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Time with family and friends is always fun, but sometimes playing the same old board games repeatedly gets a bit much!.
Why not take our insect quiz and test your knowledge on some of the most interesting facts of insect life?

True or False

  1. A centipede is classified as an insect.
  2. Bats are the only flying mammals in the world.
  3. Some bats feed on blood.
  4. Dolphins and bats have something in common.
  5. Fleas cannot jump.
  6. A dragonfly’s eye consists of 20 000 small lenses.
  7. A butterfly’s taste buds are located on its feet.
  8. A dragonfly is the fastest insect on the planet?
  9. Tsetse flies attack zebras.
  10. Bees produce approx. 3000 tons of honey every day.
  11. Dung beetles navigate themselves according to the milky way.
  12. Cockroaches have exoskeletons that can withstand 100 times their body weight?

ANSWERS

  1. False they are classified as arthropods.
  2. True.
  3. True – the vampire bat
  4. True. They both use echolocation.
  5. False – they can jump a distance equal to 120-130 lengths of their own body
  6. False they can go without food for 10 years.
  7. True
  8. True can reach a speed of at least 60km per hour.
  9. False their striped colours are misleading for the flies.
  10. True
  11. True, they use the bright light from the stars to direct their way.
  12. False their bodies it can withstand 900 times their body weight!

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