Category Archives: Conocephalinae

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Ento 101: the Abdomen

Long neglected, I am resuming with the Ento. 101 project. Please view the disclaimer at the bottom of the Entomology 101 page. Previous: Ento. 101–Legs. The Insect Abdomen (eidonomy for now, I’ll save the guts for later) […]

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Ento.101: Legs

(Previous Article: Insect Wing Structure) Continuing with entomological self-education… Legs: they define the Hexapods: attached to the prothorax, mesothorax and metathorax of  most mature adults in Class Insecta are a pair of legs, giving six […]

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Ento 101: Wings

Spring and now summer have brought with them the usual amount of diversions (family, work, field-trips etc.) as well as another (near) family tragedy. I have not forgotten Ento. 101; indeed I have missed my time sequestered […]

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Ento. 101: External Structure – the Thorax

Re-cap: In previous posts I covered the insect integument and the first tagma – the head, with mouthparts, eyes and antenna.The insect body is divided into three tagma: the head, thorax and abdomen (Fig. 1). In this post I will […]

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Ento. 101: External Structure III – Eyes and Antennae

The Eyes Most insects have two compound eyes with multiple facets, varying from one to thousands in number. Many will also have 1 to 3  dorsal ocelli on the top of the head. Larval insects […]

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