10 most difficult entomology riddlesInsects quiz
Which of the following predators does not suck the fluids out of its victim's body?
all of the above
The praying mantis chews its victims in a manner similar to the way mammals do; however, its jaws close sideways, and not from the top or bottom like mammals' mouths. Mantis always eats the head first.
These ants bite off and collect leaf pieces. What for?
they will grow mushrooms on them
they will feed them to larva
they will expand their anthill with it
they're converting a tree to a new anthill
South American Atta ants use leaves to prepare their food. They chew them first and then grow mushrooms on it.
How do Japanese honey bees defend themselves from Japanese giant hornets?
they bite their eyes off
they sink them
they overheat them
they squeeze their reproductive organs
As a hornet enters the hive, a mob of hundreds of honey bees surrounds it in a ball, completely covering it and preventing it from reacting effectively. The bees violently vibrate their flight muscles in much the same way as they do to heat the hive in cold conditions. This raises the temperature in the ball to the critical temperature of 46 °C.
What's the name of this parasite?
Bed bugs were largely eradicated in the 40s of the last century. However, they have increased in prevalence since 1990s, likely due to pesticide resistance, governmental bans on effective pesticides, and international travel.
The honeydew honey is a dark, strong type of honey. What is honeydew?
Sticky liquid from cones
Sap flowing from plant on sunny days
Nectar dissolved in dew
Secretion of aphids
Honeydew is a sugar-rich sticky liquid, secreted by aphids as they feed on plant sap. When their mouthpart penetrates the phloem, the sugary, high-pressure liquid is forced out of the anus of the aphid. Honeydew is then collected by honey bees.