Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Invertebrate Zoology: Identify these organisms. Answer the quesions in each of the 20 items


Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog 
Lesson on Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid 738 KHz AM 
8 to 9 evening class Monday to Friday with 
Melly C Tenorio 

 
1.  Are these two photos from the same specimen?  Habitat: marine or freshwater?
Common and scientific names _______________  ________________



 2. Is this a bee or a wasp?  Common and scientific name? Order? 
Caste: worker or soldier?
 3. When do these insects emerge? How long do they normally live (life cycle)? They make a peculiar continuous sound.  Which one sings - male or female?  Or both?

 4. Of what use is the starfish?  Do they live also in lakes and rivers?  In what way are they destructive?  What does their phylum Echinodermata (Latin) mean in English?

 6.  These look life eyes.  Do you believe in the cyclops? At least among lower animals. What are these eyes really? 
 7.  What is the symmetry of this organism?  Identify it.  Is it related to the starfish? Is it edible?

 8. What is this organism?  What is its home?  What does it eat? Is there any value to humans? 


9. Is this a worm or a caterpillar? Annelid or Lepidopteran? What is its defense mechanism?


 10. Frog or toad?  What is the difference of the two? If this is docile, how can it protect itself from its enemies? What could be the reason or long passivity or organisms?  What do you call it in summer?  In Winter?

 11. Beware, don't touch this creature!  What happens to you when it comes in contact with the skin? What is the best home remedy?

 12. This spider is a gladiator. Have you seen spiders fighting each other? It is a popular game in countries like ___________ and  ___________.


13. Is this creature really edible?  Where do you find it?  To what Phylum does it belong?  What is its defense mechanism?
 14. Plant or animal?  Where do you find it? What are those large pores over its body.  Can this organism live by itself? Explain.

 15. How does this moth pollinate this flower? Will this flower eventually produce seeds? Explain. 
 16. Strange fellows.  What frogs are these - dialect names? In what ways they do not directly compete for food and home? 
 17. What is the function of the eye-like spots on the wings of this butterfly.
 18. These are fossils - what are these made of ?  How does the substance (element) solidify and form into various intricate shapes and designs? 



19. What do you call organisms of the same species differing in morphology such as these specimen? Name other organisms exhibiting this phenomenon.



 20. Can you identify this bird? Clues: nationalistic song in Mexico.  It's an agile and swift flyer.  It is found around garbage dumps.  It produces intersperse notes.  It perches with other members in equidistance on power lines. Can you sing the popular song, La Golondrina?


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