South American Insects

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Here are some insects found in South America:-

Mosquito ~ Mosquitoes live in forests around humans. The females carry a disease called Malaria.

Ants ~ Ants live in very large colonies and the females can fly.

Flies ~ Flies can fly backwards and turn around in mid-air.

Dragonflies ~ Dragonflies can grow from between 2 and 12.5 cm long.

Beetles ~ There are more than 350,000 different species of beetle in the world.

Termites ~ Termites can build nests up to 12m high.

Lady Birds ~ Lady birds hibernate during the winter.

Bees ~ There are 33,000 species in the world.

Grasshoppers ~ Every species of Grasshopper has a different song.

Fleas ~ Fleas can jump over 200 times their body length.

Moths ~ There are over 200,000 different types of moths from around the world.

Mantids ~ These are he fiercest predators in the insect world.

Lice ~ Lice can be found on mammals, except bats.

Stick Insects ~ There are over 2,000 species of stick insects in the world.