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Beetle in Sepilok, Sabah
Adult citrus root weevil (Diaprepes abbreviatus)
Water striders using water surface tension when mating
Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia)
Insects are the most abundant group of living creatures on earth with up to 30 million estimated species of insect found worldwide.

Insects can be found in all ranges of environment even (but limited) in the oceans and rivers. Insects feed on other, smaller insects and decaying leaf and plant matter.

Insects can been found to walk, swim and fly and are continuously evolving and adapting to the changing climates. Some species of insect, like the ant, have very sophisticated colonies with a successful power hierarchy.

Insects are known as invertebrates, meaning that they have no backbone. Most species of insect have a hard outer shell which protects the inside of the insect.


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Insect Facts

Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Insecta
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to...
Arthropoda
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats...
Omnivore
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
2cm (0.7in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
30g (1oz)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal...
300cm/s (120in/s)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
2 years
Lifestyle:
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Colony
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
Least Concern

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