Insect Characteristics
How Scientists Group Insects
Native Insects
Importance of Insects
True or False
100

Name the segmented body parts of an insect.

Head, Thorax, Abdomen 

100

Which KINGDOM are insects a part of?

Animalia/Animal

100

How did native insects get to Hawaii?

The 3 W's: Wind, Waves, & Wings

100

How do insects help plants?

They help to pollinate plants.

100

Insects have jointed legs.

TRUE

200

How many PAIRS of legs do insects have?

3 (3 pairs = 6 legs)

200

Which PHYLUM are insects a part of?

Arthropods/Arthropoda

200

What does "endemic" mean?

ONLY FOUND IN HAWAII!!!

200

How do insects help the soil?

They help to put nutrients back into the soil.
200

A cockroach can live without its head for up to one week.

TRUE

300

What are an insect's compound eyes good for?

Seeing movement 

300

Name 2 bugs that are NOT insects.

Multiple answers: spiders, centipedes, role polly's, etc.

300

Name 2 NATIVE insects.

Multiple answers: Koa Butterfly, Kamehameha Butterfly, 'Akoko Plant Hopper, Hawaiian Dragonfly, Hawaiian Yellow-faced Bee, etc.

300

What do we call bugs and insects that eat all the dead matter (like dead plants) in the forests?

Decomposers

300

All insects have two pairs of wings.

FALSE

400

Which insect is able to move its head side-to-side without moving its body?

A Praying Mantis

400

How many known species of insects are there?

900,000

400

Name 2 insects that are found in Hawaii, but NOT native to Hawaii.

Multiple answers: pincher bugs, ants/fire ants, flies, mosquitoes, gnats, Honeybee, Coconut Beetle, etc.

400

How do insects help people?

Multiple answers: they pollinate crops we use for food, they clean up waste so we are not over-run by dung, they keep other pest insects in check, genetic studies, etc.

400
Earwigs are the most important animal pollinator.

FALSE

500

Some female insects have a special body part that allows them to lay their eggs inside of other animals. What is this body part called?

Ovipositor

500

Diptera is an order of insects. What does "diptera" mean?

Two wings

500

What is the other Hawaiian name for the Kamehameha Butterfly?

Pulelehua

500

What is one product people get from insects?

Multiple answers: honey, beeswax, silk (silkworms), dyes, LAC, etc.

500

The insect order with the most species is Coleoptera.

TRUE (over 360,000 species)

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