According to Cool Cosmos, with a few exceptions, insects are all cold blooded. A cold-blooded organism does not generate its own internal (body) heat.Continue Reading
Cold-blooded organisms, such as insects, must rely on heat from the environment. By using the heat from the environment to survive, the food they intake does not get "wasted" generating body heat, and goes straight toward building their mass. However, this reliance also means that sometimes, in cold weather conditions, insects simply die off, unable to generate body heat of their own.
One exception to the rule is the hawk moth, which can raise its own body temperature while flying because its huge wing muscles generate enormous amounts of body heat.Learn more about Bugs
Waterbugs are aquatic insects that spend most of the time in water, whereas cockroaches are adaptable insects that enjoy moist places but are not aquatic. Waterbugs eat insects, small fish and tadpoles. Cockroaches are scavengers that feed on anything including decaying or fermented food.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >
Tips for identifying biting insects include looking at the bites on the animal's skin or browsing Texas A&M AgriLife Extension's biting insect guide for visuals and descriptions. For instance, a flea is a very small, brown or black wingless pest that causes red, swelling lesions, according to Texas A&M and petMD.Full Answer >
Stick insects primarily live in forests and grasslands of tropical or subtropical regions. Some species live in more temperate climates. Stick insects feed on leaves and are notable for their camouflage that resembles sticks and other types of vegetation.Full Answer >