Social Insects Are One of Nature's Most Successful Group of Animals


Social insects, Earth's strong little creatures, are a triumphant group of animals. It is no surprise why many people are so fascinated by their astonishing capabilities.

Seventy-five percent of all animal species are insects. Some of these species are composed of community-based insects, widely known as social insects. Social insects are known to work successfully in groups, referred to as colonies, unlike other insect types who thrive well on their own. Colonies range from hundreds, thousands, to even millions of insects working together to achieve a common goal: to accomplish specialized tasks.

Within each colony, insects undertake different roles to keep their society sustained. For instance, ants need food. They communicate and gather food by branching out.

Different subjects within the social insects' group include ants, bees, wasps, and termites, which are recognized for displaying a strong work ethic. Bees have flourished remarkably well in this department; by communicating their nectar sources through dance or food exchange, their work routine is simplified. They enhance their honey production along with pollinating flowers more efficiently.

Social insects have been widely successful in nature due to this common trait. It is no wonder they're one of nature's most successful group of animals.

 

[Sources: TheBigBugBook.Com; Wikipedia Bee Learning + Communication]

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