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  • Writer's pictureMichael Zawadzki

Interesting Bug Facts

  • An adult female flea bites up to 400 times a day.

  • Some ants can lift 20 times their own body weight.

  • Adult lice can live up to 30 days on a person’s head.

  • A queen termite can lay as many as 1,000 eggs a day.

  • Fleas can jump up to eight feet, which is 150 times their own height.

  • Mice can live up to 2 years, however they can produce up to 60 offspring a year.

  • Firefly light is unique to each species. Each blinking pattern is an optical signal that helps fireflies find potential mates.

  • Ladybugs bleed from their knees when they feel threatened. The foul-smelling fluid seeps from their leg joints, often leaving yellow stains on a surface

  • House flies taste with their feet, which are millions of times more sensitive to sugar than the human tongue. House flies also generally stay within one mile of where they were born.

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