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4 Insect Terminology

  1. 1. Insect Terminology
  2. 2. <ul><li>Arthropods are organisms that have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Jointed appendages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• An exoskeleton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• A segmented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>body </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Insects differ from spiders because they have: • Three body regions • Compound and simple eyes • One pair of antennae
  4. 4. Insects also have: • Six legs • One or two pairs of wings as adults • External skeleton (exoskeleton)
  5. 5. Metamorphosis incomplete complete
  6. 7. Morphological Terminology anterior posterior
  7. 8. Morphological Terminology apical or distal basal or proximal
  8. 9. Morphological Terminology medial lateral
  9. 10. Morphological Terminology dorsal ventral
  10. 12. Mosquito Mouthparts
  11. 13. The insect leg is generally considered to be 5-segmented, with the tarsus having up to 5 segments and apical claws. Tarsus The Insect Leg Coxa Trochanter Femur Tibia
  12. 14. CLASSIFICATION of the common Mosquito Kindom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Insecta Order Diptera Superfamily Culicoidea Family Culicidae Subfamily Culicinae Tribe Aedini

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