By Manjit S Dhooria
Holding the necessities of academics and researchers in brain, this encyclopedic dictionary provides the terminology in entomology and pest administration within the so much actual and entire approach. additionally it is phrases relating to the shut family members of bugs, corresponding to mites and ticks and a few different organisms that are pests of plants.
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It is secreted as tiny scales or flakes from four pairs of abdominal glands located on the ventral body surface of honeybee. The scales are transferred to the mouth by the legs where they are chewed by mandibles before the wax is incorporated into the comb. Beeswax is mainly used in the preparation of comb foundation, which is affixed to the frames of a commercial beehive. This foundation serves to induce the bees to construct the honey comb in the frames. 5 kg of wax. Beeswax is used in religious candles, polishes and cosmetics.
Brood care has evolved in a variety of insects that have developed strategies opting for maximum protection of the offspring as opposed to production of large numbers of offspring that are left to their own devices. Extreme examples are provided by certain cockroaches which retain and nourish their larvae internally in a uterus like structure. In crickets more advanced type of parental care occurs, female prepares a burrow which she seriously guard from predators and intruders. The eggs are laid in a cell at the bottom of the burrow, and when the eggs hatch, young ones are fed by the mother.
Head bears one pair of antennae, a pair of mandibles, a pair of separate first maxillae, and a pair of united second maxillae. Centipedes have an insect-like excretory system, consisting of a group of long tubules that empty into the hind part of the gut. A tracheal system supplies oxygen directly to the tissues and the blood is pumped through the body cavity by a pair of dorsal arteries. The centipedes although terrestrial inhabit the moist litter and humus rich layer of soil where they feed as predators.