Pronunciation Guide for Scientific Names

Acherontia atropos ah-KER-on-tee-uh at-TRUH-pohs Acyrthosiphon pisum as-er-THOS-ih-fon PY-sum Aedes aegypti ay-EE-deez ee-JIP-ty Allopauropus carolinensis al-oh-puh-ROP-uhs kar-uh-LINE-en-sis Anthophiloptera dryas an-thoh-FILL-op-tuh-ruh DRY-uhs Apis mellifera AY-puhs muh-LIF-uh-ruh Basilia falcozi buh-SIL-ee-ay FAL-koh-zy Blatta orientalis BLAY-tuh or-ee-EN-tuh-lis Blattella germanica BLAY-tell-uh jer-MAN-ih-kuh Carausius morosos kuh-RAW-see-uhs muh-ROH-suhs Ceratitis capitata sair-uh-TID-is...

House Centipede Scutigera coleoptrata

Physical characteristics Adult house centipedes measure up to 1.2 inches (35 millimeters) in length. They are yellow or brown with three purplish or bluish bands along the length of the body. They have large compound eyes on each side of the head. The antennae are very long and threadlike with five hundred to six hundred segments. Adults have fifteen pairs of long slender legs that keep the body well above the ground when they are on the move. The last pair of legs are the longest with those of...

Trissolcus basalis

Physical characteristics The body is black with elbow-shaped antennae that point downward and a flattened abdomen. They measure 0.04 to 0.05 inches (1 to 1.3 millimeters) in length. The wing veins are reduced in size and number. Geographic range This species is found in parts of the southeastern United States, the West Indies, Venezuela, Brazil, Australia, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Morocco, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Portugal, France, and Italy. Habitat These insects are found in many kinds of crops,...

Liposcelis bostrychophila

Physical characteristics Book lice are small, about 0.04 inches (1 millimeter) in length. They are wingless, somewhat flattened, and are pale brown in color. Each compound eye is made up of seven lenses. Geographic range They are found on all continents. Habitat Book lice are commonly found in homes and businesses where foods are stored. They also occur in the wild in the nests of birds and other animals. Diet They eat funguses and other bits of plant and animal materials. Behavior and...

Insects And Spiders Volume

Readers Pronunciation Guide for Scientific Names xi Words to Getting to Know Insects and Spiders xxv Sea Horseshoe crabs 8 Spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks 15 Silverfish and fire brats 65 Dragonflies and damselflies 81 Grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids 166 Heel-walkers or gladiators 189 Timemas and stick and leaf insects 193 Species List by Biome li Species List by Geographic Range lv Readers Pronunciation Guide for Scientific Names xi Words to Getting to Know Insects and Spiders xxv...