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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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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 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 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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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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How many legs do insects have ?

4
6
8
10


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Which insect gets its name from its larvaeā€™s habit of feeding on the gunk in your bathroom plumbing ?

Pipe fly
Drain fly
Stink bug
Mildew wasp


Drain flies, also known as moth flies, also like to live in compost bins, which are humid and full of decaying matter.

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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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