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Quiz about North American Insects
Quiz about North American Insects

North American Insects Trivia Quiz


This is a quiz about insects found in North America.

A multiple-choice quiz by Morrigan716. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Morrigan716
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
54,303
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
3334
Last 3 plays: Guest 142 (8/10), caparica (8/10), Guest 173 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which butterfly is often mistaken for a Monarch but it is not poisonous to the birds that eat it? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which of the following moths is pink and yellow? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which of the following has pincerlike mouthparts? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What is a weevil also known as? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. 'Bombus americanus' is the scientific name for which insect? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Is there a wasp called a cicada killer?


Question 7 of 10
7. Which group of flies is the most aggressive? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which insect is more often heard than seen? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which insect conceals itself in a white substance, commonly known as 'snake spit'? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Contrary to folklore, these insects are vegetarians or scavengers that do no harm, although they can pinch sharply if handled. Hint



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Apr 23 2024 : caparica: 8/10
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which butterfly is often mistaken for a Monarch but it is not poisonous to the birds that eat it?

Answer: Viceroy

Both are often avoided by predators.
2. Which of the following moths is pink and yellow?

Answer: Rosy Maple Moth

The rosy maple moth is a member of the royal moth family.
3. Which of the following has pincerlike mouthparts?

Answer: Stag Beetle

They are often found near lights where they can find moths to eat.
4. What is a weevil also known as?

Answer: Snout Beetle

Most adults have a long, thin snout with chewing mouthparts at the end.
5. 'Bombus americanus' is the scientific name for which insect?

Answer: Common Bumblebee

Buzzzzzzzz.
6. Is there a wasp called a cicada killer?

Answer: Yes

Sphecius speciosus does exactly that: it kills cicadas. They are also called sand hornets.
7. Which group of flies is the most aggressive?

Answer: Short-horned Flies

Horseflies, robber flies, and deer flies belong to this group.
8. Which insect is more often heard than seen?

Answer: Cricket

They produce sounds by rubbing their wings together.
9. Which insect conceals itself in a white substance, commonly known as 'snake spit'?

Answer: Spittlebug

10. Contrary to folklore, these insects are vegetarians or scavengers that do no harm, although they can pinch sharply if handled.

Answer: Earwigs

They don't really creep into the ears of sleeping people.
Source: Author Morrigan716

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