Insect Biodiversity

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Insect Biodiversity Insect Classification Orders – a rank including 30 main groups Should know common and scientific names o Generally wahat they are and what kind of metamorphosis o Know Insecta is less inclusive than hexapoda Ephemeroptera- mayflies o Incomplete metamorphosis o Aquatic o Hugely important as fish food o Little or no mouth parts Orthoptera – grasshoppers and crickets o Incomplete metamorphosis o Well developed jumping legs o Plant feeders- become pest population Hemiptera – true legs o Hemi wings o Incomplete metamorphosis o Most important group of plant pests o Aphids, and stink bugs Thysanoptera – thrips o Intermediate type of metamorphosis o They can often harbor plant diseases, and become plant pests by plant feeding Coleoptera – Beetles o Complete metamorphosis o More than 300,000 types of beetles Lepidoptera – moths and butterflies o Complete metamorphosis o More important as adolescents because that is their feeding stage—fed on
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