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02 InsectDiversity

02 InsectDiversity - Term for the day Diversity Diverse Adj...

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Term for the day: Diversity Diverse . Adj . Etymology: Middle English divers, diverse, from Latin diversus 1 : differing from one another; unlike 2 : composed of distinct or unlike elements or qualities Diversity . Noun . Having the quality of being diverse
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Insect diversity Insect Extremes Insect Biodiversity Insect Behavior & Habitats Learning Outcome: know why insects are successful organisms
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Insects are diverse in… Size Shape Color Behavior Habitat (where they live)
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Insect Diversity Ways we study insect diversity: Ecology, Genetics, Systematics, Anatomy, Ethology (Behavior), Physiology, Toxicology, Statistics, Economics , etc.
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Biological success Largest number of animal species Most numerous animals Evolutionary longevity Ecologically diverse …arguably the most successful animal group yet evolved
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Why are insects successful? Their small size The exoskeleton Flight Metamorphosis Behavioral plasticity (adaptability) Reproductive potential
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Size Organisms range in size from viruses and viroids to the blue whale (biggest animals)
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Size And redwood trees – 370+ feet (biggest plants)
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