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What are some fun facts about insects?

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As of 2015, there are currently over one million known species of insects in the world, and scientists still discover new species on a regular basis. Some estimate that there may be between six and ten million species worldwide. Despite their vast numbers, all insects share the same physical characteristics.

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What are some fun facts about insects?
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All insects have six legs, two antennae and three body segments (the head, thorax and abdomen). All insects are cold-blooded, meaning that their body temperature depends on their surrounding environment. They are also invertebrates, meaning they do not possess a backbone. Most insects go through a life cycle that progresses from egg, larva, pupa and adult.

Despite similarities, spiders are not insects, but rather belong to a group of eight-legged invertebrates called arachnids.

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