If you don’t like bugs, you are on the wrong planet

Something I mention to my wife now and then when she get’s irritated by some sort of insect. There’s a lot more of them than us! I stumbled upon an interesting article today that gives some information on the numbers of species and individuals on the planet.

Other than bacteria (approx 25,000,000 different species) arthropods (of which are insects, spiders, etc.) number approximately 6,000,000 species.

Another interesting fact . . . total number of arthropods on earth . . . 1 billion billion (10 to the 18) individuals.


Cool article on conservation and biodiversity.

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