Sharp, piercing tools on the mouthpart of an insect which cut into the food source, such as mosquito uses to pentrate the flesh.
The long tubular flexible mouth found on butterflies and flies
The insect's chewing mouth parts
The science concerned with the study of insects.
The insect's midsection
Most insects have ______________ eyest hat enable them to see out of many different lenses, which together form one image
small appendages at the very tip of the abdomen in many insects, which are like feelers, but often look like pincers
________________ wings are thin, often clear, and have veins running through them
The scientific name for a foot.
the tiny feelers an insect has near its mouth to touch and taste food
Scientists who study insects
____________ eyes are typically ofund on insects and cannot see shapes, but can tell light from dark
the left over material from an insect's molted exoskeleton, which looks like a shell of the insect
the very small openings ont he insect's abdomen that let thhe air into and out of it's body.
Insects that are not beneficial to mankind.
Tiny wing-like styructures on a fly that are used for balance
A shaft on the end of the abdomen of a female insects used to lay eggs
The feelers on an insect's head which function like its nose
chemical messages that insects release to communicate with other insects
________________ wings are often colorful wings covered with tiny plated layers that form a fine powder when rubbed.
the end segment of an insect's body.
The device found on the end of a male insect used to hold the female during mating.
What body part do insects such as bees and wasps use to sting people.
How can you tell the difference between insects and other crawling creatures?
Insects have six legs, a three part body and an exoskeleton
What are the three segments of an insect's body called?
What is interesting about an insect's eyes?
They have lots of tiny lenses to make them see one image. These are called compound eyes.
What are simple eyes?
Eye's that dont have lots of lenses and they can only see light and dark
What are the three kinds of insect mouths?
Sucking, sponging, chewing
What is an example of an insect with a sucking mouth?
What is an example of an insect with a chewing mouth?
What is an example of an insect with a sponging mouth?
To what part of an insect's body are the legs and wings attached?
How does an insect breath?
They breath through tiny holes on heir body called spiracles. They let the bad gases out through the spiracles too.
Why can you put an insect under the water and it will not die?
Because the insect can close it's spiracles when it is under water and they when it get's back out it can open them up again.
What is an ovipositor?
It is the body part that the female uses to lay her eggs.
What are cerci?
They are feelers on the abdomen of the insect
Describe how a fly eats?
They spit on the food. Their spit breaks down the food and then they are able to sponge it up.
How are insects beneficial to humans?
They pollinate our plants. We would not have food if it were not for insects.
All insects are in what phylum and class?
Are insects vertebrates or invertebrates?
Are insects cold blooded or warm blooded?
What is the process called where insects shed their exoskeleton?
Why do insects have to molt?
Because they get too big for their exoskeleton
Describe the process of molting.
The insect starts to form a new exoskeleton under its old one. Then it makes a chemical that starts to eat away at the old exoskeleton and make it weak. The insect takes a big breath and it cracks it's old exoskeleton so that it can crawl out of it.
What is the new exoskeleton like after an insect molts?
It is soft and pliable. The insect is more vulnerable during this time.
What kind of food do sucking insects eat?
nectar, blood, fruit juices
What kind of food do insects with chewing mouths eat?
leafs, wood, other insects
What kind of food do insects with sponging mouths eat?
trash, feces, your food
How many joints are on an insect leg?
What are the little "hairs" on an insects legs called?