Cool Bug Facts
» Dragonflies and mayflies have been around for over 350 million years, before dinosaurs roamed the planet.
- » The largest living dragonfly had a wingspan of over three feet and lived over 250 million years ago.
- » Dragonflies require warmth to fly and often land when the sun goes behind a cloud.
- » There are about 2,500 species of Mayflies in the world.
- » Adult mayflies only live from 2 minutes to two days, long enough to reproduce.
- » There are about 290,000 species of beetles worldwide, approximately 27,000 of them in North America.
- » Some female Giant Water bugs will attach over one hundred eggs to the back of the male, who carries the eggs until they hatch.