Ambulatory & Cursorial legs modification of Insects by M.Salman

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Pictures and examples of Insects having ambulatory & cursorial leg modifications.

Department of Entomology BZ. University Multan

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Ambulatory & Cursorial legs modification of Insects by M.Salman

  1. 1. MODIFICATION OF INSECT LE Muhammad Salman agrarianbzu@yahoo.com Department of Entomology BZ. University Mu
  2. 2. Modification of Insect legs  Ambulatory or Walking Legs  Cursorial or Running Legs
  3. 3.  Ambulatory legs are used for walking.  Femur and tibia are long.  Legs are well developed similar in form.
  4. 4. Ak Grasshopper Pro- Leg of Ak- Grasshopper
  5. 5. Ak Grasshopper Pro-Leg of Ak Grasshpper
  6. 6. Green Grasshopper Pro Leg
  7. 7. Green Grasshopper Pro Leg
  8. 8. Cockroach Fore Leg Meso Leg
  9. 9. Cockroach Meso Leg Pro Leg
  10. 10. Boxelder bug Pro Leg & Meso Leg
  11. 11. Red Cotton Bug Pro Leg & Meso Leg
  12. 12. Red Cotton Bug Pro Leg Meso Leg
  13. 13. House Fly Pro Leg & Meso Leg
  14. 14. Alder Leaf Beetle Pro Leg
  15. 15. Bug First Two pairs of Legs
  16. 16. Stink bug with brown and white mask
  17. 17. Stink bug with Leathery Mask First Two Pairs
  18. 18. Tarnished Plant Bug Pro & Meso Leg
  19. 19.  Cursorial legs are used for running.  Femur is not swollen.  Long, thin leg segments.
  20. 20. American Cockroach Meta Leg
  21. 21. Meta Leg of Cockroach
  22. 22. Brown Banded Cockroach Meta Leg
  23. 23. Oriental Cockroach Meta Leg
  24. 24. Ant All legs of Ant
  25. 25. Bronze Tiger Beetle Last Two Pairs of legs
  26. 26. Ground Beetle Meso & Meta Leg
  27. 27. Starred ground beetle Meso & Meta Le
  28. 28. Meta Leg Meso Leg
  29. 29. Common Black Ground Beetle Meso & Meta Leg
  30. 30. Beetle
  31. 31. Silverfish Meta Leg
  32. 32. References Erin Hodgson, It's a bug's life, http://iowabuglife.blogspot.com/2012_08_01_archive.html, 2013  David Larson, True Bugs, http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~larsonmorgan/T rue%20Bugs/true%20bugs.html, 2013  Pavel Krasensky, Tarnished plant Bug, http://www.naturephoto-cz.com/tarnished-plant-bug-photo6735.html, 2013  Tony DiTerlizzi, Bug Guide, http://bugguide.net/node/view/9537/bgimage, 2013  Jiri Bohdal, Housefly, http://www.naturephotocz.com/house-fly-photo-14134.html, 2013 
  33. 33. References     Anonymous, Brown banded cockroach, http://www.orkin.com/cockroaches/brown-bandedcockroach/, 2013 Morgan Hatcher and Erin Weir, http://cornellcollege.edu/biology/insects2003/erinmorgan/o .htm, 2013 Armin, Periplaneta americana, http://www.amphioxus.org/content/periplanetaamericana?size=_original, 2013 Steve Spitzer, Bronze tiger beetle, http://www.flickr.com/photos/happy_peasant/2654190562/i n/photostream/, 2013
  34. 34. References    Malcom Storey, Common Black Ground Beetle, http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/common_bla ck_ground_beetle.htm, 2013 Jon Lieff, Ants, Individual and Colony, http://jonlieffmd.com/blog/ants-individual-and-colonysuperorganism-leadership-and-fire-ants, 2013 Jeffrey Hahn, Silverfish and firebrats in homes, http://www1.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/silve rfish-and-firebrats/, 2013

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