fastest Flying Insect: Dragonflies are known to travel at the speed of 35 miles an hour.
  • The Longest-lived Insect: The queen of termites, known to live for 50 years. Some scientists believe that they live for 100 years.
  • The Loudest Insect: One species of cicadas can be heard for a quarter of a mile.

More Incredible Insect Facts and Information

3 Responses to “Incredible Insects”

  1. CuriousCat: Rainforests
    February 2nd, 2008 @ 6:00 pm

    “Covering less than 2 percent of the Earth’s total surface area, the world’s rainforests are home to 50 percent of the Earth’s plants and animals…”

  2. Curious Cat » Why is the Sky Blue?
    February 17th, 2008 @ 5:43 pm

    “These tiny particles, much smaller than the wavelengths of sunlight, scatter the sunlight as photons from the Sun interact with the particles…”

  3. Curious Cat » Weird Creatures
    February 23rd, 2008 @ 5:09 pm

    “1) Chinese giant salamander (salamander that can grow up to 1.8m in length and evolved independently from all other amphibians over one hundred million years before Tyrannosaurus rex)…”

Leave a Reply