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Ento 2010 Week 13 Notes

by: Caitlin Conner

Ento 2010 Week 13 Notes ENTO 2010

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Lecture notes from April 11-April 15
Insects & the Environment
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This 5 page Class Notes was uploaded by Caitlin Conner on Friday April 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ENTO 2010 at University of Georgia taught by Espelie in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see Insects & the Environment in Entomology at University of Georgia.


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Date Created: 04/15/16
 Ento 2010 Week 13 Notes  April 11, 2016 o Forensic entomology : study of insects from a legal aspect o Insects as forensic indicators:  Estimate postmortem interval  Assess death scene  Corpse transport/relocation  Injury prior to death  Drug testing o Estimate postmortem interval  Based on Blow Fly development  Most accurate in the first 30 days  Several Blow Fly species involved o Blow Flies are the first to arrive at a corpse  Eggs are laid  Larvae develop  Development is temperature dependent  Succession of insects is predictable o Basic assumptions in homicide investigation  Murder took place at night  Flies oviposit as soon as they find a body  Predictable succession  Weather station records valid  Air temperature determines fly development o Forensic entomologist:  Recovers insects from the body  Identifies insects o Maggot mass : large group of blow fly larvae in carrion  Maintain high temperature o Decomposition studies  Test animal is sacrificed  Environmental conditions recorded  Succession of insects monitored o Variations:  Body buried  Body in water  Body burned  Body in building o Body farm  University of Tennessee  Use human bodies o Corpse relocation:  Few insects in soil beneath body  Insects from body are “foreign” o Forensic entomology  Other aspects:  Drug analysis of corpse  Insects in food  Poaching o Case study: Oregon  Rifle fired at party  Neighbor killed  Body found 1 month later  Insect evidence set time of death o Case study:  Young child brought to hospital  Suffered from abuse and neglect  Difficult to prosecute parents  Anal and genital areas had fly maggots  Larval age=5 days  Diapers had not been changed for 5 days  Similar example with elderly patients o Case Study: Chicago  Woman raped by man in ski mask  Suspect had a mask in apartment  Suspect: “mask had not been worn”  Burrs in mask (and at crime scene)  Small caterpillars in burrs  Life cycle of moth: eggs are laid in summer  Mask had been outside in last 6 months!  April 13, 2016 o Ticks & mites  Class: Arachnida  Subclass: Acari  Species=30,000 o Ticks and mites  2 main body parts:  cephalothorax & abdomen -no division between  usually 8 legs  egg-larva-nymph-adult  ticks parasitize: mammals, birds, reptiles  mites are: free living, plant/animal parasites o Lyme Disease  Described first in Connecticut  Vector: deer tick  Disease agent is a bacterium: Borrelia  15,000 cases per year in U.S.  most prevalent in northeast o Lyme disease:  Ticks feed on infected mice  Bacteria multiply in tick vector  Ticks feed on man  Circular rash  Flu-like illness  Later: arthritis, heart, and nerve problems  Treatment: antibiotics o Deer tick  Much smaller than dog tick  Nymph is the usual vector (1/3 infected)  Life cycle:  Year 1: larvae hatch, feed, and molt  Year 2: nymphs feed; adults emerge and feed  Birds disperse ticks o Lyme disease:  Cause is unknown  May attack nervous system, heart, or joints  May cause an immune response to self  Patient response is very variable o Lyme disease prevention  Protective clothing in woods  Check your body for ticks  Save ticks that you remove o Tick removal:  Use fine-pointed tweezers  Grasp tick where it enters skin  Pull tick out slowly and firmly  Save the tick o Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever  Vector: dog tick  Disease agent is a bacterium: Rickettsia  800 cases per year in U.S.  most prevalent in the west o Scorpions  Class: Arachnida  Subclass: Scorpiones  Species: 1,200 o Scorpions:  2 large pincers  tail with venom  predators  North African and Middle Eastern species can kill a human  Can survive extreme temperatures  Are blind; use feelers on legs to find prey  Male deposits sperm on stalk-then pulls female over stalk  Female bears live young and cares for them  April 15, 2016 o Spiders  Class: Archanida  Subclass: Araneae  Species=30,000 o Spiders:  Cephalothorax jointed to abdomen by pedicel  8 legs  most produce silk  most produce venom  males deliver sperm with palps  very few cause harm to humans o Spider diversity  Sun spider  Trapdoor spider  Whirling spider  Net-casting spider  Bolas spider  Ball with mucous  Moth sex pheromone  Mexican tarantula  Bird eating spider  Purse-web spider  Camouflaged web o Tarantulas  Covered with hairs  Can throw hairs at predators  Hairs are barbed and toxic o Large-jawed spider:  Male produces sperm in abdomen and transfers it to a special web & then to the palps on his cephalothorax o Jumping spider:  Male attracts female with mating dance where he puts her in “a trance” with front leg movements o Net-casting spider:  Male “talks” to female by strumming on web  Male uses palps to deliver sperm to female  Female mates once and stores sperm  Male may mate many times o St. Andrew’s Cross Spider:  Female is much larger than male  Male “plucks” on web to identify himself  He risks death in order to mate o Orb weaver:  Stabilimentum: zig zag cross strands in web  Warns birds so they won’t fly into web  Some birds may use stabilimentum to find silk for their nest


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