Glossary of Biology (Chapter 14-15) Invertebrates
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- Tiny tubules in insects and some arachnids that carry air for respiration
- Small pores in and insects body that function in breathing
- Malpighian Tubules
- Numerous threadlike tubules in insects that extract wastes from the blood and empty them into the intestines.
- A membrane-covered chamber in the first abdominal segment
- Compound Eyes
- Eyes composed of many individual lenses
- A pointed extension formed off the last segment of a female's abdomen, used to deposit eggs.
- Incomplete Metamorphosis
- The line of development followed by such land insects: grasshoppers, cicada, and true bugs. (egg, nymph and adult)
- Hatches from egg, looks like a miniture, oddly proportioned adult. No wings and it isn't sexually mature yet.
- The immature stage, of an insect, that lives in water
- Complete Metamorphosis
- The process of development followed by almost 90% of all insects. (egg, larva, pupa and adults)
- "Straight Wing", grasshoppers, crickets, etc.
- "Sheath Wing", Beetles and Weevils
- "Two Wings", Flies, Mosquitos and Gnats
- "Scale Wing", Butterflies, Moths
- "Membranous Wing", Bees, Ants and Wasps
- Gastric Cece
- Finger-shaped organs attached to an insects stomach that secrete enzymes for digestion of foods.
- Salivary Glands
- Glands that secrete a fluid to moisten food before it gets digested.
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