Entomology – 10/4 and 10/6

  1. We will go over the external anatomy of insects as we take a close-up look at our Lubber grasshoppers.
  2. Review the internal anatomy of insects with this tutorial. Answer the following questions as you look at insect internal anatomy. Be prepared to discuss.
    • How are molting and metamorphosis controlled?
    • What are some similarities/differences between human and insect circulatory systems?
    • What does the insect circulatory system transport?
    • Describe the role of spiracles in delivering oxygen to the insect’s body.
    • List the three sections of the insect digestive system and tell their main functions.
    • What are insects’ major excretory organs instead of kidneys? How do they work?
    • What is one major difference between insect and human reproductive systems?