Supplemental Part 2 Introduction to Urban and Industrial Integrated Pest Management

  1. Describe the typical insect's head and list it's three functions
    Hollow capsule formed from six fused segments that contain the brain.

    • Locating and taking food.
    • Recognizing mates, cohorts, and enemies.
    • Sensing danger.
  2. Name and describe the hardening of the cuticle of an insect
    Sclerotization- Sclerotin molecules bond together to form a protein matrix. Chitin fills the gaps in the matrix. The epicuticle is coated with wax, and sometimes cement, which produces the waterproof outer layer.
  3. If an insect has a bead like antennae, it's called
  4. Define epicuticle
    Wax coating found on the outer most layer that provides a barrier to water loss from the insect's body. Disruption of this layer can cause water imbalance, which leads to death from desiccation. It is believed that inorganic pesticides such as diatomaceous earth kill in this manner.
  5. Insects antennae has a head, it's called
  6. If an insect has a leaf like antennae, it's called
  7. Describe piercing-sucking insect mouthparts
    A proboscis, or snout, a slender tubular beak within which are are enclosed four long, slender stylets. Stylets pierce the tissue and suck up the liquid food.
  8. Name the living and nonliving layers of cells making up an insect's exoskeleton
    • Epidermis (living)
    • Cuticle (nonliving)
  9. Describe the five functions of an insect's antennae
    Navigation, food location, communication with other members of the same species, mate location, and grasping in some species.
  10. Describe a capitate antennae
    Having a head
  11. Insects respond instinctively in a largely automatic manner. There is no intelligence involved in their reactions. True or false?
  12. Name three functions of functional insect wings
    Forage for food over great distance, dispersal over wide geographic ranges, quickly escape danger
  13. List six principal types of insect mouthparts
    Chewing, chewing-lapping, piercing-sucking, rasping-sucking, siphoning, and sponging
  14. Describe a pectinate antennae
    Comb like (pyrochorid beetle)
  15. Name the three segments of an insect
    Head, thorax, abdomen
  16. Describe the leg of an insect and its function
    Always jointed. Consists of six parts: coxa and trochanter connect insect leg to the body, with the trochanter being between the coxa and femur. The femur corresponds more or less to the thigh of humans, and the tibia to the lower leg. The tarsus is composed of several joints and corresponds to the foot. The last tarsal segment usually bears a pair of claws, and frequently pads or lobes between the claws. These claws and pads form the pretarsus.
  17. Insect has a saw-like antenna, it's called
  18. And insect's cuticle is primarily made up of what two substances?
    • Sclerotin (protein)
    • Chitin (polysaccharide)
  19. Describe siphoning mouth parts in insects and describe their function
    Identifiable by the elongated lower jaw in moths and butterflies. The parts are interlocked to form a long slender tube through which exposed liquids are sucked up. This tube or "tongue" is coiled like a watch spring when not in use.
  20. Define ocelli
    Simple eyes located on the upper part of the head between the compound eyes, and only perceive light. Insects may have 0 to 3 simple eyes in adult stage.
  21. Describe an aristate antennae
    Feathery bristles (flies)
  22. What two structures can be found on the thorax of an insect?
    Legs and wings
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Supplemental Part 2 Introduction to Urban and Industrial Integrated Pest Management
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