Lecture 7 Notes - Copy - Lecture 7 Notes Biological

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Biological classification- Arrangement of living organisms in to categories Taxonomy : classifying organisms into categories *** Carolus Linnaeus (Swedish naturalist 1753 ) Linnaean binomial system [genus species] *Phylum Arthropoda *Class Insecta *Order Diptera Family Muscidae Genus Musca Species domestica o Species: organisms that closely resemble one another and can produce fertile offspring Scientific name: Genus species – Musca domestica o Common name: house fly Ten reasons why insects are so successful: 1. Hard Exoskeleton a. Exoskeleton provides protection b. Muscles attach to exoskeleton c. Exoskeleton limits water loss d. When insect grows, it must molt 2. Jointed Appendages a. Appendages on head used for feeding b. Appendages on thorax used for locomotion c. Appendages on abdomen used for reproduction d. Jointed appendages allow for specialization 3. Wings a. Escape from predators b. Find food c. Find a mate 4. Small Size
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