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1 Froggatt, Walter, Australian Insects, (Sydney: William Brooks and Company, Ltd., 1907)
2 Picker, Mike and Griffiths, Charles, Insects of South Africa, (Cape Town, South Africa:Struik Nature, 2015)
3 Swain, Ralph, The Insect Guide, (Garden City, New York, 1957)
4 The Creation Evolution Digest
5 Ibid.
6 Froggatt, Walter, Australian Insects, (Sydney: William Brooks and Company, Ltd., 1907)
7 The Creation Evolution Digest
8 Froggatt, Walter, Australian Insects, (Sydney: William Brooks and Company, Ltd., 1907)
9 http:/reducing-suffering.org/approximate-mass-of-a-typical-bug/
10 Ibid.
11 The Creation Evolution Digest
12 top 14
15 Gibbons, Bob,Field Guide to Insects of Britain and Northern Europe, (Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England: Crowood Press, 1995)
16 Swain, Ralph, The Insect Guide, (Garden City, New York, 1957)
17 Froggatt, Walter, Australian Insects, (Sydney: William Brooks and Company, Ltd., 1907)
18 Pomona College Journal of Entomology, Volumes III and IV 1911-1912 (Claremont, California, U. S. A.:Department of Zoology of Pomona
     College)
19 The Creation Evolution Digest
20 to 21
22 https://www.moorhen.me.uk/weightsofinsects.htm
23 The Creation Evolution Digest
24 to 25 Ibid.
26 http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/bee
27 Ibid.
28 Eaton, Eric and Kaufman, Kenn, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, (New York, New York: Hillstar Editions, L.C., 2007)
29 Gibbons, Bob, Field Guide to Insects of Britain and Northern Europe, (Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England: Crowood Press, 1995)
30 Ibid.
31 Evans, Arthur, Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, (New York, New York: Sterling Publishing Co., 2008)
32 to 33 Ibid.
34 Froggatt, Walter, Australian Insects, (Sydney: William Brooks and Company, Ltd., 1907)
35 to 36 Ibid.
37 http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/beetleABOUT
38 Martins, Dino, Insects of East Africa, (Cape Town,South Africa: Struik Nature, 2015)
39 http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/goliath_beetle_facts/278/
40 http://www.coleoptera.org/p888.htm
41 http://www.naturalworlds.org/scarabaeidae/species/Dynastes_hercules.htm
42 http://epiccreature.blogspot.com/2011/05/hercules-beetle.html
43 http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/beetleABOUT
44 The Creation Evolution Digest
45 to 64 Ibid.
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Notes:
1. The number of species of insects is estimated from 2 to 10 million with about one million named.
2. Insect weight information is very sparse on the internet and references. Size information is more common especially for the larger insects. Size information from references where copyrights are still active was restricted to levels that will not constitute violation of copyrights.
3. Measurements were taken on numerous dried insects from around the world. Areas included Southeast and Central Asia, Indonesia, North, Central and South America, Africa, and the Ukraine.
4. Dimensions from references included North and South America, Britain and Northern Europe, Australia, and South and Southeast Africa.
5. Because of the lack of weight information available, insects were captured, dimensions scaled, and live weights determined using a Superior Mini Digital Platform Scale I-2000 with stated accuracy of 0.01 g for the weight range used. The insects were also photographed and then released. These weights were utilized along with some weights from the internet to make weight estimates by constructing curves of weights versus lengths for different types of insects (bugs, beetles, grasshoppers, wasps, etc.).
6. Size information abbreviations are as follows:
bl body length from tip of head to tip of abdomen excluding protrusions (antennas, caudal filaments, etc.)
bw - body width at widest location or thorax if specified
ws wingspan measured at the forewings
7. Weights in the Adult Ave. Wt. Used column:
a. Where size or weight ranges were given in references, the average of the given sizes or weights were used to estimate the weights as indicated by a in the table.
b. Where maximum sizes or weights only were given, 75 percent of the maximum sizes or weights were used as indicated by f.
c. When bl, bw, undefined length or ws were available without weight information, weights where estimated based on the information available from other insects as indicated by e in the table.
d. Because of the small sample size of around 620 from millions, weights for some of the larger insects were not included in the calculations as this would unbalance the sample. These eliminations are indicated by q in the table.
8. There can be considerable variation in weights within a species.
    Table 5a is intended to provide a reasonable estimate of the average weight of insects living today.  This table has 12 pages.  From the last page, the average weight estimate is 0.001 lb  (0.45 g).  This estimate is probably on the high side.   The number of insect species is unknown but in the millions possible as much as 10 million.  For this study 8 million will be assumed.