Plants_and_Insects_SS11-1 - ISB 201L Spring 2011 Name...

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Spring 2011 Name ___________________________________ Plants and Insects Greenhouse Scavenger Hunt Desert House TAG #1 (In Hallway) – This plant is infested with aphids (Insect Order Hemiptera ). Look at the underside of the leaves of this plant and notice the tiny aphid “mummies”. These mummies are the remains of adult aphids that have been parasitized by a tiny wasp. Describe how these aphids were likely important in the life cycle of the wasp. From a human perspective, is this naturally occurring wasp a beneficial or problematic insect? Explain why. TAG #1 (Part II) – If you touch these leaves, notice that they are somewhat sticky and be aware that sometimes you might find ants on this plant where the aphid infestation is most severe. Develop a Hypothesis that would potentially explain these observations. TAG #2 – Notice the sticky Pest Trap being used in capturing and monitoring a variety of Greenhouse pests. What attractants could be applied to enhance the success of these types of monitoring traps? 1. What are the abiotic factors that define a desert? 2. How do desert soils differ from Michigan soils? 3. What are the major limiting abiotic factors in deserts? 4.
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course ECOLOGY 143 taught by Professor Anibal during the Winter '11 term at Grand Valley State.

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Plants_and_Insects_SS11-1 - ISB 201L Spring 2011 Name...

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