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Insect physiology: Quiz


Question 1: ________ are the chemical substances that are transported in the insect’s body fluids (haemolymph) that carry messages away from their point of synthesis to sites that where physiological processes are influenced.
ProgesteroneTestosteroneHormoneEndocrine system

Question 2: Gas exchange patterns in insects can range from continuous, diffusive ventilation, to ________.
Discontinuous gas exchangeRespiratory systemEvolutionAnimal

Question 3: The ________ is made up of three main body regions (tagmata), the head, thorax and abdomen.

Question 4: ________ sensilla enable insects to smell and are usually found in the antennae (McGavin, 2001).
OlfactionSensory systemOlfactory systemOlfactory receptor

Question 5: This is known as ________ and in the most common type of parthenogenesis the offspring are essentially identical to the mother.
Komodo dragonParthenogenesisFlatwormAsexual reproduction

Question 6: The insect's digestive system is a closed system, with one long enclosed coiled tube called the ________ which runs lengthwise through the body.
Human gastrointestinal tractAscending cholangitisPeritonitisColorectal cancer

Question 7: The cuticle sheds with every moult along with the ________ (Triplehorn & Johnson, 2005).
ExoskeletonSpongeArthropodSmall shelly fauna

Question 8: Movement of haemolymph is particularly important for thermoregulation in orders such as Odonata, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera and ________ (Gullan & Cranston, 2005).

Question 9: ________ development is usually completed by the time the insect reaches adulthood (Triplehorn & Johnson, 2005).
Sexual reproductionSpermFertilisationSpermatozoon

Question 10: At night or dusk, ________ is sacrificed for light sensitivity (McGavin, 2001).
PupilStrabismusColor blindnessVisual acuity

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