Good morning Everyone!!! When I stumbled upon this and read it I had the biggest smile on my face. After reading it I contacted the author to see if I could share it with you and she said she would be excited to do that! Enjoy and be uplifted in body, mind, and spirit. As always...Take care of yourselves and One another!!!
What I'm sharing today comes from a very talented writer @dianalapoeta on Instagram. Here are some Fun Facts shared with me from the author about each insect they carefully selected for this writing. I hope you enjoy.
Honeybees have intricate dances to communicate with each other, dragonflies are able to focus on a single prey when they're hunting for food, the red headed bush cricket rubs the base of its wings together to produce the chirping(the process is called stridulation, and it't like rubbing your finger along the teeth of a comb, or flipping the pages of a book) we hear in the spring and summer. It's a mating call to attract females, which I think is kind of fun. They're basically singing love songs...pretty romantic, huh Lol. Other species chirp not only for mating, but also to scare off other males. They usually have multiple song.
Of course, Monarch Butterflies like other species of butterflies encase themselves in a chrysalis or cocoon when they're transforming, that's the pupa stage of metamorphosis. Ants live in colonies and all have specialized jobs. Some colonies are very small and made up of a few dozen ants, but they're usually thousands. The specialization within the colony is what makes them most efficient in burrowing for their nests/homes.
The author actually started with cockroaches due to growing up in NY and that's what they thought of insects and bugs, and they always kind of grossed them out, but fascinated them in a weird way! Cockroaches just show up everywhere, and there's this myth they could survive a nuclear apocalypse (we don't have enough evidence to prove that), but what is interesting is that roaches do have these antiviral chemicals in their brains that make them resistant to a lot of toxic things (which is why they can survive in really terrible conditions). They've evolved to the point that they can eat rotting foods, making them super adaptable. Last but not least, fireflies, are bioluminescent to both attract females and warn predators of their bitter taste.