jack asked in TravelOther - Destinations · 2 months ago

Why are cold regions like Antarctica or Arctic free of bugs?

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  • Mog
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    There are some bugs there. Antarctic midge. These animals are the only true insects native to Antarctica, and they have the smallest genome ever sequenced. The Antarctic midge is a simple insect: no wings, a slender black body and an adult life span of not much more than a week. 

    The woolly bear caterpillar of the Arctic has the longest life-cycle of any butterfly or moth. It can take up to 14 years to get from the egg to the final moth. 

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