What Do You Know About Butterflies?

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What Do You Know About Butterflies? - Quiz

Everyone's favourite insect. Well, maybe not everyone, but you catch the drift. As ubiquitous as they are, not a lot of people know a lot about butterflies. Where do you stand?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Butterflies belong to the order?

    • A.

      Lepidoptera

    • B.

      Lapacities

    • C.

      Moradiores

    • D.

      Naetiches

    Correct Answer
    A. Lepidoptera
    Explanation
    Lepidoptera is the correct answer because it is the scientific order to which butterflies belong. Lepidoptera includes butterflies and moths, and is characterized by their unique wing structure and scale-covered bodies. The other options, Lapacities, Moradiores, and Naetiches, are not valid scientific orders and do not pertain to butterflies.

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  • 2. 

    The only insects that have scaly wings are butterflies and?

    • A.

      Cockroaches

    • B.

      Flies

    • C.

      Moths

    • D.

      Caterpillars

    Correct Answer
    C. Moths
    Explanation
    Moths are the only insects, along with butterflies, that have scaly wings. Unlike other insects, such as cockroaches and flies, moths and butterflies have tiny scales covering their wings, which give them their distinctive appearance. These scales are responsible for the vibrant colors and patterns seen on their wings. Caterpillars, on the other hand, are the larval stage of moths and butterflies and do not have wings.

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  • 3. 

    The lifespan of the  Vanessa cardui butterfly specie is?

    • A.

      3 months

    • B.

      2 years

    • C.

      6 months

    • D.

      12 months

    Correct Answer
    D. 12 months
    Explanation
    The lifespan of the Vanessa cardui butterfly species is 12 months. This means that from the time they emerge as adults from their pupae, they can live for a year. This lifespan allows them to go through multiple generations within a single year, as they go through the stages of egg, larva, pupa, and adult. This longer lifespan also gives them more time to mate, lay eggs, and continue the life cycle of their species.

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  • 4. 

    At the end of a butterfly's antennae is a?

    • A.

      Parch

    • B.

      Dot

    • C.

      Bulb

    • D.

      Speck

    Correct Answer
    C. Bulb
    Explanation
    At the end of a butterfly's antennae is a bulb. The bulb is a specialized structure that contains sensory cells, allowing the butterfly to detect various stimuli in its environment. These sensory cells help the butterfly navigate, find food, and communicate with other butterflies. The bulb also plays a role in detecting pheromones, which are chemical signals used for mating and marking territories. Overall, the bulb at the end of a butterfly's antennae is an essential sensory organ that helps the butterfly survive and thrive in its surroundings.

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  • 5. 

    Butterflies contribute to the ecosystem through?

    • A.

      Weeding

    • B.

      Budding

    • C.

      Pollination

    • D.

      Planting

    Correct Answer
    C. Pollination
    Explanation
    Butterflies contribute to the ecosystem through pollination. They are important pollinators as they transfer pollen from one flower to another, aiding in the fertilization and reproduction of plants. This process is crucial for the production of fruits, seeds, and new plants, ensuring the survival and diversity of plant species. Butterflies are attracted to flowers for nectar, and as they feed, they inadvertently pick up and transfer pollen on their bodies. This interaction between butterflies and flowers plays a vital role in maintaining the balance and health of ecosystems.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these is a specie of butterfly?

    • A.

      Pipevine Swallowtail

    • B.

      Lifetail

    • C.

      Venusi

    • D.

      Cradine Soot

    Correct Answer
    A. Pipevine Swallowtail
    Explanation
    Pipevine Swallowtail is a species of butterfly.

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  • 7. 

    The antennae of a butterfly consists of a long?

    • A.

      Point

    • B.

      Scale

    • C.

      Tail

    • D.

      Shaft

    Correct Answer
    D. Shaft
    Explanation
    The antennae of a butterfly consist of a long shaft. This shaft is the main structure of the antennae and provides support and flexibility. It allows the butterfly to detect and sense its surroundings by capturing vibrations and chemical signals in the air. The shaft also serves as a pathway for sensory nerves, enabling the butterfly to receive and process information from its environment.

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  • 8. 

    A specie of butterfly which is poisonous as an adult is the?

    • A.

      Monarch

    • B.

      Ruler

    • C.

      Drone

    • D.

      Queen

    Correct Answer
    A. Monarch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Monarch. Monarch butterflies are known for their bright orange coloration, which serves as a warning to predators that they are toxic. As adults, Monarchs feed on milkweed plants, which contain toxins that make the butterflies poisonous. This toxicity helps protect them from being eaten by birds and other predators. The other options, Ruler, Drone, and Queen, do not refer to butterfly species and are therefore not the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    A specie of butterfly that eat poisonous plants at the caterpillar stage is the?

    • A.

      Pipe Swallowvine

    • B.

      Pipevine Swallowtail

    • C.

      Vine Swallow

    • D.

      Pipe Swalow

    Correct Answer
    B. Pipevine Swallowtail
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pipevine Swallowtail. This species of butterfly is known to eat poisonous plants during their caterpillar stage.

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  • 10. 

    Butterflies belong to the phylum?

    • A.

      Arthropoda

    • B.

      Class

    • C.

      Mammalis

    • D.

      Vertebrata

    Correct Answer
    A. Arthropoda
    Explanation
    Butterflies belong to the phylum Arthropoda because they possess jointed legs and an exoskeleton, which are characteristic features of arthropods. Arthropods are a diverse group of invertebrates that also includes insects, spiders, and crustaceans. This classification is based on their structural characteristics and evolutionary relationships. Butterflies specifically belong to the class Insecta within the phylum Arthropoda.

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