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What are the four measures of success for insects?
1) Species Diversity
2) High Numbers of Individuals
3) Evolutionary Longevity
4) Ecological diversity
Where can Insects be found?
1) High altitude/Latitude
2) Subterranean
3) Desert
4) Aquatic
5) Terrestrial
What is the only habitat that insects haven't colonized yet?
the ocean
What reasons have lead to insect success?
1) Small size
2) Presence of an exoskeleton and cuticle to colonize dry environments
3) They colonized land before the chordates
4) The higher orders undergo complete metamorphosis
5) Flight
6) High reproductive rate
What are the feeding habits of insects?
1) Decomposers/detritivores
2) Herbivores/phytophages
3) Carnivores/entomophages
4) Omnivores
What are some of insects negative roles in human society?
1) Damage to economic crops
2) Damage to stored food products
3) Damage structures and household goods
4) Annoy, parasitize and transmit disease to domestic animals
5) Annoy, parasitize and transmit desease to humans
what are some positive roles insects play in human society?
1) Insects can be a beautiful part of our natural environment
2) Pollination
3) Insects produce products humans can use (honey, silk)
4) medicinal use
5) human food
6) decomposition
7) Entomophagous insects are an important part of the biological control of insects
8) Insects are an important part of the food web
what order are springtails in?
Order Collembola
what order are Silverfish and Firebrats in?
Order Thysanura
What order are Mayflies in?
Order Ephemeroptera
What order are dragonflies and damselflies in?
Order Odonata
What order are Cockroaches in?
Order Blattodea
What order are praying Mantids in?
Order Mantodea
What order are Termites in?
Order Isoptera
What order are Earwigs in?
Order Dermaptera
What order are Bark lice and Book lice in?
Order Psocoptera
What order are Sucking lice and chewing lice in?
Phthiraptera
What order are Grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids in?
Orthoptera
What order and suborder are true bugs in?
Hemiptera, Heteroptera
What order and suborder are Aphids, leafhoppers, psyllids, whiteflies, scales and more?
Hemiptera, Homoptera
What order are Thrips in?
Thysanoptera
What order are Lacewings, antlions, snakeflies in?
Neuroptera
What order are beetles in?
Coleoptera
What order are flies in?
Diptera
What order are fleas in?
Siphonaptera
What order are butterflies and moths in?
Lepidoptera
What order are bees, wasps, and ants
Hymenoptera
What family has the Ground Beetles?
-Pronotum with notopleural structures
-metacoxae dividing first visible abdomin
-tarsal formula 5-5-5
family Carabidae
What family are scarabs in?
-Antenae with terminal 3-7 segments enlarged and flattened, like a layered club.
family Scarabaeidae
What family are lady beetles in?
-Pronotum ovoid, hooked like covering most of head
-body shape round/oval
-tarsal formula 3-3-3
family coccinellidae
What family are leaf beetles in?
-pronotum ovoid, hood-like, covering most of head
-body shape elongate oval
-tarsal formula 4-4-4
family chrysomelidae
What is the family of weevils?
-antennae elbowed
-head elongated into a snout
family curculionidae
What is the family of the darkling beetles?
-sclarite "notched" into compound eye
-tarsal segments 5-5-4
family Tenebrionidae
What is the family of hover flies?
-mimics hymenopteran shape and pattern
-"Spurious" vein between M1 + M2 and R4 + R5
family Syrphidae
What is the family of leaf miner flies?
-one with stout bristles in front of mouth
-wings Costa (C) broken near end of R1
Family Agromyzidae
What is the family of fruit flies?
-Subcosta (Sc) bent apically toward costa at nearly a right angle, but not reaching costa
Family Tephritidae
What is the family of tachinids?
-Thorax with large, convex, transverse postscutellum
-Abominal tergites very bristly
-Antennae - naked arista
Family Tachinidae
This family of flies has a vein 2A reaching lower wing margin, lower calypter equal to or smaller than upper
Family Muscidae
This family of flies has Vein 2A not reaching lower wing margin, lower calypter longer than upper
Family Anthomyiidae
This is the family of mosquitoes
Family Culicidae
What is the family of inchworms?
-wavy line pattern across wings
-forewing tipped
Geometridae
What is the family of cutworms?
-Stout thorax
Noctuidae
What is the family of snoutnosed moths?
Pyralidae
What is the family of leafrollers?
bell shaped wings
Tortricidae
What is the family of whites, sulfers?
Pieridae
What is the family of ants?
Formicidae
What is the family of wasps with the horse head on the wing venation?
Ichneumonidae
What is the family of wasps that has a bridle on the horse head?
Braconidae
What is the family of honeybees and bumblebees?
Apidae
What is the family of yellow jackets, paper wasps, and hornets?
Vespidae