ANSWERS: 39
  • queen ant
  • Praying Mantis?
  • A fly. I mean how do you know that they aren't actually insect suicide bombers? Guess maybe they aren't that intelligent after all.
  • The ant
  • bees and ants would be a guess.
  • A Praying Mantis of course!~
  • Paris Hilton.
  • The Wasp.
  • Coming in to vote for the praying mantis .. the female one anyway!
  • Preying Mantes (that's the plural form) I've observed their behavior before as part of a research study, and I swear, they remind me of cats! I even caught one one time and set it on my knee while I played guitar. It bobbed it's head and pincers to the beat!
  • lady spider.....
  • I was about to list tarantulas, but they're arachnids. Tarantulas are considered by their owners to be quite intelligent. (Maybe they seem that way to guys who collect tarantulas. :) http://www.tarantulas.us/forums/showthread.php?t=3309   This is interesting: "What is the most intelligent insect?" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "The American Cockroach has over a million neurons and uncanny survival skills. We are all impressed by the communication, social cooperation, and orienteering of the Honeybee. Tarantula Hawks are among the most impressive of the predatory wasps." http://entomologyfreaks.tribe.net/thread/ae9d0eef-53d6-4efc-9b7a-1fc7fc5f4dd2  
  • Ant..:)
  • The Fly! Has to be. Just how does that varmint know how to sneak in and find where your food is and has to bug you every time you eat? BUT if you pick up the fly swatter hes Gone!
  • roach, hey have enough sense to get headed when the lights come on. lol
  • The honeybee is considered the smartest insect. The queen bee not only lays all the eggs, she runs the whole colony.
  • Spiders.perfect trap builders
  • mosquito
  • Ants are very intelligent!
  • None. The "intelligent" actions of social insects are evolved and programmed. Insects do not "think".
  • Bees ,Ants
  • wolf spider - show levels of intelligence that are on the same level as some small mammals.
  • ants. i put some regular bread down and they were all over it. i put some bread down again but i put just a little poison on it. they didn't touch.
  • Ants and bees. They seem to be social insects with the ability to plan and organize.
  • Cockroaches. They seem to know that most humans are afraid of them so when they notice you they run toward you so instead of trying to kill them you will run away. Now is it intelligens or stupidity?!
  • A Praying Mantis.
  • Define "intelligent" :) If by "intelligence" you mean the ability to remember some information (in a limited way), solve simple problems (but if you mean calculus...forget it!), and anticipate (predict) very simple outcomes, then many of the Hymenoptera (bees, ants, wasps) group have many good candidates for being "intelligent" (especially a number of bee species). Many possess complex social and caste systems and do a great deal of communicating with each other. Pretty smart...intelligent, even! -Kidspace Bug Guy Pasadena, California
  • The BEE!!! Have you ever heard of their Waggle dance?? A waggle dance consists of one to 100 or more circuits, each of which consists of two phases: the waggle phase and the return phase. A worker bee's waggle dance involves running through a small figure-eight pattern: a waggle run (aka waggle phase) followed by a turn to the right to circle back to the starting point (aka return phase), another waggle run, followed by a turn and circle to the left, and so on in a regular alternation between right and left turns after waggle runs. Waggle-dancing bees produce and release two alkanes, tricosane and pentacosane, and two alkenes, Z-(9)-tricosene and Z-(9)-pentacosene, onto their abdomens and into the air. The direction and duration of waggle runs are closely correlated with the direction and distance of the patch of flowers being advertised by the dancing bee. Flowers located directly in line with the sun are represented by waggle runs in an upward direction on the vertical combs, and any angle to the right or left of the sun is coded by a corresponding angle to the right or left of the upward direction. The distance between hive and recruitment target is encoded in the duration of the waggle runs. The farther the target, the longer the waggle phase, with a rate of increase of about 75 milliseconds per 100 meters. Waggle dancing bees that have been in the hive for an extended time adjust the angles of their dances to accommodate the changing direction of the sun. Therefore, bees that follow the waggle run of the dance are still correctly led to the food source even though its angle relative to the sun has changed. When scientists placed a dead Apis mellifera bee on flowers they discovered that bees performed far fewer waggle dances upon returning to their nest. This is likely to be because they associate the dead bee with the presence of a predator on the flower and so it is better for other bees to not forage there.
  • Spiders aren't an insect, but I know I had a pet wolf spider who was pretty smart. I tried to hand her to a friend once, and she jumped off his hand and back into her jar.
  • Most insects are instinct driven and nothing else, which actually explains how complex and astute they seem to be. However, the grillion is a slight exception, because it is one of the few insects you may actually train to some degree, at least, one which dwarfs pretty much every other insect. The Chinese have a long history of making them sing and all. If that makes it intelligent or not, I have no idea, but under firm restraints, most other insects fail to adapt and die.
  • I would have to say the predatory flying insects like dragonflies and certain wasps.
  • THE KATYDID.
  • Ants. They are smarter than us
  • The carpenter ant. What, with all those right angles and different saws, etc.? ;-)

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