arthropod is a passive carrier
arthropod is a part of the organism's life cycle
what is the arthropod protected by?
what type of circulatory system do arthropods have?
open, tubular heart pumps hemolymph
how is uric acid expelled?
what kind of metamorphosis do dipterans go through?
culex, mansonia, aedes
eggs dont have floats
cigar shaped eggs with side floats
black fly (simulium)
deposits eggs into fast-flowing fresh water
adult females feed on blood of animals, butes produce severe reactions
leishmaniasis, remain close to breeding grounds
both male and female bite, leave large painful welts. larva develop in soil
assassin bug, itchy swellings due to toxins released at bite
bites at night
babesia, lyme disease
lyme dz is the most common tick infecton in the US