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    Diving Beetle Adaptations

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    Adaptations allow certain animals to live in certain environments/habitats, these adaptations are crucial for the survival of an organism. Group 2 - Insects Insects are able to survive on land or in water. Both land insects and aquatic insects do the same gas exchange process however both have different adaptations that allow them to live in either land or water. A diving beetle and a mayfly are both good examples of how insects have adaptations that allow them to live in the water and be fully submerged without drowning. Diving beetles swim to the surface of the water to collect air, the gas exchange process then occurs and oxygen is produced. When the beetle swims back under the water they have a system in which they conceal the oxygen in…

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    The polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) problem, originated in Asian countries, shifted from a decayed and rotting host of trees in south east Asian countries to native, nursery, fruit, and landscape tree hosts in southern California and Israel. The boring beetle and tree host could exist mutually, however, the distinct symbiotic relationship between the invasive ambrosia beetle Euwallacea and the destructive fungi Fusarium poses a potential lethal threat to specific host trees, such as avocado…

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    By avoiding fights that they are unlikely to win, the Giant Rhinoceros Beetles can both save energy and prevent injury. There is evidence that fight escalation is most likely to occur between two equally sized males, with smaller males simply retreating after sensing they are outmatched(paper). With smaller beetles retreating shortly after contact, some stimuli is received that allows them to assess their opponents. How Giant Rhinoceros Beetle assess their opponents is currently unknown, but…

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    The Volkswagen beetle is one of the most recognized cars from nearly any point in automotive history. The VW beetle is one of the first common man cars, making its way from the early sides of Germany warming up for World War Two, to the 1970s, with hippies fighting their ways to peace and love across the world. And finally the Volkswagen beetle survives today as one of the cheapest cars but yet the oldest produced car in the war today. The Volkswagen Beetle has made an impact in history from…

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    forests has emerged in the form of two invasive species of beetles, the Asian Longhorned Beetle and the Emerald Ash Borer. Both beetles are major pests of widespread forest and neighborhood trees, and if left unchecked, have the potential to completely change the character of our forests. Although not as widely known as some higher-profile environmental issues, invasive species like the Asian Longhorned Beetle and the Emerald Ash Borer are nevertheless one of the greatest problems facing the…

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    Gall Fly Lab Report

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    lay their eggs at the tip of goldenrod shoots which hatches into the larva during the summer. The larva bored into the plants stem and begins forming a gall. The galls reach their full size at the end of the summer while the larva matures throughout the year. This is when predators start to attack the goldenrod and feed on the fly larvae within the gall. These predators include parasitoid wasps (Eurytoma gigantea and E. obtusiventris), the beetle (Mordellistena unicolor) and birds specifically…

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    Drought In Canada Essay

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    oxygen and consume carbon dioxide. If the trees are killed by the fires, it can lead to a rise in carbon emission, since there are no trees around and burning trees can also cause the release of carbon dioxide. The more greenhouse gases the trees release will in turn to create stronger effects for the global warming. Second of all, the insect outbreak is also affected by global warming. The survival of insects and diseases is largely depend on climate. Due to the warmer and wetter conditions by…

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    This is because each species fills a specific ecological niche, by being adapted to that environment. The loss of one species affects another as any species that will take over the niche will not be able to replace the function of the original species. They are important in maintaining the ecosystem services such as photosynthesis, biological control of pests, nutrient recycling, control of climate, pollination and treatment of microbial waste. Dung Beetles, play an important role in…

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    medium-sized galls are billions of sooty black spores. Southern Corn Leaf Blight is a fungal disease, but unlike the other fungal disease, we have previously discussed, it is found on the leaves of the corn plant. This disease appears in tan lesions on leaves. If your corn crop is infected with this fungal disease, it may cause rotten cobs or molded crop. Ways to manage corn leaf blight would be to use of resistant hybrids, and also tillage along with one-year crop rotation with a non-host…

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    Issues Of Climate Change

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    will starve. It messes up the whole reproduction process. Another way climate change impacts is causing to relocate or migrating up north because it 's now available. An issue in the gulf of Maine has showed up in the past few years. That issue is that the waters are warming up the fastest than any place on earth. This causes fish such as cod and herring to leave. Maine fisheries have been having to shut down creating major job loss and are going to continue to close because scientists predict a…

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