Glossary terms beginning with G
- a growth on a plant in response to the action of an insect.
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- the swollen section of a Hymenopteran abdomen.
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- cf. Type specimen - a specimen that acts as the name bearer for a species.
- one of the seven taxonomic ranks used to classify living organisms. Genus comes after Family and before Species.
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- the larvae of Geometrid moths.
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- a silken thread used to support the pupae of a butterfly or moth.
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- an insect's tongue.
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- cf. Lampyridae - a family of beetles, also known as glow-worms, and most notable for their ability to emit light.
- the name given to a number of species of fly in the suborder Nematocera.
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- Goliath beetle
- a subfamily of Scarab beetles. Goliath beetles are some of the largest of the beetles with some larvae weighing as much as 100 grams.
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- cf. Orthoptera - the Orthoptera (or grasshoppers and crickets) are an Order of insects. They commonly have large hind legs that are used for jumping.
- cf. Aphid - insects in the Superfamily Aphidoidea within the Suborder Sternorrhyncha. They are often considered pests on plants.
- the main digestive organ in insects.
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- an insect that has some cells that are male and some that are female.
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- the female reproductive of bees, ants and wasps. Usually the name used to describe the female before she has been on the nuptial flight.
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