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Science 01

Nature

TermDefinition
goldenrod plant that is a chief source of pollen and nectar for insects in the fall
pollination the transfer of pollen from the male parts to the female parts of plants
pollen the "dust" the flowers use in producing seeds
nectar sweet liquid flowers use to attract insects
ovipositor egg-laying "stinger of a female insect
drone bee -male bee -don't sting
queen bee mates and lays eggs
yellow jacket its nest is made of paper
honeybee dies a few hours after losing its stinger
camouflage ability of an animal to blend in with its background
true bugs -piercing-sucking mouthparts -wings form V or X
invertebrates have no backbone
food chain -begins with green plants -the chain from a food source to the ultimate consumer
mimicry -example: hover fly and drone fly Viceroy butterfly and Monarch butterfly -harmless insects which closely resemble harmful insects
Benefit of praying mantises on gardens. eat harmful insects
beetle -chewing mouthparts -make up one fourth of all animals -straight line running down the abdomen -larvae are called grubs
composite flower family whose name means "made up of many parts"
disk tiny yellow flowers in the center of the daisy
ray white flowers that surround the center of the daisy
nymph young insects that look like the adults
spider -not an insect: only two body parts -has eight legs
goldenrod spider turns white on the white part of a daisy and yellow on the yellow part
drone fly insect that mimics bees
bumblebee queen hibernates
bees have two pairs of wings
black-eyed Susan looks like a daisy with yellow ray and brown disc flowers
ragweed -plant that is confused with goldenrod -its pollen causes hay fever in some people
daisy its namers thought it reminded them of an eye that closes at night and opens at dawn
aster -autumn flower has more than one flower head per stem -its ray flowers change color from blue and purple to white
thistle -plant with prickly leaves and stem -fragrant purple flower head
insects three body parts
praying mantis so long and narrow it is mistaken for a twig
migrate insects move from one place to another with the changing seasons
reasons insects seem to disappear in late fall -some die -some migrate -some hibernate -some live in the hive
predator animals that capture and feed on other animals
larvae immature insects that do not look like adult insects
Created by: dsaff