I am a very special insect.

We have been around for hundreds of millions of years and can live almost anywhere in the world. I’m fast too, in fact I’m the fastest of all insects. Lots of people don’t like me as they think I’m a pest. I’m actually very important in the wild as I munch rotting vegetation on the ground to make soil. Without us plants can’t grow.





Food group


Body Clock


Life Span

In the wild: Up to 18 months

Body Weight

Up to 30 grams


Up to 9cm

Unique Traits

The most resilient creature on earth and can survive anywhere on the planet.

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