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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...
Molecule numbers at insect olfactory threshold Insect Table - link N/A 109133 Boeckh J, Kaissling KE...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Dimensions of cuticular hair Insect 5 thick: 300 long μm 109138 Kaissling KE. Chemo-...
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...
Diameter of SF-21 ovary cell Insect 18 μm 108907 http://www.invitroge...
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...
Estimated number of insects on earth at a given moment Insect 1E+18 Unitless 104961 Bert Holldobler and Edward...
First appearance of beetles Insect ~285 Mya 113120 Hunt T et al., A com...
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...
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...
Diameters of various mammalian, yeast and insect cells Various link μm 108910 http://www.orflo.com...
Diameter of the pore of the connexin 26 (Cx26) gap junction channel (human Cx26 was expressed in Sf9 insect cells) Human Homo sapiens at the cytoplasmic side of the channel ~40: near the extracellular membrane surface 14: in the extracellular space 25 Å 117151 Maeda S et al., Structure...