Tiny carnivores are weasels. In captivity, they can survive 6 years; in the wild, 1-2. They make up for their short lives by having 3 litters of 13 kits per year.


Adult dragonflies live only 4-6 months. Their lives are typically cut short by high winds and predators including spiders, lizards, birds, and frogs.

Labord's Chameleon

They survive 4 to 5 months after hatching. November hatches and January matures. Labord's chameleon is the shortest-lived tetrapod.

In the summer, they live 5-6 weeks but 5 months or longer in the winter. Male drone bees suffer. When resources are few, unsuccessful mates are killed or ejected.


House Fly

Even in hot conditions and ideal settings, house flies only last a month. In houses with plenty of food, flies can live 30 days. Females can lay 5-6 eggs in their lifetime.


An ant colony can last for years, but not all individuals do. Male drone and female worker ants have shorter lifespans than queens.

Indianmeal Moth

Adult Indianmeal moths live 1 to 2 weeks. Depending on the climate and temperature, their total existence can be one month.


The mosquito lifecycle lasts 4 to 30 days, with pupae becoming adults in 2-3 days. Male mosquitoes live 6 to 10 days as adults, shorter than females.

 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

The average lifespan of these birds is only 3–5 years. Isolated migrants from the Gulf of Mexico only form monogamous couples.

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