• Question: what do you think is the most populated species in the animal kindom

    Asked by science lad to Ahmed, Francesca, George, James, Nitheen on 13 Nov 2014.
    • Photo: Francesca Paradisi

      Francesca Paradisi answered on 13 Nov 2014:

      I am quite sure is the insects!

    • Photo: James Sullivan

      James Sullivan answered on 13 Nov 2014:

      there’s 300 tonnes of insects for every tonne of human on the planet.

      and each insect weighs very little!

      there are between 10,000,000,000,000,000 and 100,000,000,000,000,000 ants on the planet

    • Photo: Nitheen Kaperi

      Nitheen Kaperi answered on 13 Nov 2014:


      James had already given a very good reason.

    • Photo: Ahmed Osman

      Ahmed Osman answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      Dear science lad,
      Thanks for this fabulous question
      Off course they are insects. More than one million different species of insects have been identified, but some experts believe that there may be as many as 30 million insect species in the world that have yet to be discovered and identified.
      At any time, it is estimated that there are some 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual insects alive.

      Hope it is clear