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Name that Bug

Guess the common names of the bugs pictured below
This quiz is not based on scientific taxonomy, duh
If at first you don't succeed, be more specific. It that doesn't work, be less specific
They are not necessarily insects
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Last updated: April 17, 2018
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First submittedJune 10, 2013
Times taken42,511
Average score80.0%
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Monarch Butterfly
Dung Beetle
Fruit Fly
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Level 46
Jun 28, 2013
The whole quiz made me cringe, but I gave up upon seeing the cockroach.
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Level 32
Jul 8, 2013
This quiz was disgusting. I feel gross and scared now :(
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Level 68
Aug 29, 2013
I am really happy that I did not recognize the earwig at all.
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Level 82
Aug 29, 2013
Seen lots of earwigs before but didn't know what they were called... only one I missed along with fruit fly.
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Level 70
Jan 3, 2020
I wet to a small town called Badger in California and camped there and there were SO many earwigs
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Level 46
Aug 29, 2013
I'm really happy it accepted "roly poly" for pill bug, because I could not for the life of me remember its real name.
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Level 54
Nov 23, 2019
And in the UK, woodlouse is what I call it.
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Level 72
Apr 5, 2023
I put "chiggiwig" which is a very localised term (couldn't remember woodlouse), and it was accepted!
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Level 44
Aug 29, 2013
It's odd not to have to name the species for anything but spiders. I know it would make the quiz ridiculously hard, but still, it's odd.
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Level 28
Aug 29, 2013
Wow, people got worked up about this quiz.
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Level 41
Dec 5, 2013
Accept slater for pill bug
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Level 32
Mar 9, 2014
Please accept hornet for wasp.
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Level 48
Apr 19, 2014
They're different animals.
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Level 60
Sep 27, 2015
Every hornet is a wasp, but not every wasp is a hornet. It's like saying to accept rat for rodent when you're being shown a picture of a rabbit. That being said, I'm not sure whether that's a hornet of some sort or a yellow-jacket in the picture (both of which are wasps).
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Level 19
May 22, 2019
@Master Kenobi

Rabbit are part of the rodentia family. They’re from the leporidae family.

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Level 48
Apr 19, 2014
What are those grasshoppers doing???
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Level 12
May 29, 2014
I'm never pressing the random quiz button again. I'm just glad crane fly wasn't in there. Still a good quiz though once you put all the horrible pics to one side.
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Level 74
Sep 29, 2018
@Aar0nC craneflies hunt mosquitoes, don't be ungrateful :P
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Level 68
Jul 26, 2019
Lol
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Level 51
Jun 16, 2014
Please accept "lawyer" for "mosquito" as both are blood-sucking parasites.
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Level 45
Jul 20, 2014
That is hilarious, except I might be a lawyer, only I plan to be a good one, not one of the ones that can be classified as blood-sucking parasites. I have far too much dignity to let that happen.
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Level 75
Feb 28, 2016
My son is an attorney and he is not a "blood-sucker". If people only realized how much pro bono work most of them do - only the greedy ones get the headlines. But in every case there is a winner and a loser, and of course the loser thinks the other party's lawyer is bad.
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Level 75
Feb 26, 2024
10 years later - I wonder if smartcookie has morphed into a blood-sucking parasite yet...
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Level 79
Feb 17, 2019
You insult my cousin.
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Level 48
Jun 27, 2014
LOL! We always called earwigs "pincer bugs" which I would think would be acceptable if you are going to accept "roly poly". I also agree that the first pic

is a millipede. Why are people so uptight about bugs & insects?

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Level 45
Jul 20, 2014
I was looking at the black widow picture and felt a brush on my heel and almost screamed my head off before I realized it was just a hair.
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Level 55
Feb 29, 2016
Oh God! I understand your terror; I would have done the same!
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Level 33
Jul 29, 2014
Missed cockroach and pill bug. I've only ever heard them referred to as sowbugs, please make that an acceptable answer!
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Level 33
Aug 25, 2014
Would have gotten the fruit fly if it was a better picture...
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Level 74
Sep 29, 2018
Like if it was photographed with a bunch of rotten fruit?
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Level 79
Dec 23, 2018
The photograph is actually of the vinegar fly, "drosophila repleta".

