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   Quiz your kids
  • Night butterflies have ears on their wings so they can avoid bats.
  • Monarch caterpillars shed their skin four times before they become a chrysalis, growing over 2700 times their original size.
  • There may be as many as 3,000 different kinds of insects — more than all the other animal and plant species combined.
  • Locusts can eat their own weight in food in a day. A person eats his own body weight in about half a year.
  • The honeybee has to travel an average of 43,000 miles to collect enough nectar to make a pound of honey!
  • The average housefly lives for one month.
  • Some male spiders pluck their cobwebs like a guitar, to attract female spiders.
  • A mosquito flaps its wings 500 times a second.
  • Only male crickets can chirp.
  • About 80 percent of Earth’s animals are insects.
  • Dragonflies can fly up to 50 miles per hour.
  • The heaviest insect in the world weights 2.5 ounces.
  • A cockroach can live for up to 3 weeks without its head.
  • A butterfly has its taste receptors in its feet.
  • The mayfly only lives for 8 hours.
  • The female black widow’s poison is 15 times deadlier than a rattlesnake.


 
  

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