Tag Archives: Weird Insects

See and learn about a variety of weird insects from around the globe.  These little guys are part of a class of invertebrates representing more than half of all the known living organisms on planet Earth.  With over a million (and counting) species, you are sure to find some of the strangest-looking ones around.  Some are able to do things that may seem completely out of this world.  Their capabilities may seem like something coming from a creative Hollywood film, but we ensure they are all real.


Most of us regard insects as nothing but pests that just make us want to go pick up insecticides and obliterate them.  However, their interesting anatomy and capabilities are certainly worth learning about.  Although insects are capable of spreading diseases and destroying crops, they also play an essential role to most organisms, including humans.  They are pollinators to the life-cycle of many different flowering plant species.  Of course, plants also play a crucial role for life survival such as making food and producing oxygen gas.  Whether you like them or not, you will surely find these strange insects compelling.

5 Unbelievably Weird Insects

An insect is scientifically described as a member of the class Insecta. So how many different species of insects are there?  There is currently no precise number of known species.  However, scientists have  verified that there are over 1,000,000 different species of insects. Interestingly, there are some experts that believe the number is likely much higher.  They believe there could be around 30 million more insect species we still have yet to discover.

Insects make up about 80% of all species in the world. So what are the numbers for their entire population? According to ESA member Dr. E.O. Wilson from Harvard University, there are approximately 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 (10 quintillion) insects living on our planet.  This number makes the human population of over 7 billion look extremely small. read more