“Insect Scramble,” Friend, July 1991, 47
Unscramble the insect names, then match each insect to the correct description of it.
1. weargi ____________
a. This tiny insect sucks plant juices.
2. respid ____________
b. This native European flying insect produces wax and honey.
3. sinmat ____________
c. This large, harmless insect with double netlike wings eats other insects.
4. neeboyeh ____________
d. This insect has jointed antennae and pinchers on the end of its body.
5. tomosqui ____________
e. Some types of this insect spread malaria.
6. tomh ____________
f. This insect has large, often brightly colored wings.
7. ropepraghss ____________
g. Many of these eight-legged creatures spin webs to entangle prey.
8. trickec ____________
h. Great numbers of this leaping insect can totally destroy crops.
9. tan ____________
i. The larvae of this nocturnal insect have feathery antennae and sometimes eat clothes.
10. flubertty ____________
j. This large, insect-eating insect often looks as if it is praying.
11. oowd soule ____________
k. Sometimes called a cicada, this short-horned grasshopper strips vegetation.
12. slocut ____________
l. This small, strong insect lives in a colony, where it has special duties.
13. phida ____________
m. This leaping insect chirps by rubbing its forewings together.
14. tang ____________
n. When annoyed, this insect, sometimes called a pill bug, can roll into a ball.
15. nagflordy ____________
o. This tiny fly bites.