The common fruit fly is "drosophila melanogaster".

It looks a bit similar, but is not the same thing. A google image search shows a couple of wrongly attributed images of the vinegar fly as the fruit fly and I think this is what has gone wrong here.

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Level 33
Oct 1, 2014
here in Australia we call the black widow ; red back spiders (I'm not sure if the same thing ) but may you please add to your suggestions
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Level 73
Jan 15, 2019
they are not the same spider as the have different red markings. The black widow has the red hour glass whereas the red back has a red stripe down the middle of its back
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Level 80
Oct 6, 2014
Not pill bug --- sow bug -- that's what Canadians know them by. Add sow bug to the list.
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Level 33
Dec 23, 2018
But not everyone is Canadian
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Level 61
Mar 24, 2024
I'm Canadian. I call them Potato Bugs.
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Level 54
Feb 5, 2015
We call the so called Pill Bug a Slater in Australia.
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Level 26
May 15, 2022
then who calls them roly polys?
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Level 75
Mar 5, 2015
I have a huge garden, and I see every one of these each summer in my garden except scorpions and tarantulas. (Thank goodness.) I consider many of them friends - ladybugs, bees and wasps, praying mantises, dragonflies, and even the spiders. I could happily do without the mosquitoes, although a few catnip leaves rubbed on the skin repels them pretty well. People may find them gross but without insects to pollinate our food crops and help compost waste, we would all likely die. So next time you see one maybe say thank you instead of, 'Ew!"
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Level 71
Jul 29, 2015
The European Wasp is not native to Australia and was accidentally introduced a few years ago. It does no good and is a real menace, not only at picnics or outside dining venues etc. but is a menace to the native insects.
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Level 7
Jun 1, 2015
Can you add ticks? It's a bug, of course.
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Level 69
Oct 28, 2015
Thank god somebody else calls it a Pill Bug and not a Roly Poly.
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Level 42
Feb 28, 2016
Your Pillbug has always been a Granny Grey where i live
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Level 58
Feb 29, 2016
I think in the interests of the world you should remove the pillbug which has a gazillion different names around the world. Thank you.
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Level 68
Feb 29, 2016
Am I the minority thinking I've never seen a black cricket!? They are brown in CA.
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Level 55
Feb 29, 2016
The ones we have here in KS look like the one in the picture. They sometimes look black, but they are actually (as far I can tell--I've caught quite a good many inside and put them outside) just very dark brown. :)
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Level 20
Feb 29, 2016
I missed fruit fly. I typed simply, 'fly' hoping it would accept. Shouldn't fly be accepted?
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Level 51
Apr 20, 2016
Well, a fruit fly is not usually called simply a fly. However, since they accept general answers like "bee" and "wasp" for some of the others, you'd think so. I couldn't figure out it was a fruit fly, myself. I guess I just haven't seen them that close up.
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Level 73
Jan 15, 2019
considering the word "fly" is added underneath the picture with a blank line before it indicates that a particular kind of fly is to be given as the answer
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Level 51
Apr 20, 2016
Please accept sow bug and rollypolly. Tried both of these and wasted time, trying to think of pill bug.
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Level 30
Oct 13, 2016
Was there a specific reason you chose a picture of two grasshoppers fornicating or was that just for fun?
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Level 84
Apr 2, 2017
Maybe they're married.
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Level 62
Dec 21, 2017
I think they're wrestling
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Level 67
Nov 7, 2016
I've never heard of Pill Bug before. I've always known of it as Rolly Polly.
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Level 67
Feb 11, 2017
Being Australian I tried Red Back for the Black Widow; and Funnel Web for the Tarantula. But I got them right on my second goes. I wonder if all of the Aussies claiming that a Red Back and a Black Widow are the same have ever seen a Red Back? The Red Backs I have seen have had a single red stripe down the middle of a black back. The body is a similar shape to this black widow, but the legs are long and spindly and nothing like the black widow in this picture.
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Level 46
Feb 11, 2017
I kept trying larvae for termites because I couldn't think of em
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Level 71
Apr 18, 2018
Just recently I found out that Termites are Cockroaches that have mutated and all the termites in the world produce 11% of the Global Methane production.
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Level 74
Oct 4, 2017
Get a grip, people. It says in the description of the quiz how exact they want the answers. Also this is an on line quiz not a biology mid term. Lighten up.
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Level 30
Oct 30, 2017
I'm infuriated Rollie Pollie isn't accepted as an answer for "Pill Bug"
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Level ∞
Apr 17, 2018
If that makes you mad, I'd hate to see you in Manila traffic.
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Level 82
May 17, 2018
Manila traffic is downright meditative next to Cairo or Riyadh traffic.
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Level 40
Dec 24, 2018
I've seen people in Israel driving on the sidewalks regularly. Apparently they still think that they're in IDF military vehicles.
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Level 82
Jul 26, 2019
Again, Israel is a motorists' paradise next to Saudi Arabia or Egypt. And quite a bit better than the Philippines, too.
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Level 10
Jan 16, 2018
I may be wrong but I wrote woodlouse for that pill bug but I'm pretty sure pill bugs ≠ woodlouse? Idk tho
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Level 83
Apr 18, 2018
All pill bugs are woodlice, but not all woodlice are pill bugs, according to Wikipedia.
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Level 39
Apr 17, 2018
Disgusting quiz but I got 100% so I must know my bugs:D

