29.05.2017 Acriology

The study of grasshoppers, katydids, crickets and their relatives (Orthoptera)

Acoustic Communication in Insects
28.05.2017 Acoustic Communication in Insects

Sound is used by a wide variety of insects for diverse purposes

Acoustic Aposematism (Clicking) by Caterpillars
27.05.2017 Acoustic Aposematism (Clicking) by Caterpillars

Adult Lepidoptera are well known to perceive sound, such as the ultrasonic cries of insectivorous bats

Acoustical Communication in Heteroptera
26.05.2017 Acoustical Communication in Heteroptera

Acoustic signaling is found in many hemipteran families

Acetylcholine Esterase
25.05.2017 Acetylcholine Esterase

An enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine after it is released into the synaptic cleft of insect neurons

24.05.2017 Acetylcholine

The synaptic transmitter substance found in the insect central nervous system

23.05.2017 Acclimation

The adaptation of an organism’ s physiological responses to existing environmental conditions

Accessory Gland
22.05.2017 Accessory Gland

A gland associated with the male or female reproductive system, and producing substances associated with the sperm or eggs, respectively

Accessory Circulatory Organ
21.05.2017 Accessory Circulatory Organ

Although the dorsal vessel (heart) is normally considered to be the organ responsible for blood circulation in insects

Acaricides or Miticides
20.05.2017 Acaricides or Miticides

An acaricide or miticide is a pesticide that provides economic control of pest mites and ticks

Abdominal Pumping
19.05.2017 Abdominal Pumping

Contraction of the muscles associated with the abdomen can result in collapse and expansion of the air sacs

Abdomen of Hexapods
18.05.2017 Abdomen of Hexapods

The abdomen constitutes the caudal tagma in the hexapods and is usually larger than the other two, the head and the thorax