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How Buggy Are You?

This quiz will test your knowledge on insects that are native to North Dakota.

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  1. What kind of butterfly is in the picture?

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    Monarch Butterfly
    Dakota Skipper
    Dragon Fly
    Viceroys Butterfly
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Monarch Butterfly

    The monarch Butterfly is a common species throughout North Dakota. Monarchs migrate back and forth between the Northern regions of North America and the South.

    Monarch Butterfly
    Via flic.kr
  2. What invasive species is this?

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    Water Beetle
    Mosquito
    Emerald Ash Borer
    Termite
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emerald Ash Borer

    This species is invasive to North Dakota. It has decimated the population of green ash trees in North Dakota.

    Emerald Ash Borer
    Via commons.wikimedia.org
  3. What kind of bee is this?

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    Wasp
    Yellowjacket
    Carpenter bee
    Rusty Patched Bumblebee
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Rusty Patched Bumblebee

    The Rusty Patched Bumblebee is on the Endangered species list. It is a native pollinator to North Dakota.

    Rusty Patched Bumblebee
    Via Flickr: 8583446@N05
  4. What kind of dragonfly is this?

    Flickr: stonebird
    Yellow Darner
    Red Darner
    Green Darner
    Blue Darner
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Blue Darner

    There are 6 different species of Blue Darner in North Dakota. They are common dragonflies in North Dakota.

    Blue Darner
    Via Flickr: stonebird
  5. What species of Moth is this?

    Flickr: dendroica
    Isabella Tiger Moth
    Lion Moth
    Wolf Moth
    Jennifers Moth
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Isabella Tiger Moth

    This moth has a very familiar looking larval stage. Banded wooly bear caterpiller is the larval stage of this moth.

    Isabella Tiger Moth
    Via Flickr: dendroica
  6. This butterfly likes to skip along, what am I?

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    Minnesota Skipper
    Dakota Skipper
    Canadian Skipper
    Iowa Skipper
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dakota Skipper

    The Dakota Skipper is native to the tall grass praire and mixed grass praires of the midwest. It is slowly disappearing from its native areas due to habitat loss.

    Dakota Skipper
    Via mnzoo.org

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