Scientists believe there are between six and ten million species (types) of insects in the world. More than two-thirds of all the species catalogued by scientists are insects! At any given time, more than 10 quintillion insects are alive on the planet. That's a lot of bugs!
How big or small can insects get?
There's a lot of variation in the world of insects! The Goliath beetle, one of the world's largest insects, can get up to 4.3 inches long, while the microscopic featherwing beetle measures just 0.013 inches long.
Which insect is the most intelligent?
Honeybees are certainly among the smartest insects. They calculate angles and and distances to locate food and communicate them to other bees using waggle dances.