The answer to the crunching sounds in insects
- Label organs of a perch
- List Background information
- Understand their taxonomy, evolution, ecology, and body systems
- Add some interesting facts
Arthropods include insects, arachnids, and crustaceans. An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed appendages.
Arthropods that swim in water could venture on land becayuse they had the capability to store water in there exoskeleton. Arthropods like grasshoppers, have jointed legs that gives a strong jump.
Many arthropods lives flatwoods, Bayheads and pastures. Bigger birds like an eagle or hawks can eat arthropods. Preys of arthropods are smaller arthropods and rodents like mouse. Arthropods can be in 2nd trophic levels as primary consumers. Arthropod's niche are almost all around the world due to their great diversity. a symbiotic relationship between a grasshopper and a leave is predation.
Organs of Grasshopper
Aorta- supply all arteries with oxygenated blood
Crop- store excess food for later consumption.
Gastric- increase the surface area of the midgut, which helps in digestion
Stomach- breaks down food
Esophagus- connects the pharynx (throat) with the stomach
Intestines- digest nutrients
Malpighian tubules - gets rid of grasshopper's nitrogenous waste
Ovary- contain eggs
Heart- pumps blood
Rectum- muscular ring that is at the end of the large intestine
Anus- location where waste leaves the body
Ovipositor- lays eggs
Grashopper External Labeled
Head- includes the brain and mouth, protection
Pronotum- protection behind the head
Abdomen- protects the heart and reproductive organs
Lateral Foveola- top part of head
Median Carina- top part of the pronotum
Wing- allows for flight
Knee- allows the grasshopper to exert strong force to bounce
Furcula- contains the anus
Subgenital Plate- plate of the abdomen
Tibia- allows for grasshoppers to have a strong bone
Cercus- paired appendages
Femur- support entire skeletal structure
Where to find them?
Grasshoppers, spiders, and other insects can be found in your backyard camouflaging.
- Even though most of the arthropods lay eggs, in scorpions, the eggs hatch inside the female's body and it gives birth to young ones.
Arthropods are subjected to a biological process referred to as metamorphosis, wherein their body form and physiology undergo a radical transformation from egg stage to larva, pupa, and adult state.
- Each of the segments of an arthropod's body is specially designed to facilitate particular functions, including feeding, sensory perception, visceral functions, etc.
- While internal fertilization is common in arthropods, some aquatic arthropods undergo external fertilization.