How Many Kinds of Insect are There?

Do you know many different kinds of insects there are? There are somewhere between 2,000,000 and 4,000,000 different kinds of insects! Scientists have actually described in scientific language as many as 625,000 different kinds.

They practically have no hope of ever being able to classify every single type of insects that exist. There is no other class of animals on earth that even comes close to having as many types as insects do.

When it comes to trying to estimate how many insects are living in the world today the number is so vast that the human mind cannot even imagine it!


The only way scientists can even begin to count the insect population in any one area is to count all the insects that can be found in and on a square meter of rich, moist soil.

That can be anywhere from 500 to 2,000. so it can be said that about 4,000,000 insects live in a single acre of good soil. The majority of insects that exist are below the size that would attract the human eye. Many are microscopic.

And there are only a few thousand insects of all those that exist which become annoying enough to man for him to try to control them. When you think of it this way, you realize that man really moves about in a world of insects but he has no idea that most of them exist or how many there are!

There are two things that most insects have in common : their body is divided into there parts ; and they usually have six legs. This is true of most, not all of them. 

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