I have now photographed and uploaded 500 different species of insect to this site. Try to take in these facts about insects, they are quite astounding to comprehend:
- There are more than 200 million insects for every human being living on the planet.
- There are between 1 and 10 quintillion (can you imagine that number? I can’t) insects which are surrounding us in almost every environment on Earth.
- Insects account for well over half of all of all multicellular species.
- Insects come in around a million different variants.
- Around 479 million years ago insects appeared on the planet, long before the dinosaurs, and long before us.
- Insects developed flight 400 million years ago, which means they had total air dominance for more than 150 million years.
- Insects have survived 5 mass extinction events.
So there we have it: The Earth belongs to the insects. And they will be around long after we have gone on our way. So enough text … and now for some photos I have taken of these amazing and most fascinating six-legged creatures:
For those that may be interested you can visit my Insects page ‘here’.