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Weird Facts About Bugs And Insects

Honeybee Queens Quack

Only one queen can rule the beehive. When more than one queen lives in the hive, a process called piping starts. Mated queen bee and Virgin queen bee use the piping to indicate the colony for whose title of the reigning queen they are ready to fight until they die. The noise of battle usually comes in a quack sound when they are in their honeycomb cells or a toot when outside. They also use pipes to collect worker bees for their battle for the queen bee. 

Cockroaches Can Live Without Heads

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This is another weird fact. A cockroach can live for almost ten days after being decapitated because its brain does not control its breathing, and the blood does not carry oxygen through its body as it does in humans. Instead, it breathes through tiny holes in body segments instead of their heads. Spiracles carry oxygen from the air to your tissues through small tubes. But at some point, due to starvation, the cockroach would eventually die.

Crickets Detect Sound Through Legs

A cricket’s ears are located on legs just below the knees. Sound can penetrate a cricket’s entire body because openings in its legs lead to chambers connected to both sides of its body. This helps the bug determine the direction of noise simply by turning in one direction or the other.

Caterpillars Can Camouflage As Bird Poop

The Asian swallowtail butterfly appears very different in early growth stages. Its black and white spine makes it look like little bird droppings. It simulates predators to see them as bird droppings and leaves. Once a particular hormone reaches a certain level, the caterpillar becomes a bright green larva that camouflages with the leaves until it comes to its butterfly phase.

Butterflies Can Detect Each Other From Miles Away

Butterflies are some of the most beautiful insects. But strangely, male butterflies can detect some female pheromones up to 10 miles away. These release chemical signals like pheromones to attract potential mates. 

 

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