Interesting facts about Australian insects

Did you know?
More than 70% of Australia’s biodiversity is made up of insects.
The estimated number of insect species in Australia is 220,000.


Weight for weight, spider silk is twice as strong as steel.
No one can live in or visit Australia without having personal contact with ants.
Insects are invertebrates and are the largest class of organisms in the world.
All insects have three body segments.
A bee sting is more painful than most spider bites.
Ants do not sleep.
A queen termite can live and reproduce for as long as 20 years.
A cockroach’s brain is located in the middle of its body.

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