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Study Guide Answers

1.     Insects, crabs, and spiders are all arthropods. True or False?
     True
2.     The word, "arthropoda," means "jointed legs" in Latin. True or False?
     True
3.     The hard, outside part of an arthropod is called an "exoskeleton". True or False?
     True
4.     Spiders are insects. True or False?
     False
5.     A larva is a young insect that closely resembles an adult of the same species. True or False?
     False
6.     Insects have compound eyes that see sharp images. True or False?
     False
7.     Insects detect odors through their antennae. True or False?
     True
8.     Ants of the same hive recognize one another by odors called "pheromones." True or False?
     True
9.     Orders of insects are usually defined by types of wings and kinds of mouths. True or False?
     True
10.     Caterpillars are the larvae of either ________________________ or _________________________.
     butterflies or moths
11.     Name three kinds of social insects: _____________________, _______________________, and _______________________.
     bees, ants, termites
12.     Most insects have _____________ pairs of legs, _____________ pairs of wings, and _______________ main body parts.
     three pairs of legs, two pairs of wings, and three main body parts
13.     Two products made by insects that are useful to humans are __________________________and __________________________.
     silk and honey
14.     A single kind of insect, or any other single kind of animal is called a(n) ________________________ .
     species
15.     What is the scientific name for "butterflies and moths?"
     Lepidoptera
16.     What is the scientific name for "beetles?"
     Coleoptera
17.     What is the scientific name for "ant, bees, and wasps?"
     Hymenoptera
18.     What is the scientific name for "true bugs?"
     Hemiptera
19.     What is the scientific name for "grasshopper, roaches, and mantises?"
     Orthoptera
20.     What is the scientific name for "flies and mosquitoes?"
     Diptera
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