Beetles are a species of insects that are tougher and cleverer than you would think. Take this quiz and learn more about the rugged beetle.
How many species of beetles are there?
What is a beetle's external cover called?
What do beetle forewings look like?
- heavy and thorny
What are a beetle's hindwings like?
- thing and membranous
- heavy and thorny
How does a beetle fly?
- It uses its legs for extra lift.
- It spreads its forewings.
- It lifts its forewings and unfolds its hindwings.
What do the forewings of beetles who don't fly look like?
- They are extra thick and hard, like bone.
- They are fused together along the midline of the back.
- They are thin, flimsy and gauzy.
How do beetles consume food?
- through sucking
- through chewing
- through biting
How many pairs of legs do beetles have?
What is the size of the longest beetle?
- one to two inches (two and a half to five centimeters)
- two to three inches (five to eight centimeters)
- five to six inches (13 to 15 centimeters)
How much does the goliath beetle weigh?
- half a pound (200 grams)
- one pound (450 grams)
- two pounds (900 grams)
Which species of beetles are beneficial to crops?
- sugar cane beetles
In what climates and conditions to beetles thrive?
- in any temperature and condition
- in colder temperatures
- in warmer temperatures
Which species of beetle camouflages itself?
- Jewel beetle
- Cryptic beetle
- Iliama beetle
What do some Jewel beetles have on their backs?
- color patterns that resemble an eye
- metallic colors
- sharp crystals
What does a mimicry beetle do to protect itself?
- It spews venom.
- It mimics the behavior of different insects.
- It gives electric shocks.
How many stages are there to a beetle's lifecycle?
What are the four stages of a beetle's lifecycle?
- egg, larva, pupa, adult
- egg, pupa, cocoon, adult
- egg, pupa, adult, pupa
What do beetle larva look like?
- mini alligators
How does a beetle breathe underwater?
- It breathes through gills on its forewings.
- It holds its breath while it is under water.
- It traps a bubble of oxygen under its elytra.
What feature do elephants and elephant beetles have in common?