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Insect Project

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S: Insect Project - Eubanks, Diaz, Mody

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FC: Our Insect Project Will Eubanks, James Diaz, Ronak Mody

1: Insects are arthropods with three body sections, six legs, one pair of antennae, an usually one or two pairs of wings.

2: The three sections of an insect are the head, thorax, and abdomen.

3: Insects have compound eyes, which have many lenses.

4: Insects begin their life as eggs.

5: Then, metamorphosis changes them into an adult.

6: The two types of metamorphosis are complete and gradual metamorphosis.

7: You are probably familiar with complete metamorphosis. In this process, there are four stages.

8: They are egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

9: In the larva stage, the insect looks very different from the adult.

10: Next is the pupal stage. This is the "cocoon" we think of.

11: Finally, the pupa becomes an adult.

12: The next type of metamorphosis is called gradual metamorphosis.

13: Instead of the larva and pupa stages, there are two nymph stages.

14: These are the nymph and larger nymph.

15: Nymphs are small, growing versions of the adult insect.

16: If it was living, or it is living, some kind of insect will eat it.

17: Most insects have specialized mouth parts designed for the type of food they eat.

18: Insects have various ways of defending themselves.

19: The most common is camouflage.

20: Other insects closely resemble another organism.

21: There are 200,000 times more insects than people.

22: Some insect species can be helpful, while others can be harmful.

23: Many species may also carry disease.

24: However, the vast majority of insects are not harmful to humans.

25: Unfortunately for the ones that are, we humans have ways to get rid of them.

26: Biological controls are used to control insect populations.

27: Biological controls are natural predators introduced to the insect's environment.

28: These controls are much more effective and better for the environment than pesticides.

29: Pesticides are chemicals released into the environment to kill insects.

30: Unfortunately, these pesticides kill many other things besides insects.

31: DDT is a well known pesticide that nearly caused the bald eagle species to become extinct.

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  • Title: Insect Project
  • created 05 February 2010
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  • Published: almost 10 years ago