We all know that insects can be found almost everywhere: in our homes, in our yards, on our pets (fleas), and even on us (lice). However, have you ever stopped to wonder just how many living insects are crawling or flying on our planet? Edward O. Wilson, a Harvard entomologist, has that answer. There are ten quintillion insects on our planet. To put things into perspective, insects outnumber each person over one billion to one.

 

 

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A: That’s the number of insects alive on Earth at any given time, according to Harvard entomologist Edward O. Wilson, as reported by James O’Donoghue in “New Scientist” magazine. You can make that more than a billion (1,000,000,000) insects for each …

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