Insects<br />
Insects<br />Creeping, crawling, flying, digging, swimming… insects are the most numerous group of organisms on Earth<br /...
What is an Insect?<br />Insects have a body divided into three parts – head, thorax, and abdomen<br />Insects have three s...
Stages of Life<br />Egg<br />Larva<br />
Stages of Life (continued)<br />Pupae<br />Adult<br />
Methods of Eating<br />Insects have three ways of eating<br />Mandibles are used to saw and grind food<br />Tube-like mout...
Methods of Eating (continued)<br />Mandible Close-up<br />Leaf-Cutter Ant<br />
Methods of Eating (continued)<br />Tube-like Close-up<br />Monarch Butterfly<br />
Methods of Eating (continued)<br />Sponge-like Close-up<br />House Fly<br />
Methods of Movement<br />Insects can get around in many ways<br />Insects can fly, crawl, jump, even swim<br />Chances are...
Methods of Movement (continued)<br />Hopping<br />Floating<br />
Methods of Movement (continued)<br />Flying<br />Crawling<br />
Methods of Communication<br />Insects possess a very low-level method of communication<br />Many argue that they truly are...
Methods of Communicating (continued)<br />Bee Dance<br />Visual Cues<br />
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Insects

  1. 1. Insects<br />
  2. 2. Insects<br />Creeping, crawling, flying, digging, swimming… insects are the most numerous group of organisms on Earth<br />Insects make up 73% of all life on Earth whereas Vertebrates like us only make up 4%<br />
  3. 3. What is an Insect?<br />Insects have a body divided into three parts – head, thorax, and abdomen<br />Insects have three sets of legs attached to their thorax<br />
  4. 4. Stages of Life<br />Egg<br />Larva<br />
  5. 5. Stages of Life (continued)<br />Pupae<br />Adult<br />
  6. 6. Methods of Eating<br />Insects have three ways of eating<br />Mandibles are used to saw and grind food<br />Tube-like mouthparts act as a straw to suck up liquids like water and nectar<br />Sponge-like mouthparts secrete digestive enzymes, and lap up food<br />
  7. 7. Methods of Eating (continued)<br />Mandible Close-up<br />Leaf-Cutter Ant<br />
  8. 8. Methods of Eating (continued)<br />Tube-like Close-up<br />Monarch Butterfly<br />
  9. 9. Methods of Eating (continued)<br />Sponge-like Close-up<br />House Fly<br />
  10. 10. Methods of Movement<br />Insects can get around in many ways<br />Insects can fly, crawl, jump, even swim<br />Chances are that wherever you are you are most likely being tracked by an insect<br />
  11. 11. Methods of Movement (continued)<br />Hopping<br />Floating<br />
  12. 12. Methods of Movement (continued)<br />Flying<br />Crawling<br />
  13. 13. Methods of Communication<br />Insects possess a very low-level method of communication<br />Many argue that they truly are communicating with one another, others argue that they merely are just lucky or it is a big coincidence that they do these behaviors<br />
  14. 14. Methods of Communicating (continued)<br />Bee Dance<br />Visual Cues<br />
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