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Insects

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The three jointed parts of an insect Click to show or hide the answer
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Insect life–cycle Click to show or hide the answer
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Larval stage of a butterfly or moth Click to show or hide the answer
Pupal stage of a butterfly or moth Click to show or hide the answer

The three types of adult honey bee Click to show or hide the answer
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Male bee whose only function is to mate with the queen Click to show or hide the answer
Secreted from the heads of worker bees; fed to young bees to make them queens (all young bees eat it, but queens–to–be don't eat anything else) Click to show or hide the answer
Queen bee mates Click to show or hide the answer

Wings of a flea Click to show or hide the answer
Wings of a fly Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Wings of a bee Click to show or hide the answer
Eyes of a bee Click to show or hide the answer
Eyes of a spider (usually – i.e. most species) Click to show or hide the answer
Performs a waggle dance (to tell others where there is a source of nectar and pollen, or water, or a nesting site) Click to show or hide the answer
Cotton pest – named after the cotton seed case, on which it feeds Click to show or hide the answer
Butterfly whose name is also an obsolete name for the chemical element sulphur Click to show or hide the answer
Known in the USA as the Mourning Cloak; British name comes from the location in London where it was first observed in 1748 – almost certainly having come on a ship from Scandinavia Click to show or hide the answer
Order of insects with the most species Click to show or hide the answer
Potato pest, identified in the USA in 1824, with distinctive black and yellow stripes; introduced to Europe during World War II but successfully excluded from the UK and Ireland (to date) Click to show or hide the answer
Butterfly with the same name as a punctuation mark Click to show or hide the answer
Name given to an insect's eye (made up of many independent photoreceptive units) Click to show or hide the answer
Butterfly named after a metal – from the colour of its wings Click to show or hide the answer
Beetles' wing covers Click to show or hide the answer
Butterflies' taste buds are on their Click to show or hide the answer
Insect whose young are sheltered in "cuckoo spit" (a.k.a. spittle insect, spittlebug) Click to show or hide the answer
Drosophila melanogaster – used in genetic experiments – common name Click to show or hide the answer
Sugar–rich, sticky liquid secreted by aphids and some other insects – "milked" by ants whose presence protects the aphids from predators Click to show or hide the answer
Mosquitos lay their eggs Click to show or hide the answer
Larva of the cranefly (daddy–long–legs) Click to show or hide the answer
Acted on by an oxidising agent to produce luminosity in fireflies Click to show or hide the answer
Diet of the silkworm caterpillar Click to show or hide the answer
Produced by the larva of the gall wasp Click to show or hide the answer
Used by an insect to lay its eggs Click to show or hide the answer
Stage in insect life cycle that can be a chrysalis (butterflies) or cocoon (moths) Click to show or hide the answer
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Gossamer is produced by Click to show or hide the answer
Vents in the sides of an insect's body, through which it breathes Click to show or hide the answer
A decapitated cockroach will usually die of Click to show or hide the answer
 Venomous spider, named after an Italian city (Taranto) Click to show or hide the answer
Common name for the pupa of a mosquito, because of the action it uses when swimming – also a type of drinking glass Click to show or hide the answer
Common name for Micronecta scholtzi – named as the loudest animal on Earth relative to its body size, for the noise that the male makes by rubbing its penis against its abdomen in courtship display Click to show or hide the answer
"Superfamily" of beetles – known as "snout beetles" because of the shape of their heads Click to show or hide the answer

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