There are a lot of bugs in the world right now. In fact, it’s estimated that at any given moment about 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 individual insects are scuttling around. Don’t recognize that number? Don’t worry; it’s one that’s not used very often - 10 quintillion. That’s over a trillion insects for every human. And that’s just insects; the number doesn’t include things like spiders or worms or all the other creatures we cover with the blanket term of “bugs.”
With so many bugs, it’s no wonder that you run into them constantly and are always running across ones you haven’t seen before. In the U.S. alone there have been nearly 100,000 different species identified, and many more that haven’t. Some you’ll never see and some you’ll see all too often. Some can be a real benefit to you, your garden and even the environment around you while others seem like they only exist to cause you anxiety and the odd painful sting.
Knowing that you’re surrounded by bugs all the time, how many have you stopped to take a look at? Do you think you could identify all the ones that may be living on your lawn, or in the garden, just from a single picture? There’s one way to find out! Take the quiz and see how many of the most common garden-dwelling bugs you can identify!