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25 facts tagged with Insect Facts
Once the Queen is deemed unfit to serve due to old age or disease, worker bees form a tight cluster around her until she dies from overheating, a process known as "cuddle death."
Ants have graveyards.
The Tree Lobster, once thought to be extinct, is an insect that can grow to the size of a human hand, and it can only be found on a small island of rock that is Ball's Pyramid, Australia.
If an ant is drunk, a fellow comrade will carry him back to the nest to sleep off the alcohol.
The firefly is not actually a fly, but a beetle.
The Hercules beetle, despite weighing only 100 grams, can lift 8 kilograms, making it one of the proportionally strongest animals in the world.
Ants have tiny magnetic compasses in their antennae which help them navigate.
Skittles and jellybeans contain crushed insect cocoons which are used to coat the candies to give them that special shine.