All New Trends by Catagiri



From a population standpoint, insects rule our planet. Scientists have named almost 900,000 different species of insects, but some experts suggest that there may be as many as 30 million more species that haven't yet been christened. These same scientists estimate that about 10 quintillion--that's 10 with 18 zeroes behind it--insects are alive on Earth at this very minute. With numbers this staggering, it's no wonder that insects affect our lives and civilization, influencing everything from religion to agriculture to technology. Discover the 10 most common insects around us.

1.BEETLES : Coleoptera ; App. no. of know sp. - 400,000 

BEETLES - Coleoptera


2.BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS : Lepidoptera ; App. no. of know sp.- 165,000  


3.ANTS, BEES & WASPS : Hymenoptera; App. no. of know sp- 140,000


4.TRUE FLIES : Diptera; App. no. of know sp.- 120,000  



5.BUGS : Hemiptera; App. no. of know sp.- 90,000   



6.CRICKETS, GRASSHOPPERS AND LOCUSTS : Orthoptera; App. no. of know sp.- 20,000




7.CADDISFLIES : Trichoptera; App. no. of know sp.- 10,000  



8. LICE : Phthiraptera / Psocoptera - App. no. of know sp.- 7,000  



9. DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES : Odonata; App. no. of know sp.- 5,500 



10. LACEWINGS : Neuroptera; App. no. of know sp.- 4,700