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 Cricket, Insects, Cricket, insect, Pictures, Catalog, Encyclopedia
Most crickets have wings, and the males (and some females) "chirp" or "sing" by rapidly drawing a filelike structure on one fore wing over a thickened vein on the opposing wing.
Date : 3/8/2006 Time : 9:50:09 AM The cricket is a slender, chirping, jumping insect closely related to grasshoppers and cockroaches.
Mole crickets burrow with enlarged forelegs and are pests of vegetables in sandy soils.
www.4to40.com /earth/geography/htm/insectsindex.asp?counter=8   (268 words)

  
 Fenton, M. Brock, 1991. SEEING IN THE DARK . BATS. Vol 9, No 2:9-13.
When the insect's wings are at the top or bottom of a wingstroke, for example, they reflect sound from a larger surface than when they are in a horizontal position.
When a long, narrowband echolocation call strikes the body of an insect that is beating its wings, the returning echoes reflect a rhythmic, but constant, pattern.
Bats perform at night many of the activities necessary for their survival, sometimes accomplishing the feat in total darkness.
www.batcon.org /batsmag/v9n2-3.html   (268 words)

  
 Scientists Online: General Facts
The front wings of true bugs are thickened and colored near where they are attached to the insect's body, and are clearer and thinner towards the hind end of the wing.
A: Insects eat by either chewing their food (like grasshoppers and caterpillars), or sucking it up (like aphids, stinkbugs and mosquitoes).
A: I'm not sure what the smallest insect is (I had one here somewhere, but I can't seem to find it...) but the smallest insect eggs belong to a member of the family Tachinidae, a group of parasitic flies.
teacher.scholastic.com /researchtools/articlearchives/bugs/general.htm   (1294 words)

  
 insect
, the inventor of the Super Insect has been experimenting with tilting the "wing" as a way of controling the flight..
Down load the plan for the super insect take all the dimensions and multiply by 1.7 you will get a great indoor plane that can be built in about two evenings with about $4.00 worth of scraps from the building room.
I have been flying modified versions of Bill Warner's "Insect" all last year, indoors as rubber powered and free-flight electric (they work OK outdoors if the wind is light).
home.att.net /~dannysoar/insect.htm   (852 words)

  
 A true wing-man - Focus
Singer's is not the kind of work that has obvious social relevance: He examines the relationships between insects and plants, with an eye on the habits and distribution of insect populations.
Singer places the butterflies, which have numbers marked in red Sharpie on their wings, onto different plants and observes and records the butterflies' reactions to the plants.
Singer is short and balding and rather beefy; the Quino Checkerspot, on the other hand, has delicate wings that fan out in bands of orange, black and white.
www.dailytexanonline.com /media/paper410/news/2005/02/18/Focus/A.True.WingMan-869527.shtml   (2038 words)

  
 madison.com archives: Dragonfly Habitat Will Be Protected

Endangered Insect Lives In State

The insect has bright emerald-green eyes and a metallic green thorax, with yellow stripes on its sides.
Its body is about 2.5 inches long, its wing span about 3.3 inches.
Habitat loss is the biggest reason for its decline, as wetlands in the Upper Midwest have been drained for farming and urban development.
www.madison.com /archives/read.php?ref=tct:2004:09:22:387302:METRO   (488 words)

  
 MANAGEMENT OF MAIZE INSECT PESTS
The outer third of its wings is usually crossed by two zigzag streaks of pale yellow, and often there are pale yellow areas on the forewings.
The winged form is about the same size as the wingless form and has a dark green and black body and black cornicles (figure, center).
The winged form is observed when colonies on the leaves (see figure) and tassels increase in size at pollen shedding and silking time.
ipmworld.umn.edu /chapters/maize.htm   (488 words)

  
 UF Book of Insect Records
Now chapters are solicited from anyone interested in researching an insect record and lengthier chapters are permitted.
Those who are interesting in augmenting or improving this collection of insect records are invited to contribute.
The University of Florida Book of Insect Records names insect champions and documents their achievements.
ufbir.ifas.ufl.edu   (488 words)

  
 The Soul of the White Ant - Marais - Ch9
When the insect has shed its skin for the last time and is full-grown, the wings begin to grow from these buds with a kind of hinge which allows for the greatest possible range of movements.
The insect appears to be able to discard the wings by a voluntary movement of the wing itself.
It is from this hinge that the insect breaks its wings with a lightning-like movement.
journeytoforever.org /farm_library/Marais1/whiteantch9.html   (488 words)

