Glossary terms beginning with R
- an important vein within the fore wings of insects.
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- the Order Raphidioptera are primitive insects. The Order contains about 200 species and are more commonly known as Snakeflies.
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- a phrase used to describe the grasping fore legs of some insects and other invertebrates.
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- cf. Assassin bug - insects in the Order Hemiptera (True bugs) that feed on the bodily fluids of other animals.
- Reflex bleeding
- a defensive behaviour in some insects where a noxious fluid is exuded by the insect when threatened.
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- cf. Kingdom - one of the main divisions used in the biological classification/taxonomy of organisms.
- Relaxing box
- a box used to relax dead insects to enable them to be set and pinned.
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- Rhino beetle
- cf. Rhinoceros beetle - a subfamily of Scarab beetles. Rhinoceros beetles are some of the largest of the beetles. The males have characteristic horns.
- Rhinoceros beetle
- a subfamily of Scarab beetles. Rhinoceros beetles are some of the largest of the beetles. The males have characteristic horns.
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- Ringed worm
- cf. Annelid - the annelids (animals in the phylum Annelida) are invertebrates including earthworms and leeches.
- cf. Blattodea - an Order of insects that contains the cockroaches. Cockroaches are some of the most despised insects despite there being only about 25 species that are considered pests.
- Robinson trap
- cf. Moth trap - a device used to attract and capture moths which can then be studied.
- Rose chafer
- cf. Scarab - a family of beetles that have distinctively shaped antennae and are often metallic in colouration.
- a snout-like projection from the heads of some insects.
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- Royal cell
- cf. Queen cell - the cell in which a queen honey bee is raised.
- Royal jelly
- a protein-rich substance produced by honey bees to feed to developing larvae.
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