Chemical communication between organisms which is positive for the sender and negative for the receiver.
A severe allergic response in a vertebrate. In the worst case, "anaphylactic shock," death may result.
Migration which occurs every year at a predictable time.
The order of insects containing the sucking lice.
Primitively wingless insect orders.
An insect muscle which contracts multiple times due to a single nerve impulse.
Biological disease transmission
The case in which the agent causing disease must pass some part of its lifecycle within the vectoring organism.
Light produced by a living organism.
Plants that harvest insects and other arthropods to meet their demands for nitrogen and other nutrients.
Different body plans for different jobs, within the same species of eusocial insect.
Brilliant red dye produced by scale insects found on prickly pear cacti.
Exchange of information between two living organisms.
Species which aggregate during some phase of the lifecycle but do not maintain social contact throughout the lifecycle.
A condition in which the sufferer believes non-existent insects inhabit one's person.
An organism causing negative effects in another organism.
Direct flight muscles
major flight muscles directly attached to the bases of the wings.
Hexapods with exposed mouthparts
Insect orders which undergo complete metamorphosis.
Primitive insects with mouthparts hidden in the head.
The practice of eating insects.
An irrational fear of insects.
Species with cooperative brood care, reproductive division of labor, and perennial colonies with overlapping generations.
Insect orders which undergo incomplete metamorphosis.
Using insects to understand crime scenes.
cluster of nerve cell bodies.
An insect order containing the aphids, true bugs, and their allies. Includes the fomer Homoptera (aphids, etc.) which are all plant feeders, and the former Hemiptera (true bugs), which includes plant feeders, predators, and parasites.
An arthropod with six legs.
Indirect flight muscles
major flight muscles attached to the walls of the thorax rather than the bases of the wings
The insect order containing termites.
Chemical communication between organisms which is negative for the sender and positive for the receiver.
A large, often migratory, grasshopper
The chemical which produces, when combined with light, ATP, and the enzyme luciferinase, light in insects.
Using pheromones to confuse pest insects so that they can't find each other to mate.
Mechanical disease transmission
The case where a disease agent is transmitted on the surface or in the mouthparts of the vectoring organism.
directional movement of large numbers of organisms
Parasitic infestation of living vertebrate tissue by larval flies.
Migration in any direction in response to the availability of resources.
An organism which lives in, on, or near another organism at that organism's expense.
An organism causing disease in another.
chemical that facilitates communication between members of the same species.
an animal whose body temperture varies with that of the surrounding environment.
Transfer of pollen (male germ cells) from one flower to the style and ovary of another flower, accomplishing fertilization.
The hemimetabolous order of insects including grasshoppers and crickets. Forewings (if present) are leathery tegmina; hind legs modified for jumping. Chewing moutparts.
An organism which sustains a disease agent on the landscape for long periods of time. Reservoirs are usually unaffected, or minimally affected, by the agent.
Rubbery protein that stores energy in insect cuticle and muscle
Speices with cooperative brood care and reproductive division of labor.
Durable, high gloss furniture finish produced by an Asian scale insect.
Those that move body parts of an insect.
Commercial product of the domesticated silkworm, Bombus mori. Produced by the salivary glands of the caterpillar as it spins its cocoon.
Species which don't interact with others of their species except to mate or in response to resources.
Muscle that contracts one time for a single nerve impulse
Sound produced by dragging a row of peg-like structures across a file-like structure.
Species in which a single female or a mated pair care for descreet broods of immatures.
Fly larvae, raised in sterile conditions, used to remove necrotic (dead) tissue from wounds.
The primitively wingless insect order containing silverfish and their relatives. Three tail appendages, scaled bodies, can molt as adults (unlike virtually all other insects).
Sharing of gut contents between members of the same species, either through regurgitation or defecation.
Tymbal (or tympanum)
In insects, a thickened plate of chitin connected to powerful asynchronous muscles; deflection of the tymbal by the muscle produces sound. Typified by cicadas.
Urticating seta ("hairs")
Stinging setae found on some insects, including some caterpillars
An organism transmitting a disease agent from an infected to an uninfected host.
Those that move the internal organs of an insect.