Following are 5 interesting facts about different insects that you might not have noticed or heard of. Read these through and enjoy this wacky, weird but fun information.
1. The Mind Boggling Acrobatics of Fleas
Fleas are one of the most athletic pests around. If you’ve got pets, it is likely you have seen a flea or two hopping around your house at some point, but you might not realize that they can jump to a height of 13 inches or so. Hat means they can propel themselves to a height 200 times their own size. 13 inches may not seem very much, but that’s a pretty huge leap if you consider it on a larger scale.
2. The Short But Complete Life of The Fly
Houseflies only live for about 21 days at most. And during this time period, they take a lot of different guises. During the first few days, they take the form of maggots –white wiggly creatures with no legs or wings. In about 3 to 6 days, these maggots develop into flies. Female houseflies lay about 150 eggs at a time, and can do this a total of 3 or 4 times in their short, 3 week lifespan.
3. The Craftiness of Bed Bugs
Have you ever wondered why you find those itchy red bumps on your skin in the morning, while there’s no sign of bed bugs around your home over the course of whole day? Whenyou can’t even see the culprits, how do they manage to feed on you? The answer lies in the bed bugs’ crafty behaviour. They only come out when you’re asleep,and it’s completely dark, so that there’s minimal risk of getting caught and eradicated.
4. The Hidden Power of Ants
Despite their tiny size, ants are considered to be the strongest creature living on the planet. Why? Because they can lift weight that is 50 times greater than their own. It is equivalent to a human lifting 2.5 tons of weight. It is impossible to even imagine lifting a weight like that, but ants do it as a matter of course.
5. The Paper Nests of Wasps
Unlike bees,that make their nests with wax, wasps make their nest with paper. They make the paper in a similar way humans make theirs, by taking by creating a pulp from wood and letting it dry out. They do this by chewing up strips of wood. Wasps strip the dead wood either from the bark of trees, or even from things like garden sheds, fencing panels or wooden garden furniture.