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Ant Worksheet and Quiz

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Ants are very common insects that can be found almost anywhere you live. They are social creatures and live in colonies. These ant colonies can consist of dozens of individual. They divide jobs among different types of ants. There are more than 10,000 known species of ants living throughout the world.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. ……………………………………………………………..is the ant species that delivers the most painful bite.

2. An average ant has …………………………………… brain cells in its tiny head.

3. There are three kinds of ants in a colony…………………………………………, ………………………………………and ……………………………………………………

4. Some ant species use the earth’s magnetic field for ……………………………………………..

5. An ant’s life cycle has total ……………………………….. stages.

6. The scientific name of a carpenter ant is ………………………………………………………………….

7. Ants breathe in oxygen through spiracles which located………………………………………………………………

8. Queen ants have wings, which they shed when…………………………………………………….

9. A Queen ant can live up to …………………………….

10. ………………………………………. develop from unfertilized eggs.

Answers:

1. Paraponera clavata

2. 250,000

3. The queen, the female workers, and males.

4. Navigation

5. Five

6. Camponotus pennsylvanicus

7. around the sides of their bodies

8. they start a new nest

9. 30 years

10. Male ants