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4th Food Web

Food Chain The sequence of the transfer of food energy from one organism to another in an ecological community. A food chain begins with a producer, usually a green plant or alga that creates its own food through photosynthesis.
Food Web: a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains.
Predator: an animal that naturally preys on others
Prey: an animal that is hunted and killed by another for food
Producer: any green plant or any of various microorganisms that can convert light energy into food
Consumer: any animals that preys on plants or other animals
Herbivore: a kind of animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants
Carnivore: a kind of animal that depends only on flesh or meat of other organisms for their nutrition
Omnivore: a kind of animal that eats either other animals or plants
Decomposer an organism, especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that breaks down dead material
complete metamorphosis an insect goes through four distinct stages: Egg. Larva. Pupa.
Incomplete metamorphosis an insect hatches from an egg and then goes through several nymphal stages. Each nymphal stage looks like a small version of the adult but getting slightly bigger with age.
Created by: wjewell