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Unit Four Insects Project Oceanography Fall 2001 65 Aquatic Insect Vocabulary Abdomen -the posterior body segment in insects Adaptation -characteristic that allows an organism to live in its environment Benthos -bottom community Carnivore -organism that eats meat Complete metamorphosis -form changes that involves four stages including egg, larva, pupa, and adult Domesticate -tame Detritivore -organism that eats dead and decaying plant and animal material Ecosystem -a community of living organisms Entomologist -scientist that studies insects Habitat -an area or environment in which an organism normally lives or occurs Herbivore -organism that eats plants Incomplete metamorphosis -form changes that include egg, nymph, and adult stages Insect -invertebrate distinguished by an exoskeleton, three body parts, and three pairs of legs
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Unformatted text preview: Labium-an armlike extension used by some insect larvae to grab and hold their prey Larva-newly hatched, wingless, often wormlike form of many insects Life cycle-stages of development in the life of an organism Macrohabitat-large, complex environment Metamorphosis-a marked change in appearance Microhabitat-the specific place where an organism prefers to live Pest-harmful plant or animal Unit Four Insects Project Oceanography Fall 2001 66 Pollinate-to fertilize by transferring pollen Pupa-nonfeeding stage between the larva and adult in the metamorphosis of an insect Predator-an animal that hunts for food Prey-any animal that is hunted and caught for food by a predator Spiracle-small respiratory opening in the body of an insect Thorax-middle region of the insect body, used for leg and wing attachment...
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