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What is the percentage of insects in total animals in the world ?

40 percent
52 percent
65 percent
80 percent


Insects make up approximately 80 percent of the total number of animals on Earth.

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Which of these is an insect ?

Spider
Shrimp
Grasshopper
Mite


Spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks, centipedes, trilobites, shrimp, crabs and lobsters are all arthropods, but they don't belong to the class Insecta.

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The study of insects is called as

Insectology
Paleontology
Etymology
Entomology


It is the scientific study of insects, a branch of arthropodology.

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Which of the given body part do insects not have in common with humans ?

Heart
Lungs
Esophagus
Nerves


Although insects breathe air, they don't have lungs. Instead, a system of branching air tubes, or tracheae, reaches all parts of the body. Air enters through openings called spiracles.

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What percentage of insects are harmful to plants and animals ?

0.15
0.07
0.02
0.0025


Around 2 percent of all insect species are harmful; but among them, they can cause major crop damage and spread serious diseases.

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Which flying insect only has 2 wings ?

Ladybird
Butterfly
Fly
Bumble Bee


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Which female insect sometimes eats the male ?

Mantis
Cockroach
Grasshopper
Fly

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It is a slender predatory insect related to the cockroach. It waits motionless for prey with its large spiky forelegs folded like hands in prayer. It holds its prehensile front legs while waiting to make a kill.

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Which is the largest insect in the world ?

Cockroaches
Earwigs
Beetles
Mayflies


These are the largest insects on Earth, if measured in terms of size, bulk and weight. The Goliath beetle is up to 11cm long and 100 grams in weight. The females range from a dark brown to silky white, but the males are normally brown/white/black or black/white.

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Which insect can live without its head for one week ?

Cockroach
Mosquito
Stick insect
Fly


The cockroach can also live without food for a month.

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Carpet beetles like to eat which of the following?

Synthetic carpet fibers
Crumbs from wheat-based food
Strands of hair
Decaying plant matter


Carpet beetles like to dine on wool, feathers, hair, dead insects and even toenail clippings. They were more notorious as destructive in the era when carpets were made from wool, rather than the synthetic materials commonly used today.

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