10 most difficult insects riddles A list of insects related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Nature quiz What color is praying mantis male?Changes color for camouflage. Some species in Africa and Australia are able to turn black after a molt following a fire in the region to blend in with the fire ravaged landscape.very hard 30% always greenalways green11%always tanalways tan23%changes color for camouflagechanges color for camouflage30%green when young; tan when oldgreen when young; tan when old35%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4482 answers in 2 languages »colors riddles » Which adjective describes the bark beetle?Xylophagous. Xylophagy is a term used in ecology to describe the habits of an animal whose diet consists of wood. The word derives from Greek xylon "wood" (similarly to xylophone)very hard 35% xylophagousxylophagous35%saprophagoussaprophagous31%geophagousgeophagous14%oligophagousoligophagous18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4939 answers in 2 languages »ecology riddles » Which of the following predators does not suck the fluids out of its victim's body?Mantis. 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.very hard 37% scorpionscorpion21%mantismantis37%tarantulatarantula8%all of the aboveall of the above32%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 5743 answers in 2 languages »entomology riddles » Which animal order has the most species?Coleoptera (beetles). Almost 25% of all known types of animal life-forms are beetles. About 40% of all described insect species are beetles (about 400,000 species), and new species are discovered frequently. It is widely accepted that the total number of all beetles species (including the undescribed ones) is higher than one million. hard 42% Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)31%Diptera (flies)Diptera (flies)17%Coleoptera (beetles)Coleoptera (beetles)42%rodentsrodents8%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5948 answers in 2 languages »zoology riddles » When an ant walks, how many of its legs touch the ground?Three. Most insects adopt a tripedal gait in which they walk with their legs touching the ground in alternating triangleshard 46% oneone5%twotwo21%threethree46%fourfour26%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6914 answers in 4 languages »animals riddles » Which disease does tsetse fly transmit?Sleeping sickness. There are 23 species of tsetse flies, that inhabit much of mid-continental Africa between the Sahara and the Kalahari deserts. The tsetse fly serves as both a host and vector for the trypanosome parasiteshard 48% malariamalaria34%yellow feveryellow fever11%bubonic plaguebubonic plague6%sleeping sicknesssleeping sickness48%Created by: brainy. Statistics based on 13519 answers in 2 languages »animals of East Africa riddles » How many wings does a bee have?4. All insects have none, two or four wings. Some extinct insects had an additional pair of winglets attached to the first segment of the thorax, for a total of three pairs.hard 51% 001%2244%4451%662%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8103 answers in 2 languages »nature riddles » What is happening here?A wasp captured a tarantula. The female wasp named tarantula hawk captures, stings, and paralyzes the spider, then either drags her prey back into her own burrow, where a single egg is laid on the spider’s abdomen. Of these two, you should rather avoid the wasp, as it's sting is among the most painful of any insects, second maybe to bullet ant only.hard 54% a tarantula captured a waspa tarantula captured a wasp27%a wasp captured a tarantulaa wasp captured a tarantula54%both wasp and tarantula captured an antboth wasp and tarantula captured an ant7%it must be photoshoppedit must be photoshopped9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6367 answers in 2 languages »nature riddles » Which of the following is an insect?Mantis. Insects have a three-part body (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae.average 63% centipedecentipede6%black widowblack widow5%mantismantis63%all of the above are insectsall of the above are insects25%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8618 answers in 2 languages »nature riddles » How are feces eating organisms called?Coprophages. Many small organisms (ie insects) are coprophagous - they usually consume and redigest the feces of large animals. These feces contain substantial amounts of semi-digested food (herbivores' digestive systems are especially inefficient). Two feces-eating insects are the dung-beetle and the fly.average 63% herbivoresherbivores13%carnivorescarnivores8%coprophagescoprophages63%xylophagesxylophages13%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 3679 answers in 2 languages »nature riddles » Play nature quiz and see all the questions.