10 most difficult entomology riddlesEntomology quiz
How long does the queen bee live?
up to 40 days
up to 8 months
up to 2 years
up to 6 years
Queen bee is naturally capable of living up to 6 years. However, in modern beekeeping the replacement of mothers takes place every approximately 2 years.
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.
Whats the name of the biggest moth in the world ?
Morgan's sphinx moth
The Atlas moth is one of the largest lepidopterans with a wingspan measuring between 25–30 cm (9.8–11.8 in) and a wing surface area of about 400 cm^2 (62 in^2). Attacus atlas, the Atlas moth, is a large saturniid moth endemic to the forests of Asia. The species was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae.