Life History of Insects

Insects are creatures belonging to the category known as Insecta.

The body is separated into 3 sections:

• Head,

• Thorax,

• Abdomen.

They have 6 feet connected to the thorax. They usually have wings, also connected to the thorax. In bugs such as beetles, the hard wings protect the flying wings and lie smooth against the belly at rest.

Diseases carried by insects:

• Some blood-sucking bugs are very risky to individuals because they can bring illnesses.

• The Asian rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis) provides bubonic problem, a condition that in the Fourteenth millennium damaged a one fourth of the inhabitants of Western nations (25 thousand people)!

• Mosquitoes are a group of blood-feeding bugs that bring illnesses, in particular malaria, which is often critical. Malaria does not happen in New Zealand but is very typical in exotic nations, where about 120 thousand individuals get the condition every year.


• Insects eat a number of different things.

• Many types of insects eat the simply departs of vegetation, like the caterpillars of flies and moths.

• Adult flies and bees are cases of bugs that have long tubular tongues to suck nectar from blossoms.

• Some bugs, like the hoping mantis, nourish on other bugs. They lie in delay for other bugs and instantly pick up them with their spiny front side feet. Sometimes the female hoping mantis will even eat the male after propagating with him.

• Many bugs stay on other creatures and are known as “parasites”; for example, ticks and go lice, which stay on creatures and wildlife, and either, suck their blood, or nourish on their epidermis and down.


• There are probably more than 5,000,000 different species on the globe, but the actual number is mysterious. By evaluation, there are only 9,000 species of wildlife and 4,000 species of creatures.

• New Zealand has about 20,000 types of bugs, and many of these still need an official medical name.


Apart from being small than us, and regularly in risk of being consumed by something larger for example, a fowl, or even another insect), their feelings are different from ours.

1) Sight:

• Each eye of a pest is like a lot of vision all trapped together, they are known as compound eyes.

• They see the globe very diversely than us.

• They can also see color.

• They are very good at seeing activity, but they can’t see forms nearly as well as individuals.

2) Smell:

• Insects don’t have noses, but they can smell incredibly well.

• They smell with the antennae which keep out of the front sides of the head.

• Moths and other bugs often have antennae like feathers; this improves the surface area so that they can choose up scents particularly as well.

• Insects don’t have noses, but they can fragrance incredibly well.

• Female bugs generate unique substances known as pheromones; these are like fragrances and are used to attract the males.

3) Sound:

• Most bugs don’t have ears, but they can hear sounds through their epidermis.

• Some bugs have tympanal system parts, which are generally hearing, except that they are not on the head but elsewhere on the body.

• Male crickets, cicadas, and grasshoppers “sing” to entice women to companion with; each species has its own unique music.

You can view our Journal of ornithology for more related information.