Insect Trivia

 

  1. The rhinoceros beetle is the world's strongest insect. How many times can it support its own body weight? (A human can support 17 times its own body weight.)
  2. A splendor beetle was the oldest living insect. How many years did it live?
  3. The Australian dragonfly is the fastest flying insect. How many miles an hour does it fly?
  4. How many inches is the world's longest grasshopper?
  5. How many feet m the world's largest grasshopper leap?
  6. How many miles did a monarch butterfly fly during its migration?
  7. The most pairs of legs was found on a millipede. How many pairs of legs did it have?
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  9. The largest swarm of locusts recorded was in 1874 in the state of California. How many locusts were said to be in the swarm?
  10. How many days can a cockroach live without his head?
  11. How many hours does it take for a cockroach to digest its food?
  12. How many minutes can a cockroach hold its breath?

 




Insect Trivia


Answer Key

  1. The rhinoceros beetle is the world's strongest insect. How many times can it support its own body weight? A human can support 17 times its own body weight. 850
  2. A Splendor Beetle was the oldest living insect. How many years did it live? 47 years
  3. The Australian Dragonfly is the fastest flying insect. How fast does it fly.? 36 mph
  4. How many inches is the world's longest grasshopper? 10 inches
  5. How far can the world's largest grasshopper leap? I5 feet
  6. How many miles did a monarch butterfly fly during its migration? 2,133 miles
  7. The most pairs of legs was found on a millipede. How many pairs of legs did it have? 375
  8. The largest swarm of locusts recorded was in 1874 in the state of California. How many locusts were said to be in the swarm? 12.5 Trillion
  9. How many days can a cockroach live without his head? 7
  10. How many hours does it take for a cockroach to digest its food? 48
  11. How many minutes can a cockroach hold its breath? 40

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