The Insects - Readings 2 (test 3)

The Insects - Readings 2 (test 3) - Dobsonflies What is the...

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Dobsonflies What is the common name of the dobsonfly larvae? - hellgrammites What is believed to be the feeding habits of adult dobsonflies? - not believed to feed What is believed to be the function of the larvae sickle shaped mandibles (jaws) of male dobsonflies? - used to grasp the female during mating The larval stage of dobsonfly larvae is thought to last up to how long? - 3 years Blister Beetles What is the basis for the name blister beetle? -they release a chemical that will blister skin Why should "Spanish fly" not be used as an aphrodisiac? - extremely toxic to vertebrates Egg cases of what group of insect pests are eaten by larvae of some species of blister beetle? - grasshopper Bess Beetle How many distinct types of sounds are bess beetles able to make? - at least 14 What is the term for the process bess beetles and many other insects use to make sound? - stridulation Which bess beetle sex(es) are capable of making sound? - both In what way is the copulation of bess beetles unique among the beetles? - mate face to face (missionary style)
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