How did you do on the test? Here’s the answer key:


Sean McCann nets 10 points for being the first to answer all questions correctly.

As some of you pointed out, the “correct” answers were often not exactly right. For example, earwig wing covers are technically “tegmina“, rather than elytra. As the IB109 class is aimed at non-science majors with little entomology experience, we simplified some concepts to keep the vocabulary tractable. We also considered Collembola to be insects, for example.

Should we do more of these exam-type mysteries?