Bizarre Insects and Arachnids: 30 Surprising and Fascinating Facts Part 2

Here’s 10 more creatures on our long list of the most amusing and awesome insects and arachnids in the world.

Insects are the most numerous species of animals in the world. Here’s a long list of the most amusing and awesome insects and arachnids in the world.

1.) Leafcutter Ant

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Leafcutter Ants can lift 50 times their own weight. If a Leafcutter Ant is a human, that is equivalent to lifting a truck.

2.) Mosquito

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Mosquitoes are the most dangerous and deadly creatures in the world, especially the female mosquitoes. The females have the most deadly bite in the world, killing more than 2.7 million people a year.

3.) Scorpion

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Scorpions are deadly venomous animals. Not as deadly as mosquitoes, but Scorpions kill more than 1,000 people a year from venom. So watch out with those pants before wearing them.

4.) Giant Water Bug

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Male Giant Water Bugs are among the most loving and caring fathers in the animal kingdom. The males carry 700 young on their backs.

5.) Cockroach

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Cockroaches are said to be the inheritors of the Earth. They can survive heavy doses of radiation poison and 9 days without their heads.

6.) Weta

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Wetas are among the toughest animals in the world. They can stay frozen for months without frostbite, even when all heart and brain activity ceases and it loses 99% of the water in its body.

7.) Moon Moth

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Moon Moths are among the animals with the best sense of smell. The Male Moon Moth can smell a female more than 9.7 kilometers away.

8.) Click Beetle

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Click Beetles send themselves very high in the air by clicking. They experience over 100 times as much intensity as cannonball which is equivalent to 400g-forces.

9.) Stalk-eyed Fly

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Stalk-eyed Flies are fascinating insects. They have unique eyes. The male has strange eyes that stick out like sore thumbs. The longer the male’s eyes the more likely it has to mate with a female though.

10.) House Fly

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Flies are among the dirtiest creatures on Earth. They lay their eggs in dead and rotting flesh and they vomit all over our food. Did you enjoy and learn something new? If so, then go watch out for Part 3…

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14 thoughts on “Bizarre Insects and Arachnids: 30 Surprising and Fascinating Facts Part 2

  1. lencilicious

    The leafcutter ant is such an interesting one. They all look good in their macro shots but I can't hold them.

  2. jennyL

    Very interesting naman mga insects na ito.. they can be called pests pero may silbi rin sila sa eco-system natin.. kakamangha naman ung note about ipis grabe!

  3. San Josenyong Gala

    Nakupo, tumayo balahibo ko nung maikita ko yung giant water bug… I'm really not a fan of insects… Though na-amuse ako dun sa info about weta… Ngayun ko lang kasi nalamang may ganun palang insekto…

  4. San Josenyong Gala

    Nakupo, tumayo balahibo ko nung maikita ko yung giant water bug… I'm really not a fan of insects… Though na-amuse ako dun sa info about weta… Ngayun ko lang kasi nalamang may ganun palang insekto…

  5. kulasa zen

    surviving nine days without a head! wow cockroaches rock!! mosquitoes keep making people sick here…..I missed visiting your wonderful world of animals…:)

  6. Teresa Martinez

    Ants are really strong creatures, imagine being able to lift things that are heavier 50x over than them.

  7. nova hedges

    wow! I do admit that I have known few of the insects you've shown here. Very interesting, and through your post, it gives me ideas on what other insects that I haven't known…the giant water bug is quite creepy for me.

  8. betchai

    ahhh, when we think of mosquitoes, they are tiny, but they are so deadly to have killed 2.7 million people, yes, I enjoyed what I learned today, keep sharing more Donald.

  9. MaryJane Tauyan

    omg i hate insects haha specially arachnids. gives me some hair standing feeling like scary and mix emotions. they look good close up and nice informations that i learn whenever i visit this blog!

  10. mtrguanlao

    What? Cockroaches can live 9 days without their heads, oh my! Now that is something new to me idol, haha! Kaya po pla nabansagan silang "I will survive", hehe! I am learning so much from your posts, idol! Galing!

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