Insects outnumber all

THE scientific study of insects is called entomology.

THE scientific study of insects is called entomology.

Insects are a class within the arthropods that have an exoskeleton, a three-part body, head, thorax, and abdomen, six jointed legs, compound eyes and two antennae.

They are also the most diverse group of animals on planet earth.

There are more insects on earth than any other creature and it is estimated that there are at present about 10 quintillion - or 10 000 000 000 000 000 000 - individual insects alive, crawling and flying around right now

This means there are about 10 000 insects for every human being. - bigsiteofamazingfacts.com; entomon.net; howstuffworks.com

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