You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
Key to Insect Orders

Insects make up the vast bulk of species diversity on the planet

Insects make up the vast bulk of species diversity on the planet

Key to Insect Orders

by LucidMobile
Key to Insect Orders
Key to Insect Orders
Key to Insect Orders

What is it about?

Insects make up the vast bulk of species diversity on the planet. Many millions of insect species exist and entomologists have divided them into a manageable number of units called Orders. The members of each insect Order have arisen from a common ancestor, share similar structural characteristics and have certain biological attributes in common.

Key to Insect Orders

App Details

Version
1.0.1
Rating
(7)
Size
19Mb
Genre
Reference Education
Last updated
July 30, 2015
Release date
December 20, 2014
More info

App Screenshots

Key to Insect Orders screenshot-0
Key to Insect Orders screenshot-1
Key to Insect Orders screenshot-2
Key to Insect Orders screenshot-3

App Store Description

Insects make up the vast bulk of species diversity on the planet. Many millions of insect species exist and entomologists have divided them into a manageable number of units called Orders. The members of each insect Order have arisen from a common ancestor, share similar structural characteristics and have certain biological attributes in common.

Not all insect Orders are equal in species number; some Orders have just a few hundred species while others have more than 100,000 species. The range of structural characteristics and biological features tends to be broader in the more species-rich Orders.

Predictions about the biology, behaviour and ecology of an insect can be made once you know its Order. But how can you know the Order to which an insect belongs? Insects can be identified in various ways. Comparing a specimen with a book of illustrations of identified insects is one way. Using a printed key is another way. This Lucid based key combines the advantages of these methods and adds a new dimension of simplicity and power to the process of identification.

This simple identification key is designed to identify most common adult insects to Order in Australia. The key has been designed for use by advanced secondary students, beginning undergraduates and others interested in entomology. We have written the key so that students will learn about the structure and biology of insects while identifying them. We have included three groups of arthropods in this key (Protura, Collembola and Diplura) that are closely related to insects.

How can you tell if an insect is an adult and can be identified using this key? That is a simple question without a simple answer. If your insect has fully-developed, functional wings then it is an adult. However, some adult insects have reduced, non-functional wings and others have no wings at all. In these cases the adult forms have fully developed genitalia at the apex of the abdomen.

This app is powered by Lucid Mobile

Disclaimer:
AppAdvice does not own this application and only provides images and links contained in the iTunes Search API, to help our users find the best apps to download. If you are the developer of this app and would like your information removed, please send a request to [email protected] and your information will be removed.