Main species of interest:
Periplaneta americana (American cockroach)
(German cockroach, G.C.)
- many of
Lice (Anoplura - sucking lice and Mallophaga- chewing lice)
- blood-feeding and chewing ectoparasites of birds and mammals
throughout the world.
- most of (3250 spp.) have no known medical or veterinary
importance (550 spp. of sucking lice and 2700 spp. c
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
-the postembryonic growth period is characterized by two remarkable processes
known as moulting and metamorphosis (in most).
-the insect that emerges from the egg may or may not resemble the future mature adult.
True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Blood-sucking ectoparasitic species belong to three families:
Family Cimicidae (bed bugs, bat bugs, bird bugs)
Family Reduviidae (assassin bugs, kissing bugs, conenoses)
* this family contains eyeless, permanently