Lab 4. Morphology Part 1: Insect External Anatomy
In this lab you will examine a preserved grasshopper and learn to recognize and identify the various parts of an insect’s body.
The main objectives of this lab are to help you:
- learn to recognize and identify sclerites, sutures, and other external features of an insect’s body
- correlate structure with function in the legs, wings, and antennae of representative insects
- distinguish different types of mouthparts and explain how they are adapted for different kinds of food
- Turn in the “10 Orders Collection”, worth 20% of your Insect Collection points.