Quiz about insects and other invertebrates
Read the sentences and write the insects and other invertebrates.
Note: names are generic and do not necessarily refer to individual species.
It’s got eight legs. Its spins a web in which it catches its prey.
Most species of this insect live underground in large colonies which include workers, soldiers and a queen. They are usually black or red.
A black and yellow insect. Its sting is painful. Its longer and thinner than a bee.
These insects are famous for their beautiful colours. Their larva are called caterpillars.
This invertebrate hasn’t got any legs. It lives underground and is very important for creating good soil.
This insect is very popular with children. It’s often red with black spots.
These insects are sometimes found in dirty restaurants and kitchens and are associated with unhygienic conditions.
These molluscs move very slowly with a shell on their backs. They are very tasty with sauces.
This insect is similar to a grasshopper, but often occurs in huge numbers and eats agricultural crops. It is traditionally associated with hunger.
An arachnoid with a venomous sting in its tail.
An invertebrate with lots of legs.
You can often hear it chirping when you walk through a field. It’s very good at jumping.
It lives in colonies in hives and makes honey. Its sting is painful.
The bites of this flying insect are very annoying. Some species can carry malaria.
Similar to a snail, but without a shell. Often black.
One species of this insect lives on humans. Its bite makes you itch.
Similar to a butterfly but it usually flies at night.
Spectacular insect with a long tail and small wings. It is often seen flying over water.
The larval stage of a butterfly.
A large group of insects. A very famous band from Liverpool took their name from them.
Extra information: some other invertebrates in Spain
- louse – piojo
- dung beetle – escarabajo pelotero
- stag beetle – ciervo volante
- maggot – gusano (larva de mosca, etc)
- fly – mosca
- cricket – grillo
- bug – chinche
- stick insect – insecto palo
- megarian banded centipede – escolopendra
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