Chris Packham's big bug guide

Big Bugs on Tour will be visiting 13 intu shopping centres around the country between now and September 2019.

10 Facts you didn’t know about British bugs!

  • A bee’s wings beat 190 times a second, that’s 11,400 times a minute
  • A ladybird might eat more than 5,000 insects in its lifetime
  • Grasshoppers existed before dinosaurs
  • Certain ants can leap seven times the length of their bodies
  • Butterflies taste with their feet
  • Caterpillars have 12 eyes
  • The stag beetle is the largest species of insect to be found in the UK
  • Damselflies have been on earth for more than 300 million years
  • A hornet’s favourite food is a…bee!
  • Greater water boatmen breathe through their bottom!

Do you like bugs? And if so which ones have you seen? Tell us in the comments below.

Your Comments

Join the conversation

This entry is now closed for comments.

All Blue Peter
Looking for CBeebies shows?