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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 15 April, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 15 April, 2007, 12:00am

1 What is the study of insects called?


2 Which type of insect has more species than any other creature on Earth?


3 In the town of Pacific Grove, California, it is a misdemeanour to kill or threaten which type of insect?


4 By what name are insects of the order dermaptera better known?


5 Which band released the albums Sunshine Hit Me (2002) and Octopus (2007)?


6 The rhinoceros beetle (right) is, proportionally, the strongest creature on the planet. How many times its own body weight can it lift: a) 8.5 b) 85 c) 850?


7 Which insect was the subject of a 1786 poem by Robert Burns?


8 How many eyes does a grasshopper have?


9 Who played the title role in David Cronenberg's 1986 film The Fly?


10 What type of insect is the megaloblatta longipennis?


Solution: 1 Entomology 2 Beetle 3 Butterfly 4 Earwigs 5 The Bees 6 c) 850 7 A louse 8 Five (two compound eyes, and three ocelli) 9 Jeff Goldblum 10 Cockroach.


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