Fruit Flies vs. Gnats


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What is the biggest misconception about gnats and fruit flies?

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1. While it is hard to tell the difference between gnats and fruit flies, what is one feature that is easier to spot with the naked eye?

2. Where are you likely to spot a fruit fly in your everyday life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Where are gnats found? How long do fruit flies and gnats live? You will do well on this quiz and worksheet assessment if you are able to answer these types of questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you will be asked to:

  • Identify the biggest misconception about fruit flies and gnats
  • Recognize an easily noticeable difference between fruit flies and gnats
  • Note where it is likely to spot a fruit fly
  • State where you would likely find a gnat
  • Compare the lifespans of both of these insects

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as where you would find gnats and fruit flies
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast physical characteristics and lifespans of fruit flies and gnats
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding misconceptions about these insects

Additional Learning

Get more detailed information by reviewing the short lesson called Fruit Flies vs. Gnats. This lesson focuses on the following:

  • How these insects are classified
  • Which of these insects tend to swarm
  • How many stages are in the life cycle of fruit flies and gnats
  • Where these insects lay their eggs