7th Grade Ch. 2 Sec. 4 Insect Ecology
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  • 1. Ch. 2 Sec. 4 Insect Ecology
  • 2. Insects :
  • 3. 1. Play a key role in food chains producer - organism that makes its own food consumer - organism that obtains energy by eating other organisms decomposer - organism that eats wastes & dead organisms
  • 4. 2. are all consumers
  • 5. 3. can be prey for many animals
  • 6. 4. some are decomposers
    • Termites break down dead wood, leaves, and grass.
  • 7. Dung beetles break down animal droppings.
  • 8. 5. can be food for humans silkworm pupa pizza from Korea cricket lollipop
  • 9. wasp crackers from Japan
  • 10.  
  • 11. pollinators
  • 12. controlling pests
    • pesticides= chemicals that kill pests
    • traps
    • biological control= natural predator or disease released in area to fight harmful insects
  • 13. pesticides= chemicals that kill pests
  • 14.  
  • 15.  
  • 16. biological controls- eg: ladybugs eat aphids
  • 17. Draw pictures of 3 ways insects are used: prey for many animals
  • 18. Arthropod Treasure Hunt Spiny Backed Orb Weaver Organism # of legs Type of arthropod Location Butterfly Insect Butterfly tower