The Ultimate Insects Quiz

How well do you know your creepy crawlies? Insects are all around us in their trillions, but how many species do you actually know? Let’s see if you’re an insect expert or novice. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some bug-tastic quizzing.

Round 1

1 – What is the name of someone who studies insects?

2 – What is the name for the fear of spiders?

3 – What were the first-ever insects to be sent to space?

4 – In Spanish, they are known as ‘Cucaracha’ what are they?

5 – All arachnids have how many legs?

6 – What is the average lifespan of a bumblebee in months – 1, 6 or 12?

7 – Which insects are the strongest?

8 – Of all the species in the world, what percent are insects – 10%, 50% or 80%?

9 – What is the largest butterfly in the UK?

10 – How many legs do insects have?

Round 2

1 – What is the name for the fear of insects?

2 – Mites and Ticks are part of which arthropod group?

3 – How many years on average do Splendour beetles live – 25, 50 or 75?

4 – What’s the most common butterfly in the UK?

5 – Which order of insects contains the most species?

6 – Which group of insects eat and destroy wood?

7 – What insect eats its mate after mating?

8 – Whiteflies mainly eat which type of leaves?

9 – What two colours are milkweed bugs?

10 – What is the only insect that can turn its head 180 degrees?

Round 3

1 – Lepidopterophobia is the name for the fear of what?

2 – What insects invaded the court at Wimbledon in 2018?

3 – What is the loudest insect in the world?

4 – What Was the Biggest Insect That Ever Lived?

5 – Which insects have a lifespan of just 24 hours?

6 – Which insects are carriers of malaria?

7 – Which insects are considered good luck across Asia & Europe?

8 – In English tradition, you’ll come into money if which insect crawls across your palm?

9 – Which insects produce a substance called royal jelly?

10 – In Japanese folklore, which insects represent the souls of people?

Round 4

1 – How many eyes do Caterpillars have?

2 – How many species of dragonfly are found in the UK – 1, 36 or 360?

3 – Which flying insects taste with their feet?

4 – What do Ladybirds sometimes do to avoid predators?

5 – Greater water boatmen breathe through what body part?

6 – What are the three parts that make up an insect’s body?

7 – What sweet fluid do ants often eat/drink?

8 – What do grasshoppers turn into when food is scarce?

9 – An old superstition says which insect crawling across your shoe is a sign of death to come?

10 – Males of which insects use their long necks to fight each other?

Round 5 – True or False

1 – Atopodophobia is the fear of Caterpillars – True or False?

2 – Scorpions are a type of Arachnid – True or False?

3 – There are over 2 million species of insect identified in the world – True or False?

4 – Helminthophobia is the fear of Worms – True or False?

5 – Ants can live for 50 years – True or False?

6 – Spiders aren’t insects – True or False?

7 – Faraophobia is the fear of Crickets – True or False?

8 – Black Ladybirds are poisonous and can kill a human – True or False?

9 – Queen Termites can live for 50+ years – True or False?

10 – Spotophobia is the fear of Ladybirds – True or False?




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Claire Roach is a professional quizzer, gamer and developer who turned her passion for knowledge into a hub for FREE quizzes!

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