Insect Quiz 2

Insect Quiz 2

Part 2 of Insects – What do you know?
Test your knowledge of insect’s strange behavior with this quick quiz.

(You can find out more here: Interesting Facts About Insects – Top 10 Incredible Insect Facts!)

 

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Praying Mantis. Stared into the camera and cocked its head. Image credit: Joi/(CC BY 2.0)




True or False?

1. Honeybees can remember human faces.

 True

 False

2. A giant weta can weigh more than a house sparrow.

 True

 False

3. A flea can cover a distance of 22 times its own body length in just one leap.

 True

 False

4. The mandibles of a titan beetle can cut through steel the width of a pencil.

 True

 False

5. Bombardier beetles spray a mixture of chemicals from their antennae.

 True

 False

6. North American termite soldiers spray harmful chemicals with fontanellar guns.

 True

 False

7. Praying mantises can turn their head up to 180 degrees.

 True

 False

8. A dragonfly called the global skimmer has been recorded crossing the Indian Ocean from Southern India to Africa and then back again, covering a total distance of 11,000 miles.

 True

 False

9. Female aphids can reproduce even when there are no males around.

 True

 False

10. Rhinoceros beetles can lift up to 850 times their own weight.

 True

 False




Answers to the insect quiz:

1. True.
2. True.
3. True.
4. False. However, the mandibles of a titan beetle can cut through a pencil.
5. False. Bombardier beetles spray a mixture of chemicals from their abdomens.
6. True.
7. True.
8. True.
9. True.
10. True.

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