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Insect Knowledge #2

Can you answer these random trivia questions about insects?
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Last updated: September 13, 2018
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First submittedJanuary 20, 2018
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What type of bee is capable of laying eggs?
Queen
What is the plural of louse?
Lice
What insects are known by the scientific name Formicidae?
Ants
What flower product do bees convert into honey?
Nectar
What word, starting with H, refers to the largest type of wasps?
Hornet
What is the name for the study of insects?
Entomology
What do bed bugs eat?
Blood
What "royal" orange and black butterfly is probably the most
well-known butterfly in North America?
Monarch Butterfly
What beetle, named for Biblical character, is thought to be the world's heaviest insect?
Goliath Beetle
What type of beetle eats excrement and sometimes rolls it into balls?
Dung Beetle
What type of ants are so-named because their sting is as painful as being shot?
Bullet Ant
Who battled a giant moth named "Mothra"?
Godzilla
What word, starting with E, refers to the hard external "shell" of an insect?
Exoskeleton
What type of eye, composed of thousands of photoreceptive sensors, do insects have?
Compound Eye
What fictional cricket was Pinocchio's "conscience"?
Jiminy Cricket
In what country do people eat "Escamol", a dish made of ant larvae?
Mexico
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Level 85
Jan 20, 2018
I think it's the sting, rather than the bite, of the bullet ant that earns it its name.
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Level ∞
Jan 20, 2018
Fixed
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Level 86
Jan 20, 2018
Another heresy, ticks are arachnids not insects. That question must be replaced. Also, a mistake that was already done in another quiz, the chrysalis is the nymph, not its cocoon.
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Level 84
Jan 20, 2018
Yup, ticks have two too many legs. Not as wrong as the millipede question, though!
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Level 86
Jan 20, 2018
It's not just about the legs. I don't really like to nitpick (or tickpick?), but the inaccuracy about insects and the other arthropods really annoys me.
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Level ∞
Jan 20, 2018
Well this quiz just got two questions shorter.
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Level 86
Jan 21, 2018
The chrysalis question needn't be removed.
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Level ∞
Jan 22, 2018
I read the Wikipedia article and it seemed complicated so I just removed the question. I wasn't really sure what your objection was.
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Level 86
Jan 22, 2018
I just said that the nymph/chrysalis/pupa is the insect, but the cocoon is only its silky envelope.
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Level 69
Jan 21, 2018
Hiya ~ I think you meant the word "thousand" to be plural in the question for compound eye. And I really enjoyed these insect quizzes! I was afraid they'd be too tough, but they were very accessible while still making me stretch my brain a bit and teaching me a coupla new factoids. Thanks!
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Level ∞
Jan 22, 2018
Added the missing "s"
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Level 64
Mar 16, 2018
man people are fervent about their insect knowledge
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Level 56
Nov 8, 2018
puzzled, I started naming species of bee before realising the obvious solution
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Level 54
Nov 10, 2018
I don't think they serve ant larvae at Taco Bell
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Level 82
Nov 12, 2018
Well we weren't going to tell you but now that you mention it...
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Level 87
Sep 7, 2020
Don't bees also use Pollen to make honey?
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Level 45
Nov 7, 2021
Flowers use bees to spread pollen, and attract them with their sweet nectar
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Level 45
Nov 7, 2021
manflesh! it should be an alternate answer to what bedbugs eat (LOTR)
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Level 31
Aug 19, 2022
I could only think of elytra or elytron, "exoskeleton" didn't even cross my mind
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Level 55
Jan 26, 2023
I'm not sure Jiminy Cricket and Godzilla are insect knowledge lol