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Date: Around 1993


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Why do insects lay so many eggs?



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Animals have two ways to make sure that they leave offspring in the world, so that their genes survive. One is to have few children and care for each one intensely (humans do that). The other is to have huge numbers of offspring, so that even though many die enough survive. That is what insects do. Most of those eggs, or the larvae they give birth to, will die in one way or another, so there have to be many of them.

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