Insect Quiz 3

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Poison Arrow Leaf Beetle Larva

Part 3 of Insects – Gruesome Insect Facts… What do you know?
Test your knowledge of insect’s most horrible behavior with this quick quiz.

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

 

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Larva of Poison Arrow Leaf Beetle (Diamphidia vittatipennis) covered with its own faeces. Image credit: berniedup, (CC BY-SA 2.0)




True or False?

1. A cockroach can live for years without its head.

 True

 False

2. Twisted-wing parasite larvae eat their mom!

 True

 False

3. Female praying mantises always eat their mates.

 True

 False

4. Honey bees have hairy eyeballs.

 True

 False

5. In some parts of the world, army ants are used to close wounds.

 True

 False

6. Some caterpillars disguise themselves as bird poop.

 True

 False

7. House flies never poop.

 True

 False

8. Leaf beetle larvae have turd shields.

 True

 False

9. Assassin bugs suck the insides of their prey.

 True

 False

10. Voodoo wasps turn caterpillars into their bodyguards.

 True

 False




Answers to the insect quiz:

1. False. However a cockroach can live for a few weeks without its head.
2. True.
3. False. Female praying mantises often eat their mates, but not always.
4. True.
5. True.
6. True.
7. False. House flies poop constantly.
8. True.
9. True.
10. True.

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