Cockroaches have been around for more than 300 million years. You may have heard it said they’ll still be here long after humans are extinct!
An old superstition warns that earwigs crawl into people’s ears and burrow into their brains to lay eggs — the reason they’re called earwigs.
Flies have a notorious reputation, but most are helpful pollinators of crops and flowers, and recyclers of plant, animal matter into organic nutrients.
True bugs are an interesting, diverse group of insects, and the only ones officially called “bugs.” They’re beneficial as predators of pest insects.
Dragonflies and damselflies are among the most beautiful insects. They’re predators of nuisance insects like gnats, flies, mosquitoes.
Beetles comprise 30 percent of all insects and about 30 percent of all other animal species. And millions more yet to be discovered!
Lepidoptera is a large order of insects, second only to beetles in the number of species described so far. They date back at least 50 million years.