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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 is the longest insect in the world ?

Grasshoper
Stick insect
Leafcutter ant
Flea beetles

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Stick insects are among the best camouflaged of all creatures, with a body shape that mimics the branches of their home. They're typically brown, black, or green, with stick-shaped bodies that help them blend in as they perch on twigs and branches. In 2008, a newly discovered stick insect species from Borneo broke the record for longest insect. The Chan's megastick, Phobaeticus chain, measures an incredible 22 inches with legs extended, with a body length of 14 inches.

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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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What are the three parts of an insect's body ?

head, thorax, abdomen
head, abdomen, tail
body, wings, legs
head, wings, tail


Insects have jointed bodies divided into three segments: the head, thorax and abdomen

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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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Which is the fastest insect in the world ?

Firefly
Dragonfly
Fly
Ladybird

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The dragonfly can fly up to 97 km an hour. It a long-bodied predatory insect with two pairs of large transparent wings that are spread out sideways at rest. Dragonflies are important predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, wasps, and very rarely butterflies. They are usually found around marshes, lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic.

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How many legs do insects have ?

4
6
8
10


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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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