  
 The Synergism Hypothesis
Similarly, Strassmann et al., (1994) compared allozyme polymorphisms in "incipient" social wasps of the subfamily Stenogastrinae and estimated that the average relatedness among colony members in one of the best studied species (Liostenogaster flavolineata) was.22, the lowest so far reported for any primitively eusocial insect.
Recent discoveries that many insect colonies consist of multiple queens or multiple patrilines have presented a challenge to the long-standing inclusive fitness explanation for social insects (a thesis that can be traced all the way back to Darwin).
Sociobiology: As defined by Edward O. Wilson (1975), sociobiology is concerned with behavioral relationships among members of the same species, ranging from parent-offspring interactions to elephant seal "harems" and the tightly integrated division of labor in a number of social insect species.
www.complexsystems.org /publications/synhypo.html   (488 words)

  
 Lawrence Hargrave: Australian Aviation Pioneer
Wing Rotation and the Aerodynamic Basis of Insect Flight
One of the areas of interest is the aerodynamic efficiency of various fixed wing, flapping wing, or rotary wing concepts since these vehicles are very small and must fly at very low speeds.
The long term goal of this project is to develop aircraft systems that weigh less then one ounce, have about a three inch wing span and can fly for 20 to 50 minutes at between 25 and 35 m.p.h..
www.ctie.monash.edu.au /hargrave/legacy1.html   (958 words)

  
 iwings: T-wing
never saw an insect sitting with spread wings.
Normally they sit with wings folded on the back.
iwings.blogspot.com /2005/09/t-wing.html   (47 words)

  
 Search Encyclopedia.com
For example, the wing of a bird is analogous to the wing of an insect, since both are used for flight.
whirlwind whirlwind, revolving mass of air resulting from local atmospheric instability, such as that caused by intense heating of the ground by the sun on a hot summer day.
Examples of whirlwinds are waterspouts, tornadoes, small whirls of dust or leaves, and the sand whirls of the desert, called dust devils or dust whirls.
www.encyclopedia.com /search.asp?target=Westland+Whirlwind+fixed+wing&rc=10&fh=21&fr=11   (429 words)

  
 Morphology of a butterfly
Morphology of a butterfly: adult lepidopteran insect with wings covered with fine scales of various colors.
Hind wing: rear appendage of aerial locomotion of a butterfly.
Fore wing: foremost appendage of aerial locomotion of a butterfly.
www.infovisual.info /02/049_en.html   (153 words)

  
 Science -- Dudley 284 (5422): 1937
By contrast, flight of smaller insects is facilitated by rapid wing rotation at the ends of the down- and upstroke, and by taking advantage of vortices shed previously from the translating wing.
article by M. Brookes titled "On a wing and a vortex" about research on insect flight by C. Ellington and others.
The lingering vortex wake is sufficiently strong and nearby so as to induce force-generating circulatory airflow around the wing.
www.physics.ohio-state.edu /~wilkins/writing/Assign/topics/fly/dudley.html   (153 words)

  
 publications.html
The phylogeny of the families of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) based on characters of the hind wing articulation, hind wing base and wing venation.
The morphology of the hind wing articulation and wing base of the Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) with some phylogenetic implications.
Scholtz, C.H. Review of insect systematic research in South Africa.
www.up.ac.za /academic/zoology/New/chscholtz/publications.html   (153 words)

  
 Cliffbee.com: Transformer Toy Reviews: Shrapnel
I should point out that Shrapnel doesn't have true insect legs, the rear set are actually purple posts hanging off the underside of his purple robot arms, which sit on the sides of the insect, and are rather obvious.
Shrapnel's a decent little mecha insect, and while his insect mode isn't very realistic, his robot mode's not bad and the colours work, so if you're a G1 fan he's worth grabbing.
Being a Diaclone recolour, Shrapnel has a cockpit, which is a transparent yellow hatch on his thorax, on top of which sits a Decepticon logo - his rubsign lives on his right wing cover.
www.cliffbee.com /reviews/shrapnel.htm   (745 words)

  
 Images of the type specimen of Tupus permianus Sellards 1906
Chris has assembled an extraordinary variety of fossil insect specimens, from many geological areas of North America, that together comprise a quite valuable resource.
Below: Fore wing of type specimen - ventral surface of left wing.
Below: Hind wing of type specimen - ventral surface of left wing.
www.windsofkansas.com /tupus.html   (125 words)

  
 02.03.99 - More About: The World of Insects
Through hands-on activities, guests can control a robo-bug to learn about insect locomotion, step inside an insect's eye to see how it views the world or get an up-close look at a mosquito's mouth or a butterfly's wing at the magnification station.
Real insect collections, including arachnids, beetles, butterflies and "weird" insects, will also be on display.
The moving robots mimic real-life insect behaviors, revealing how they eat, communicate and move about.
www.berkeley.edu /news/berkeleyan/1999/0203/insects.html   (125 words)

