I've Got You Under My Skin by Egantx7

Champion(s):

srs


Runner(s)-Up:

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Quiz Description

12 questions about insects. What did you think this quiz would be about?

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Questions:

What infamous hybrid came about as a way of increasing disease resistance by cross breading various western subspecies such as Apis mellifera ligustica from Italy and A. mellifera iberiensis from Spain with the heartier A. mellifera scutellata. The hybridization experiments took place in 1950s Brazil, and led to a few groups escaping quarantine.

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Africanized (honey) bees ("Killer bees")

What is the Greek name of the order of insects which includes butterflies and moths? At just under 150,000 recognized species, this one order accounts for roughly 10-12% of all animal species. Translated to English, this order's name roughly means "scaly wing".

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Lepidoptera

In J.B.S. Haldane's book What is Life?, he postulated about God that "The Creator would appear as endowed with a passion for stars, on the one hand, and for BLANK on the other" What group of insects that comprise the order Coleoptera fits in the blank? This one order makes up about 40% of all known insect species, and roughly one-fourth of all animal species on the planet.

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Beetles

Monarch butterflies eat milkweed, which makes predators noxious, and then avoid them. Viceroy butterflies, on the other hand, are delicious to eat (allegedly). The Viceroy has evolved the orange and brown coloring similar to Monarchs, which helps them survive, since Viceroys get mistaken for Monarchs, and thus aren't eaten. This is a classic example of what type of mimicry?

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Batesian (mimicry)

There are about 70 species of this insect, related to grasshoppers and crickets, all endemic to New Zealand. The special effects company that did all of the work on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy is named for this insect, and several giant ones showed up in "the pit" scene in Jackson's King Kong.

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Weta

Boys in the Sateré-Mawé tribe of Brazil are required to wear special gloves which have these insects sewn into them, stingers facing inward. Boys wear the glove for roughly ten minutes, and then have to do this some two dozen times to be accepted into the tribe as men. Identify these ants which are ranked as having the most painful sting on the Schmidt Pain Index, the pain described by Schmidt as "... like fire-walking over flaming charcoal with a 3-inch rusty nail in your heal".

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Bullet ants (Paraponera clavata)

Just below the answer to number 6 on the Schmidt pain scale are the stings of this insect, the several species of which belong to the genera Pepsis or Hemipepsis. As adults, these wasps feed on nectar, a decidedly nice change from their larval diet where their dining is careful to avoid the major organs of their host, in order to leave food for its pupae state. Identify this large black to purple colored wasp, one species of which is the state insect of New Mexico, and which is known for its epic jousts with a non-insect arthropod, which it will paralyze and lay its egg on. (edited at 2:57 pm, October 2, 2016 (PDT))

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Tarantula Hawk (or tarantula hunter wasps)

One of the largest species of cockroaches, growing close to 3 inches in length, are the Hissing Cockroaches which are native to which island nation?

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Madagascar

The presence of this insect, which inhabits the parts of Africa between the Sahara and Kalahari Deserts, transmits Nagana, which decimates many farm animals, keeping millions in poverty as a result. Identify this insect which more notoriously transmits a trypanosome which causes Sleeping Sickness in humans.

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Tse-tse (fly)

These insects of the sub-family Triatominae are responsible for the spread of another trympansome, Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes Chagas' Disease. Native to South and Central America, identify this bug which get its creepy name because it was often caught at night biting its victims on the lips. Despite their name, these insects do not transmit mononucleosis.

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Kissing (bug)

On the afternoon of 9 September 1946, computer legend Grace Hopper was investigating a breakdown in the Harvard Mark II computer. While the problem was not caused by a bug, she did discover this type of insect had shorted out the circuitry. She taped the body of the offending insect to her notebook, noting "Relay #70 Panel F BLANK in relay. First actual case of bug being found.", which is often cited as the source of the word "bug" as a problem in computers and their programs. In a 1988 award-winning novel, a murderer places pupae of the "Black Witch" species of this insect in his victims' mouths, though in the film version, the species was changed to Acherontia styx. What is this type of insect?

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Moth (as seen in "The Silence of the Lambs")

The nymphs of these predators live underwater, and can hunt tadpoles and small fish by thrusting their lower jaw outward to impale their prey (they look nothing like their more famous adult form). As adults, these aerial predators are harmless to humans, but hunt many pests. Often times living in and strongly associated with wetlands, identify these insects of the order Odonata, suborder Anisoptera, so named because the long pair of hindwings are wider than their long pair of forewings.

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Dragonflies