"Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. " - Henry David Thoreau

About cognitive intelligence of insects

  • Bees have three modes of communication: chemical, tactile and visual.

  • Bumblebees can learn to use tools like pulling on a rope.

  • Argentine ants can form a “living bridge”.

  • Understanding the swarm intelligence of ants and bees helps to improve artificial intelligence.

  • A dragonfly’s jaw unfolds like in the movie Alien to catch its prey. In the time of the dinosaurs, some dragonflies had a wingspan of 80 cm…

What is the longest insect in the world?

35.7cm

A female stick insect Phobaeticus chani