Monday Night Mystery: Final Exam

For tonight’s mystery I raise the standards to a level I ask of my own students. Here is a 10-question excerpt from the IB 109 Insects & People final exam:

One point per question to the first correct answer for each.

The cumulative points winner for the month of July will win their choice of 1) any 8×10-sized print from my photo galleries, or 2) a guest post here on Myrmecos.

Good luck!

15 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery: Final Exam”

    1. Ah, beat me to it, although I think I had #9 wrong anyway. Good job. 🙂

      Alex, now I’m curious, are there earwigs that can fly?

  1. OK, I’m late to the party but I wanted to see how I’d do without wikipedia or a class on bugs:

    7. C
    8. B
    9. E.
    10. C
    11. A
    12. D
    13. E
    14. A
    15. E
    16. B

  2. Dave Almquist

    Nice. I’m embarrassed to say that without help from the interwebs, I would’ve gotten one wrong and not’ve been postive about another without checking. You should do more of these types of mysteries. Thanks

  3. Admitedly, I had to look up “secondary genitalia.” I discovered that hamulus is used in reference to dragonfly genitalia, at least in Minnesota http://www.mndragonfly.org/defined.html
    Torre Bueno also refers hamuli in Odonata and to hamular genital hooks in tree crickets.

    Thanks for the fun challenge and the new vocab!

  4. Like others have stated, I am thankful for the internet…
    7. C
    8. D
    9. E
    10. C
    11. A
    12. C
    13. E
    14. A
    15. E
    16. B

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