I wrote slater for pill bug and it worked but otherwise I would have tried woodlouse.

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Level 33
Dec 23, 2018
Quizmaster, I want to say something, a scorpion is technically not an insect, no offence :(
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Level 74
Dec 23, 2018
This quiz isn't about insects.
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Level 65
Dec 23, 2018
Put all of them in a jar and see who comes out on top.

A cage match. I'm going with the millipede.

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Level 79
Dec 23, 2018
For those who enjoyed this quiz, here's another one like it:

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/106934/creepy-crawler-pictures

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Level 61
Dec 23, 2018
A scorpion is not really a 'bug' - which to me means insects and spiders. Weird too that specific names of the spiders and fruit fly are required but generics are accepted for other stuff. So sad that people find wild creatures 'disgusting'!
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Level 71
Feb 17, 2019
It depends on whether the scorpion is in a photo or in your bed.......... BTW a scorpion is an 'Arachnid' in with the spiders:
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Level 77
Dec 26, 2018
I got a 100% because I believe it is important to know more about your enemies than your friends.
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Level 20
Feb 17, 2019
You could have included crickets
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Level 20
Feb 17, 2019
Are you kidding me I didn't know it was a cricket.
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Level 67
May 22, 2019
Got fruit fly. Got 17/20. I hate bugs.
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Level 67
Feb 13, 2020
Okay that does not look like a cricket.
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Level 71
May 17, 2020
There are about 900 species of cricket, so to fit everyone we would have to have 900 photos in the quiz
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Level 77
Jul 31, 2020
I'm all itchy after taking this quiz.
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Level 78
Oct 5, 2021
Most unpleasant accumulation of 3 points. Not going to retake it to improve my score
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Level 26
May 15, 2022
where the ant?
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Level 70
Jan 17, 2023
Being from Reading (UK) and eternally optimistic, I tried cheeselog for woodlouse.

It didn't work, which is disappointing but not surprising. There are so many different names for this bug and many of them are hyper-local. If Quizmaster does decide to update to include more regional terms for woodlice I'd be overjoyed - even if cheeselog doesn't make the cut :)

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Level 48
Jun 22, 2023
It took so much effort to complete this before clicking off; I am not a fan of bugs
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Level 67
Aug 22, 2023
With the exception of butterfly and a couple others these are all disgusting I hate them. Officially my least favorite Jetpunk quiz
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Level 79
Nov 18, 2023
this is a great quiz. it's really got me humanizing these creatures. they are all valid forms of life that are not inherently disgusting or foul or frightening. it's wild that they exist at all.