Mosquito Digestion Nutrition

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  1. larvae have ... adapted for
    chewing and scraping
    mandibles
  2. A few species of mosquitoes (e.g.,
    Toxorhynchites spp.) are ... on
    other aquatic arthropods; these larvae
    have mandibles adapted for ... and
    ...
    • predaceous
    • tearing
    • shredding
  3. The amount of ... available to larvae is
    one of the factors that determine the time
    needed to complete ... development.
    • food
    • larval
  4. If ... is limited, larval developmental
    time is extended.
    food
  5. The digestive tract changes from that of
    a larva to an adult during the pupal stage,
    and so, the pupal does not ..
    feed
  6. Both male and female adult mosquitoes
    drink water and feed on sugar sources
    such as ... or ....
    • flowers
    • fruit
  7. Most female mosquitoes require vertebrate ... to develop eggs for reproduction, and except under special situations, blood does not
    contribute to ....
    • blood
    • nutrition
  8. Both males and females use the ... for feeding
    proboscis
  9. Mosquitoes in the genus ... do not feed on vertebrate blood.
    Toxorhynchites
  10. ... is the term used
    to describe the development of eggs to
    maturity without a blood meal, and this
    trait appears in many species under various
    circumstances.
    autogeny
  11. ... is difficult for larvae. Larvae that
    live in ... habitats tend towards ... water uptake and loss of ions through ....
    • hydration
    • freshwater
    • excess
    • osmosis
  12. ... is the biological mechanism by which water passes through semi-permeable membranes from the side of the membrane having a lower concentration of ions to the side of the membrane having the higher concentration of membranes.
    Osmosis
  13. Larvae in ... habitats tend to lose
    ...
    • saline
    • water
  14. larvae in ... habitats drink large amounts of water and by selective removal of ions by a set of organs called the ... ... and
    by the ....
    • saline
    • Malpighian tubules
    • rectum

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Mosquito Digestion Nutrition
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