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Earth's Most Successful Life Form

I feel a guessing game coming on...

Here's a fun little Q and A to pique your interest about the insects that will be visiting your backyard this spring and summer...and fall...and winter.

1. How many KNOWN species of insects are in the world?

a. 500,000
b. 1,000,000
c. 5,000,000

2. How many ESTIMATED species of insects might be in the world?

a. 500,000
b. 5,000,000
c. 10,000,000

3. What is the largest "order"? Here's a has 125 different families.

a. Beetles
b. Flies
c. Ants

Here's a hint: ONE in every FOUR animals on this planet belongs to this order.

The following site, Insect World, is so full of fascinating information and ideas that it deserves special notice.

Welcome to Insect-World...the most successful lifeform on the planet:

Just to keep you from buzzing around like a bumble are the answers to the little quiz:

1. b
2. c
3. a

And if you want to check out the Entomological Society of America...

And if you are keeping up with the Africanized Honey Bee, here's a good overview site:

For more articles about INSECTS

Lady Bug Invasion
Moths and Nightlights
Bees in the City
Insects are busy little critters
Earth's Most Successful Life Form
Keeping ants in nature