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Study of the relationships of insects with their environment

Insect ecology

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Feeding on only one food/host species

Monophagous/monophagy

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Feeding on many unrelated foods/hosts

Polyphagous

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Feeds on plants

Phytophagous

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Feeds on animals

Zoophagous

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Feeds on insects

Entomophagous

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Feeds on dead organic matter

Scavenger/decomposer

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Feeds on plant and animal matter

Omnivorous

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The act of killing and feeding on another organism

Predation

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Organisms being killed by predators

Prey

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The act of one organism obtaining nourishment or favor from another

Parasitism

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Parasites get nutrition from

Hosts

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Where is the idea of a 'pest' based from

Human interedt

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2 examples of scavengers

Cockraoches, flies

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2 examples of structursl insect pests

Wood-feeding termites
Powderpost beetles

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Structural insect pests feed on

Wood and other cellulosic materials

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Predator or parasites who eat insect pests are (3)

Beneficial insects, biological control agents, natural enemies

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Name of parasite that specificaly denotes an insect

Parasitoid

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Egg-laying

Oviposition

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Giving birth to live youngs

Larviposition

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Is goerned by requirements and other needs of the insects, mostly where food abounds

Nesting behavior

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2 types of mimicry (defense)

Batesian, mullerian

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Type of mimicry whn a harmless insect copies a harmful species for protection

Batesian mimicry

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Type of mimicry when a harmful insect copies another harmful species

Mullerian mimicry

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Include gift-giving habit, sex pheromone, seasons, etc.

Courtship & mating behavior

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Through use of sound, light, physical contact, etc.

Communicaton

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Social behavior of social insects (in a colony: queen, king/drone, workers, soldiers)

Caste system

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Feeding habits influence this through visual, chemical, and tactile cues

Host selection

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Symbiotic relationship where both species are benefited
Eg. Ants get honeydew from aphids and other hemipteran-homopteran insects
And ants protect them from predators & parasitoids

Mutualism

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Insects kill and feed on other insects as prey, predator is benefited, prey is adversely affected

Predation