Pests on Stage

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Complete the crossword, then click on "Check" to check your answer. If you are stuck, you can click on "Hint" to get a free letter. Click on a number in the grid to see the clue or clues for that number.
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3. Animals with backbones.
6. A ______________ hatches from an egg and becomes a pupa.
7. The biggest group of arthropod pests.
9. These dig tunnels under the grass.
10. The changes that an insect or other arthropod goes through during its life cycle.
12. An immature insect that is similar to an adult.
14. An organism that helps man.
15. Even smaller than bacteria.
16. Have long, narrow leaves, and solid, triangular stems.


1. Any kind of living thing.
2. Tiny worms; some feed on plants and damage them.
4. A plant's or an animal's surrounding.
5. Have long, narrow leaves and hollow stems.
8. Changes that take places in a diseased plants.
11. Crop ______________.
13. _____________ and mice can sometimes carry diseases that affect man.
14. Eat seeds, nuts, and fruit that people grow.