  
 Neuroethology: Echolocation in the Bat
In the case of an insect, the wing beat of the insect causes its own Doppler shift to be superimposed on the existing Doppler shift.
The mustached bat engages in what is known as Doppler-shift compensation, that is the bat lowers its own emitted CF so that the Doppler shifted echo returning from the insect is precisely in the range where the bat has the best chance of detecting it...61.0-61.5 KHz.
The mustached bat often hunts in vegetation and the CF component of the pulse may help this bat focus in on insects moving within the vegetation.
nelson.beckman.uiuc.edu /courses/neuroethol/models/bat_echolocation/bat_echolocation.html   (2279 words)

  
 Ianni Butterfly Enterprises - Butterfly, Moth, and Insect Specimens Sorted Items
Precis radama female F (Madagascar) Wing Span 1 3/4 inches
Graphium endochus Confined to Madagascar (Madagascar) Wing Span 2 1/5 Inches
Graphium cyrnus Confined to Madagascar (Madagascar) Wing Span 3 Inches
iannibutterfly.net /group2sort.ihtml   (1242 words)

  
 John Ewer - Publications
Identification of the gene encoding bursicon, an insect neuropeptide responsible for cuticle sclerotization and wing spreading.
Ewer, J., De Vente, J., and Truman, J.W. (1994) Neuropeptide induction of cyclic GMP increases in the insect CNS: resolution at the level of single identifiable neurons.
Ewer, J. and Truman, J.W. Increases in cyclic GMP occur at ecdysis in an evolutionarily conserved insect neuronal network.
entomology.cornell.edu /Faculty_Staff/Ewer/papers.html   (1242 words)

  
 strepsis
Strepsiptera or twisted wing insects are an endoparasitic insect order in which the females, in all but the most basal family, never leave their host.
Strepsiptera are also frequently mentioned because the systematic position of this insect order remains still unresolved.
The most conspicuous feature of this group is that their first wing pair is reduced to a structure that looks and functions (Pix et al.
www.nbb.cornell.edu /neurobio/hoy/webpage/birgit/pages/strepsis.html   (1907 words)

  
 Black-capped Chickadee
The Black-capped Chickadee is from 4.75 to 5.75 inches long with a wingspan of from 7.5 to 8.5 inches.
The amount of white in the wing of the Black-capped Chickadee is more extensive than in the Carolina Chickadee, especially in the wing coverts (Kaufman 1990).
These birds provide a beneficial service by foraging over twigs and branches and bark for their favorite foods of caterpillars, insect eggs, scale insects, aphids, and other insect pests.
www.wbu.com /chipperwoods/photos/bcchickadee.htm   (570 words)

  
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www.machinerypete.com /admin/data/files/rawdata2-1-2002-6.txt   (570 words)

  
 Black-capped Chickadee
The Black-capped Chickadee is from 4.75 to 5.75 inches long with a wingspan of from 7.5 to 8.5 inches.
The amount of white in the wing of the Black-capped Chickadee is more extensive than in the Carolina Chickadee, especially in the wing coverts (Kaufman 1990).
These birds provide a beneficial service by foraging over twigs and branches and bark for their favorite foods of caterpillars, insect eggs, scale insects, aphids, and other insect pests.
www.wbu.com /chipperwoods/photos/bcchickadee.htm   (570 words)

  
 Student exercise re. skimming
Kukalova Peck, J. Origin of the insect wing and wing articulation from the arthropodan leg.
Kukalova-Peck, J. Origin and evolution of insect wings and their relation to metamorphosis, as documented by the fossil record.
www.bio.psu.edu /People/Faculty/Marden/skim.html   (570 words)

  
 Black-capped Chickadee
The amount of white in the wing of the Black-capped Chickadee is more extensive than in the Carolina Chickadee, especially in the wing coverts (Kaufman 1990).
These birds provide a beneficial service by foraging over twigs and branches and bark for their favorite foods of caterpillars, insect eggs, scale insects, aphids, and other insect pests.
They are similar in appearance to the Carolina Chickadee, and where their ranges overlap, they readily interbreed producing a range of hybrids.
www.wbu.com /chipperwoods/photos/bcchickadee.htm   (570 words)

  
 European Journal of Entomology
A scenario is proposed for the origin and evolution of the insect hind wing.
Coleoptera suborders, Endopterygota, Neoptera, Endoneoptera lineages, insect wings, phylogeny, morphology
The special role and influence of the hind wing anojugal lobe on the diversification of Neoptera and Endoneoptera is discussed.
www.eje.cz /scripts/viewabstract.php?abstract=683&browsevol=101(1)   (570 words)

  
 Brown Swiss Caddis
Over the years, I have tied many variations of caddis using Swiss Straw and have found this to be a great material in imitating many different insect wings.
Another great variation I tie is a pattern called the Electric Caddis (size 18), using a dyed lime green rabbit, and gray Swiss Straw wing.
Wing : Brown Swiss Straw trimmed to caddis wing.
www.flytyingworld.com /PagesJ/jl-brown_swiss_caddis.htm   (570 words)

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