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1 After the North American Feather-winged Beetle Nanosella fungi at 0.25mm, the Fairy Fly is 1/5 of a millimetre in length making it the smallest insect the world. Nature > Insects 05/13/15
2 Traveling 0.03 MPH, it would take 33.3 hours for a garden snail to travel a mile. Nature > Insects 01/09/15
3 A group of ants is called a colony, an army, or a swarm. Nature > Insects 07/10/09
4 A group of butterflies is called a rabble, among other names. Nature > Insects 07/10/09
5 Click beetles are so named because of the clicking noise they make when they are on their backs and throw themselves in the air in an effort to land on their feet. Nature > Insects 10/02/08
6 Lady Bugs are beneficial in the garden because they are predators that eat aphids, spider mites and other insects. Nature > Insects 09/22/08
7 Lady bugs are in the Coleoptera order. Nature > Insects 09/19/08
8 Large insects that make their hives in wood, measuring nearly 1 inch in length and resembling bumblebees in both size and appearance are called Carpenter Bees. Nature > Insects 09/17/08
9 Butterflies taste with their feet. Nature > Insects 08/15/08
10 Bees feed on nectar and pollen. Nature > Insects 06/20/08
11 The heaviest insect in the world is the Goliath Beetle. Nature > Insects 05/15/08

 





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