Entomology Quiz Questions And Answers

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Here's a fun and interesting 'entomology quiz' with questions and answers. Entomology is a branch of zoology that deals with the scientific study of insects. Do you think you know this topic very well? Will you be able to give the correct answer to every question of this quiz? Let's test your knowledge today with this awesome quiz. Take this quiz as a challenge and see how well you can score on this test. So, good luck with it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Insects that pass through the egg, larva, pupa, and adult stages in their life cycle have_________________.
    • A. 

      Incomplete metamorphosis

    • B. 

      No metamorphosis

    • C. 

      Complete metamorphosis

    • D. 

      Gradual metamorphosis

  • 2. 
    A parsley worm is in the order ______________________ and the adult turns into a_____________________.
    • A. 

      Lepidoptera, cabbage looper

    • B. 

      Coleoptera, weevil

    • C. 

      Lepidoptera, swallowtail

    • D. 

      Diptera, mosquito

  • 3. 
    Axillary sclerites form points of attachment for muscles that control the:
    • A. 

      Wings

    • B. 

      Legs

    • C. 

      Mouthparts

    • D. 

      Antennae

  • 4. 
    A ____________ is the stage of development of an insect between the immature form and the adult inholometabolous insects (those insects that go through complete metamorphosis).
    • A. 

      Pupa

    • B. 

      Third instar

    • C. 

      Subimago

    • D. 

      Larva

    • E. 

      Imago

  • 5. 
    Which structures would be found in an eruciform larva, but not in a scarabaeiform larva?
    • A. 

      Prolegs

    • B. 

      Manidibles

    • C. 

      Spiracles

    • D. 

      Ocelli

  • 6. 
    Which structure is NOT part of the head capsule of insects?
    • A. 

      Antennae

    • B. 

      Tentorium

    • C. 

      Vertex

    • D. 

      Pronotum

  • 7. 
    A legless, eyeless, vermiform larva that is approximately 5 mm in length would probably belong to what insect order?
    • A. 

      Ephemeroptera

    • B. 

      Orthoptera

    • C. 

      Odonata

    • D. 

      Siphonaptera

    • E. 

      Blattodea

  • 8. 
    In cicadas and other sucking insects, movement of liquid to the mouth results from the action of a _____.
    • A. 

      Corneal pump

    • B. 

      Corneagen cell

    • C. 

      Cibarial pump

    • D. 

      Cuticle

  • 9. 
    In centipedes, the "fangs" are what type of structure?
    • A. 

      Mandibles

    • B. 

      Modified legs

    • C. 

      Maxilla

    • D. 

      Modified mouthparts

  • 10. 
    A _______________ is the immature, aquatic stage of a dobsonfly.
    • A. 

      Hellbender

    • B. 

      Ant lion

    • C. 

      Hellgrammite

    • D. 

      Grub

  • 11. 
    If an insect's subesophageal ganglion were paralyzed, it would be unable to _________.
    • A. 

      Eat

    • B. 

      Fly

    • C. 

      Walk

    • D. 

      See

  • 12. 
    Which of these following components are not part of integrated pest management (IPM)?
    • A. 

      Biological control

    • B. 

      Application of pesticides based only on calendar dates

    • C. 

      Information on the pest's life cycle and habitat

    • D. 

      Economic thresholds

  • 13. 
    Blister beetles have what substance in their bodies that can be toxic to livestock?
    • A. 

      Serotonin

    • B. 

      Chitlin

    • C. 

      Cantharadin

    • D. 

      Resilin

  • 14. 
    The fireflies belong to which insect order?
    • A. 

      Coleoptera

    • B. 

      Diptera

    • C. 

      Neuroptera

    • D. 

      Megaloptera

  • 15. 
    Which part of the exoskeleton lies between the exocuticle and the wax layer?
    • A. 

      Procuticle

    • B. 

      Cement layer

    • C. 

      Cuticulin layer

    • D. 

      Endocuticle

  • 16. 
    The dorsal sclerite of each abdominal segment is called a _______________.
    • A. 

      Sternite

    • B. 

      Tergite

    • C. 

      Coxite

    • D. 

      Pleurite

  • 17. 
    The eastern population of monarch butterflies overwinter in ______________.
    • A. 

      Florida

    • B. 

      Central mexico

    • C. 

      Baja california

    • D. 

      Texas

  • 18. 
    ________ is the appropriate concentration of ethanol to preserve most insects.
    • A. 

      60%

    • B. 

      70%

    • C. 

      100%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 19. 
    The majority of native bees nest in what type of habitat?
    • A. 

      Flowering plants

    • B. 

      Bamboo stems

    • C. 

      Trees

    • D. 

      Soil

  • 20. 
    The order Phthiraptera contains _________________.
    • A. 

      Roaches and mantids

    • B. 

      Chewing and sucking lice

    • C. 

      Bristletails and silverfish

    • D. 

      Dragonflies and damselflies

  • 21. 
    Which structures of insects are part of the ovipositor?
    • A. 

      Paraprocts

    • B. 

      Cerci

    • C. 

      Aedeagus

    • D. 

      Valvulae

  • 22. 
    Which part of an insect's antenna articulates with its head capsule?
    • A. 

      Arista

    • B. 

      Pedicel

    • C. 

      Flagellum

    • D. 

      Scape

  • 23. 
    The eyes of caterpillars are called _______________.
    • A. 

      Tegmina

    • B. 

      Ocelli

    • C. 

      Hamuli

    • D. 

      Stemmata

  • 24. 
    The plague, or "black death," is a disease of rodents and is transmitted by the ________.
    • A. 

      Human body louse

    • B. 

      Oriental rat fleas

    • C. 

      Western tarnished plant bug

    • D. 

      Asian lady beetle

  • 25. 
    What order of insects is generally considered most important from a medical and veterinary standpoint?
    • A. 

      Pthiraptera

    • B. 

      Zoraptera

    • C. 

      Hymenoptera

    • D. 

      Diptera

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