January 4 is National Trivia Day, and we're recognizing it with a quiz on our favorite subject: Insects!
Test your critter cognition with these ten questions below. We'll share the answers in tomorrow's blog post. Good luck!
In what U.S. city was the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug first detected?
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Wilmington, DE
- Baltimore, MD
- Allentown, PA
Which insects are responsible for the most human deaths worldwide?
- Fire ants
- Africanized honeybees (also known as "killer bees")
In what kind of water do black flies usually breed?
- Stagnant pond water
- Fast-moving rivers
- Small puddles
What is the most common indoor insect problem in households?
How many eggs can a female housefly lay in her short lifetime?
Roughly how many people do stinging insects send to the emergency room every year?
How long will a fruit fly live?
- 3-5 days
- 8-10 days
- 25-30 days
- 40-50 days
Which insect has been named "America's Top Nuisance Pest"?
- Stink bugs
More people have died from what insect-borne illness than from all the wars in history?
- Dengue fever
- Yellow fever
- Bubonic plague
Bugs are an order of insects distinguished by:
- Six legs
- Compound eyes
- A proboscis (straw-like mouthpart)