S: The Secret life of Insects
1: Leslie Paige | Airiana Carlos-Lee | Lydia Gutema | Shanasia Wingate
2: Vocab | Insects- An arthropod with three body sections , six legs, one pair of antennae, and usually one or two pairs wings. Thorax- mid section is the section to which the wings and legs are attached Complete Metamorphisms- has four dramatically different stages : egg, larva, pupa, and adult Pupa-second stage of complete metamorphosis Gradual Metamorphosis-has no distinctly different larval stage growing up through adult.
3: Nymph-an egg hatches Camouflage- protective coloration , Which insects blends it's surroundings so perfectly that it is nearly invisible to it's predator
4: The Insect Body | Insects are arthropods with tree body sections, six legs, one pair antennae, and on or of antennae. The three body sections are the head, thorax, and abdomen.The thorax is the section where the wings and the legs are attached. At the head the eyes and antennae are located. And last but not least the abdomen contains most of the insects internal organs. ,
5: The Insect Body
6: What has four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon, and three at night? | Insects go through a process know as metamorphosis. There are two types of metamorphosis. One is called complete metamorphosis. That consist different stages: egg, larva, pupa, then last but last but not least adult. A larva is an immature form an adult that looks a lot different from the adult. Larva's main purpose is to eat and grow. After a larva the insect moves on t0 stage 3 a pupa. A pupa is where the larva makes a protective covering (cocoon) and starts growing into a adult.
7: The second type of metamorphosis is called gradual metamorphosis. The egg hatches into a stage that is known as nymph. The nymph often looks like the adult. Then the nymph molts many times as it gradually becomes an adult.
8: Example of Complete metamorphosis | Egg | Larva | Pupa | Adult
9: How do the insects feed? | Well insects eat plants and parts of plants. They also eat things made of plants such as paper. Some insects feed on other animals. Take mosquitoes and ticks for an example. They have a specially adapted way to eating. Bees have long tongues to lap up nectar and ticks have jabbing mouths to bit into their victims.
10: Self Defense: Bug Style | Insects have to defend their selfs in some way from predators. So what is their secret? Camouflage. Camouflage is a protective coloring where the insect blends in with its surroundings. Certain insects blend in plants around them or other ones look like animals. The spots of some moths wings look like predators eyes., that way other creatures mistake it for a larger animal.
11: Controlling Insects | As interesting as insects are they are also a big problem. People put insect killer on their plants. The pesticides can kill insects but they also con harm other animals like birds. And after a while the type of insect becomes resistant to the killer.
12: For every person there is at least 200 million insects living.Some insects are harmless some are not..Some insects actually help us in life but others spread diseases such as malaria. .Some helpful insects prey on the harmful ones,which reduces the population of the harmful insects. Also if insects disappeared you and earth would never have a mosquito bite but there wouldn't be as much food.
13: mosquitoes transmit malaria | silkworm larvae spin fibers to make silk cloth | Bees make honey for us to eat