Can you guess which of the following statements about insects are fact or fiction? Click on what you think is the right answer.
(Check your answers at the bottom of the page.)
1. Insects have their skeletons on the outside of their bodies.
2. Some insects are masters of disguise, looking like thorns, sticks, or leaves.
3. Spiders are insects.
4. Grasshoppers can jump more than 40 times the length of their bodies.
5. Butterfly wings are covered with thousands of tiny, colored scales.
6. Some cicada larvae live underground for 17 years before emerging as adults.
7. Moths and butterflies have long tube-like mouth parts that they can roll up like hoses.
8. The ferocious spike-headed katydid is an aggressive predator to other insects.
9. A wasp can aim its stinger in any direction.
10. A butterfly can fly just as soon as it emerges from its chrysalis.
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