University of SulaimaniaSchool of ScienceDepartment of Biology2nd Class Year 19t h La b. Pterygotes - Neopteran Insects: OrdersDermaptera, Phasmida and Isoptera Lecturer: Farhad A. Khudhur
Objectives: this lecture gives knowledge about insects groupsEarwigs, leaf-like and stick-like insects and termites in theorders Dermaptera, Phasmida and Isoptera, respectively.Their classifications and identification keys. Focusing ontermites, the economically and ecologically importantinsects, and their social life.Scientific content:•Order Dermaptera (Earwigs)•Order: Phasmida (leaf-like and stick-like insects)•Order: Isoptera (Termites)•True Social life in termite colonies
Order Phasmida is divided into two families: Family: PHYLLIIDAE (leaf insects) Family: PHASMATIDAE (stick insects). Family: Phylliidae Family: Phasmatidae (leaf-like insects) (stick-like insects)Have Flattened & leaf-like Possess elongate & cylindricalbody bodyWinged, the forewings are They often apterousreduced & sclerotised, the (wingless)hindwings are membranous.With lamellate expansions of Without lamellate expansionsthe legs of the legs
Order Isoptera- Termites or White Ants- True Social Insects- Castes: - Primary Reproductives (King and Queen) - Secondary Reprodutives - Soldiers - Workers - Imatures
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