Insect Orders Quiz: Can You Identify?

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Do you know about the different categories and orders of insects? You can take this insect orders quiz to check your knowledge about different insect orders. There are numerous insects that are categorized according to wings, metamorphosis, body parts, and several other aspects. If you have this must knowledge about insects, you can easily ace the quiz. All you need is here; just fill in the blanks with the name of the insect order, choosing from the question. The maximum correct answers will reveal your score. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which insect order is this? A. Coleoptera B. Odonata C. Diptera

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Odonata. Odonata is the insect order that includes dragonflies and damselflies. These insects are characterized by their large eyes, elongated bodies, and two pairs of transparent wings. They are known for their ability to fly swiftly and catch prey in mid-air. Odonata undergo incomplete metamorphosis, where they go through egg, nymph, and adult stages. They are found in various habitats, including freshwater environments such as ponds, lakes, and streams.

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  • 2. 

    Which insect order is this?A. ColeopteraB. LepidopteraC. Odonata 

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is Odonata. Odonata is an insect order that includes dragonflies and damselflies. These insects are characterized by their large eyes, transparent wings, and elongated bodies. They are also known for their ability to fly swiftly and catch prey in mid-air. Odonata undergo incomplete metamorphosis, meaning they do not have a distinct pupal stage like butterflies or beetles. Instead, they hatch from eggs into nymphs, which then go through a series of molts before emerging as adults.

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  • 3. 

    Which insect order is this?A. OdonataB. HymenopteraC. Diptera

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Odonata. Odonata is the insect order that includes dragonflies and damselflies. These insects are characterized by their large, elongated bodies and transparent wings. They are known for their ability to fly swiftly and capture prey in mid-air. Odonata insects are found near freshwater habitats and play a crucial role in controlling populations of other insects.

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  • 4. 

    Which insect order is this?A. OrthopteraB. HymenopteraC. Diptera

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Orthoptera. Orthoptera is an insect order that includes insects such as grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids. These insects are known for their strong hind legs that are adapted for jumping and their ability to produce sounds by rubbing their wings or legs together. They have chewing mouthparts and undergo incomplete metamorphosis, meaning they go through egg, nymph, and adult stages.

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  • 5. 

    Which insect order is this?A. OrthopteraB. OdonataC. Diptera

    Explanation
    Orthoptera is the correct answer because it is an insect order that includes various insects such as grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids. These insects are characterized by having straight wings and powerful hind legs adapted for jumping. They also have chewing mouthparts and undergo incomplete metamorphosis. Odonata refers to the order of insects that includes dragonflies and damselflies, while Diptera refers to the order of insects that includes flies and mosquitoes.

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  • 6. 

    Which insect order is this?A. ColeopteraB. OdonataC. Orthoptera

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Orthoptera. Orthoptera is an insect order that includes grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids. These insects are characterized by their strong hind legs adapted for jumping and their ability to produce sound by rubbing their wings or legs together. They are herbivorous and play important roles in ecosystems as both prey and predators.

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  • 7. 

    Which insect order is this?A. OrthopteraB. OdonataC. Coleoptera

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Orthoptera. Orthoptera is the insect order that includes grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids. These insects are known for their strong hind legs that are adapted for jumping and their ability to produce loud sounds by rubbing their wings or legs together. They are herbivorous and play important roles in ecosystems as both prey and predators.

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  • 8. 

    Which insect order is this?A. OrthopteraB. DermapteraC. Coleoptera

    Explanation
    Dermaptera is the correct answer for the given question. Dermaptera is the insect order commonly known as earwigs. They are characterized by their elongated bodies, forceps-like cerci at the end of their abdomen, and membranous wings folded underneath short forewings. They are nocturnal insects that feed on a variety of plant material and small insects.

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  • 9. 

    Which insect order is this?A. OrthopteraB. OdonataC. Dermaptera

    Explanation
    Dermaptera is the correct answer because it is the insect order that includes earwigs. Earwigs are characterized by their elongated bodies, pincers on the end of their abdomen, and the ability to fold their wings under small forewings. Orthoptera is the insect order that includes grasshoppers and crickets, while Odonata is the insect order that includes dragonflies and damselflies.

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  • 10. 

