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Molecule numbers at insect olfactory threshold Insect Table - link N/A 109133 Boeckh J, Kaissling KE...
Minimum interommatidial angles for insect species Insect Table - link ˚ (degrees) 117188 Land MF. Visual acuity...
Span of insect evolutionary history Insect 300 million years 113320 Smith et al., Body size...
List of genome and chromosome sizes for some insect species Insect Table - link N/A 106681 Hunt GJ, Page RE Jr....
Global insect fauna Biosphere ~10^18 animals 116941 Kevin J. Gaston & Tim...
Distribution of insects visiting flowers in the Australian Alps Insect Diptera 62.3%: Hymenoptera 30.8%: Lepidoptera 11.2%: Coleoptera 1.9% % 115232 Catherine Marina Pickering...
Estimated number of insects on earth at a given moment Insect 1E+18 Unitless 104961 Bert Holldobler and Edward...
Distribution of insects visiting flowers in a Mediterranean plant community Insect ants 58.5% beetles 12% flies 9.5% honey bees 6.4% wild bees 6.4% wasps 5.2% N/A 115245 Bosch J, Retana J, Cerdá...
Dimensions of cuticular hair Insect 5 thick: 300 long μm 109138 Kaissling KE. Chemo-...
Diameter of SF-21 ovary cell Insect 18 μm 108907 http://www.invitroge...
Muscle efficiency Insect D. hydei 11: euglossine bees 4-16: M. sexta 10: S. sanguineum 12.6: C. splendens 8.7: S. americana 6 % 109844 Lehmann FO, Dickinson...
Wingspan of Meganeura spp., extinct flying insects ~3 times the size of the largest flying insects today Insect >65 - 71 cm 113319 Smith et al., Body size...
First appearance of beetles Insect ~285 Mya 113120 Hunt T et al., A com...
Number of described species of beetles (Coleoptera, the most species-rich group of organisms on Earth) Insect ~360,000 described species 113121 Bouchard P et al., F...
Estimated number of species Insect 5,000,000 - 6,000,000 species 113444 Pimm SL et al., The ...
Shortest generation time of an insect Aphid Rhopalosiphum prunifolia 4.7 days 100519 University of Florida...
Diameters of various mammalian, yeast and insect cells Various link μm 108910 http://www.orflo.com...
P:N ratio by mass in freshwater zooplankton and insect herbivores from terrestrial ecosystems Various 0.1 freshwater zooplankton: 0.08 insect herbivores Unitless 107193 Karpinets TV, Greenwood DJ...
Fraction of insect species per taxonomic order that have contracting ranges in the UK Biosphere 30 - 60 % of species per taxonomic order 117267 Ceballos G, Ehrlich PR...
Fraction of insects collected from white or yellow insect traps out of five different coloured traps (white, yellow, orange, red and purple) Plants 66 % of all individual insects collected from traps that are white or yellow 115231 Catherine Marina Pickering...