How many insects are there in the world?

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About 7.7 billion people live on Earth. What if I told you that the total number of humans is not even a fraction of the total number of insects on the planet? There are an estimated 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000 19) insects on Earth. It's a one with zeros after it! Can you imagine so many mistakes?

We don't know exactly how many beetles there are in the world. Many insect species have not even been discovered yet, and every year scientists discover thousands of new insect species. Currently, approximately 925,000 35,000 species of insects have been identified, but there is no clear answer to the question of how many species remain to be identified. There are approximately 12,000 15 different species of spiders and 1 to 3 species of ants in the world. Invertebrates (species that do not have a backbone, such as insects) outnumber vertebrate species, including birds, mammals, fish, amphibians and reptiles, by 1 in 1000. They also outnumber plant species.

It's hard to believe that there are so many errors, but many of them are so small that we don't even notice them. Ants, for example, can live in thousands of colonies, and we don't see most of them because only the female worker ants leave their nests in search of food and supplies. This makes it difficult to determine how many ants there are in the world. There are a lot of both large and small insects!

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