    Which insect order is this?A. LepidopteraB. DermapteraC. Diptera

    Explanation
    Dermaptera is the correct answer because it is the insect order that includes earwigs. Earwigs are characterized by their pincer-like cerci at the end of their abdomen, which distinguishes them from other insect orders. Lepidoptera is the order that includes butterflies and moths, while Diptera is the order that includes flies.

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  • 11. 

    Which insect order is this?A. OrthopteraB. HemipteraC. Coleoptera

    Explanation
    Hemiptera is the correct answer because it is an insect order that includes true bugs, such as aphids, cicadas, and leafhoppers. These insects have piercing-sucking mouthparts and usually have forewings that are partially hardened at the base and membranous at the tip. They undergo incomplete metamorphosis, meaning they go through egg, nymph, and adult stages. Some common characteristics of Hemiptera include their ability to produce a defensive odor, their ability to transmit plant diseases, and their diverse feeding habits.

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  • 12. 

    Which insect order is this?A. HymenopteraB. HemipteraC. Coleoptera

    Explanation
    Hemiptera is the correct answer because it is the insect order that includes true bugs, such as aphids, cicadas, and stink bugs. These insects have piercing-sucking mouthparts and usually have two pairs of wings, with the front pair being thickened at the base. Hemiptera insects are known for their ability to produce a wide range of sounds and their diverse feeding habits.

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  • 13. 

    Which insect order is this?A. OrthopteraB. HemipteraC. Odonata

    Explanation
    Hemiptera is the correct answer because it is an insect order that includes bugs and true bugs. These insects have piercing and sucking mouthparts and their forewings are partially hardened and partially membranous. They are known for their ability to transmit diseases and their diverse feeding habits, which range from herbivorous to predatory.

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  • 14. 

    Which insect order is this?A. OrthopteraB. HemipteraC. Homoptera

    Explanation
    Hemiptera is the correct answer because it is an insect order that includes true bugs. True bugs are characterized by their piercing-sucking mouthparts and wings that are partially hardened at the base and membranous at the tips. They also have incomplete metamorphosis, going through nymph stages before reaching adulthood. Some common examples of Hemiptera insects include aphids, cicadas, and stink bugs.

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  • 15. 

    Which insect order is this?A. ColeopteraB. HemipteraC. Odonata

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Coleoptera. Coleoptera is the insect order commonly known as beetles. They have hardened forewings called elytra, which protect their delicate hindwings. Beetles are the largest order of insects, with over 400,000 known species. They can be found in diverse habitats worldwide and have a wide range of feeding habits.

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  • 16. 

    Which insect order is this?A. HomopteraB. HemipteraC. Coleoptera

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Coleoptera. Coleoptera is the insect order commonly known as beetles. Beetles are characterized by having hardened forewings called elytra, which protect the hindwings and abdomen. They have chewing mouthparts and undergo complete metamorphosis. This order is one of the largest insect orders, with over 400,000 known species. Beetles can be found in various habitats worldwide and play important roles in ecosystems as decomposers, pollinators, and predators.

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  • 17. 

    Which insect order is this? A. Homoptera B. Hymenoptera C. Coleoptera

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Coleoptera. Coleoptera is the insect order commonly known as beetles. They are characterized by their hard outer wing covers called elytra, which protect their delicate hindwings. Beetles are one of the largest and most diverse groups of insects, with over 350,000 known species. They can be found in almost every habitat on Earth and play important roles in ecosystems as decomposers, pollinators, and predators.

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  • 18. 

    Which insect order is this? A. Homoptera B. Lepidoptera C. Coleoptera

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Coleoptera. Coleoptera is the insect order commonly known as beetles. This order is characterized by having hardened forewings called elytra, which cover and protect the hindwings. Beetles are one of the largest and most diverse groups of insects, with over 400,000 known species. They can be found in various habitats worldwide and have a wide range of feeding habits and ecological roles.

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  • 19. 

    Which insect order is this? A. Homoptera B. Lepidoptera C. Coleoptera

    Explanation
    Lepidoptera is the correct answer because it is the insect order that includes butterflies and moths. The name "Lepidoptera" refers to the scales that cover the wings of these insects. They undergo complete metamorphosis, starting as caterpillars and then transforming into adults with wings. Homoptera, on the other hand, refers to an order of insects that includes aphids, cicadas, and leafhoppers. Cleoptera is not a valid insect order.

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  • 20. 

