3- Meet the Insects 3 Questions

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MEET THE INSECTS 12. What factors in the history of insects on earth and their biology seem to have contributed to the great diversity of insect species on earth today? (8 factors.) The cuticle which is a composite material that can be very different when the percent of its components vary. Rapid evolution Holometabolous development First on land and in flight Low extinction rates Co-evolution with radiating plants Modularity of bodies 1. Describe the mouthparts of a dragonfly larva in general terms. What particular mouthpart makes up most of this prey capturing device? The rear lip is long and jointed, with jaw-like hooks on the end used to capture prey 2. What are the names of the 4 sets of insect mouth parts? How have these been modified from basic chewing mouthparts (like a grasshopper) to make a sucking tube like a butterfly’s? Front Lip Mandible Maxilla Rear lip The butterfly’s mouth has a modified maxillae o One of the lobes was hugely expanded Extremely small mandibles Large palps on the rear lip,
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3. What are 2 ways insect eyes are fundamentally different than ours?
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  • Spring '16
  • Diana Wheeler
  • Mosquito, microbiomes, rear lip

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