Insect Diversity

There are more than 1,000,000 different kinds (species) of insects known in the world.   About 7,000 new species are found each year.   Entomologists estimate there may be as many as 10 million undiscovered insect species.

There are 21,000 insect species in Nebraska, and only 84 species of mammals…that’s 250 times more different kinds of insects than mammals.