    Which insect order is this?A. HymenopteraB. LepidopteraC. Homoptera

    Explanation
    Lepidoptera is the correct answer because it is the insect order that includes butterflies and moths. This order is characterized by having two pairs of large, scale-covered wings and a coiled proboscis for feeding. Hymenoptera is another insect order that includes bees, wasps, and ants, while Homoptera is an outdated classification that is no longer used.

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  • 21. 

    Which insect order is this? A. Lepidoptera B. Diptera C. Homoptera

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lepidoptera. Lepidoptera is the insect order that includes butterflies and moths. This order is characterized by having two pairs of wings covered in scales, a coiled proboscis for feeding, and complete metamorphosis. The other options, Diptera and Homoptera, refer to different insect orders. Diptera includes flies, while Homoptera includes insects like aphids and cicadas.

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  • 22. 

    Which insect order is this?A. HymenopteraB. LepidopteraC. Hemiptera

    Explanation
    Lepidoptera is the correct answer because it is the insect order that includes butterflies and moths. This order is characterized by having scaled wings and a coiled proboscis for feeding on nectar. Hymenoptera, on the other hand, includes insects like bees, wasps, and ants, while Hemiptera includes insects like bugs and aphids. Therefore, Lepidoptera is the correct choice for the given insect order.

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  • 23. 

    Which insect order is this?A. HymenopteraB. LepidopteraC. Homoptera

    Explanation
    Hymenoptera is the correct answer because it is an insect order that includes bees, wasps, and ants. These insects have two pairs of wings and a narrow waist. They are known for their social behavior, with many species living in colonies and exhibiting complex communication and division of labor. This order also includes important pollinators and some species that are pests or can cause harm to humans.

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  • 24. 

    Which insect order is this? A. Hymenoptera B. Odonata C. Homoptera

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hymenoptera. Hymenoptera is an insect order that includes bees, wasps, and ants. These insects have two pairs of wings and typically have a narrow waist. They are known for their diverse behaviors and ecological roles, including pollination, parasitism, and social organization.

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  • 25. 

    Which insect order is this? A. Lepidoptera B. Odonata C. Hymenoptera

    Explanation
    Hymenoptera is the correct answer because it is an insect order that includes bees, wasps, and ants. This order is characterized by having two pairs of wings, a narrow waist, and mouthparts adapted for chewing or sucking. Lepidoptera refers to butterflies and moths, Odonata refers to dragonflies and damselflies, and Homoptera refers to cicadas, aphids, and other insects with sucking mouthparts.

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  • 26. 

    Which insect order is this?A. HymenopteraB. OdonataC. Diptera

    Explanation
    Hymenoptera is the correct answer because it is an insect order that includes ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies. These insects have two pairs of wings, a narrow waist, and a stinger in females. They play important roles in pollination, pest control, and ecosystem balance.

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  • 27. 

    Which insect order is this?A. DipteraB. OdonataC. Hymenoptera

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Diptera because Diptera is the insect order that includes flies and mosquitoes. This order is characterized by having two wings, as indicated by the prefix "di" meaning two, and "ptera" meaning wings. Flies and mosquitoes are known for their ability to fly and their distinctive wing structure, which sets them apart from other insects.

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  • 28. 

    Which insect order is this?A. DipteraB. OdonataC. Lipedoptera

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Diptera. Diptera is the insect order that includes flies, mosquitoes, and gnats. This order is characterized by having only one pair of wings, with the second pair of wings modified into small, knob-like structures called halteres. These insects also have sucking or piercing mouthparts and undergo complete metamorphosis.

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  • 29. 

    Which insect order is this?A. HymenopteraB. HomopteraC. Diptera

    Explanation
    Diptera is the correct answer because it is the insect order that includes flies and mosquitoes. This order is characterized by having two wings, with the hind wings reduced to small, knob-like structures called halteres. Diptera insects also have mouthparts adapted for piercing, sucking, or lapping.

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  • 30. 

    Which insect order is this?A. HymenopteraB. OdonataC. Diptera

    Explanation
    Odonata is the correct answer because it is an insect order that includes dragonflies and damselflies. These insects are characterized by their long bodies, large eyes, and two pairs of transparent wings. They are known for their ability to fly swiftly and their predatory behavior, feeding on other insects. Odonata is distinct from the other options, Hymenoptera (which includes bees, wasps, and ants) and Diptera (which includes flies and mosquitoes), making it the correct choice for this question.

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