06 Orders Part 2

06 Orders Part 2 - Order Hemiptera Suborder Heteroptera true bugs Ca 30,000 spp Cosmopolitan distribution Terrestrial and aquatic forms Plant pests

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Order: Hemiptera Suborder Heteroptera – true bugs Ca. 30,000 spp. Cosmopolitan distribution Terrestrial and aquatic forms Plant pests and beneficials Few human/animal parasites Hemimetabolous
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Hemiptera Heteroptera - true bugs
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Minute Pirate Bug Nymph Adult
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Unique Anatomy Piercing – Sucking mouthparts Hemelytra
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Hemelytra (“half-hardened”)
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Scent Glands
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Suborder Homoptera 32,000 species Piercing-sucking mps Hemimetabolous Wings quite variable Cosmopolitan in distribution Major pests of a variety of cropping systems; some vector plant diseases
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Homoptera aphids, scales, whiteflies, cicadas, sharpshooters, leafhoppers, etc.
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Aphids Many species Small, soft-bodied Form colonies on many plants Phloem (sap) feeders Some transmit plant diseases
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Aphid Amazing Facts At certain times of the year give birth to live young and at other times lay eggs Females can birth 5 nymphs per day Some species can have up to 50 generations per season
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course PPSC 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '04 term at Cal Poly.

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06 Orders Part 2 - Order Hemiptera Suborder Heteroptera true bugs Ca 30,000 spp Cosmopolitan distribution Terrestrial and aquatic forms Plant pests

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