According to Cool Cosmos, with a few exceptions, insects are all cold blooded. A cold-blooded organism does not generate its own internal (body) heat.Know More
Cold-blooded organisms, such as insects, must rely on heat from the environment. By using the heat from the environment to survive, the food they intake does not get "wasted" generating body heat, and goes straight toward building their mass. However, this reliance also means that sometimes, in cold weather conditions, insects simply die off, unable to generate body heat of their own.
One exception to the rule is the hawk moth, which can raise its own body temperature while flying because its huge wing muscles generate enormous amounts of body heat.Learn more about Bugs
According to Encyclopædia Britannica, praying mantises feed exclusively on insects, and they are harmless to humans. No known venomous species of mantis exists. Although their appearance may be frightening, mantises are uninterested in humans.Full Answer >
Adult lightning bugs usually eat other either insects, pollen or nectar, although some species, like the European glow-worm, have no mouth and are unable to eat at all. Larval lightning bugs are predators, eating worms, slugs, snails and small insects.Full Answer >
Stick insects, despite their imposing appearance, are herbivorous. There are over 3,000 different kinds of stick insects, collectively called phasmids, and all of them eat plants. Some are very specialized, feeding only upon a favored plant species. Others are generalists.Full Answer >
Stick insects primarily live in forests and grasslands of tropical or subtropical regions. Some species live in more temperate climates. Stick insects feed on leaves and are notable for their camouflage that resembles sticks and other types of vegetation.Full Answer >