biting and chewing insect pest of crops

biting and chewing insect pest are some of the most dangerous of insects. the habits of these biting and chewing insects lead to destruction of plant tissues,
biting and chewing insects have two mouth parts –
 
the mouth  part of biting and chewing insects is the  maxillae and mandible
 
the mouth parts of a typical biting and chewing insects is well adapted to biting and chewing off young shoots of crop plants.
biting and chewing insect, ecto-parasites and disease organisms
crop disease organisms

these attack of biting and chewing insect leads to eventual death of the plant.  

Biting and chewing insect pests

The mouth parts of pests in this group are especially adapted to biting and chewing of various plant parts. The mouth parts are made up of two hard biting jaws (mandibles) FEEDING MECHANISM IN HOLOZOIC. In addition to these, they also have two jaws

mouth parts of biting and chewing insects

maxillae). They have two lips – flat upper lip (larum) and lower lip (labium) while the maxillae are used to push the crop parts into the mouth, the mandibles are used for the biting and chewing since they are very strong.

Biting and Chewing Insects pests possess strong mandible and maxillae (mouth-parts) which enable them to bite and chew plant parts.   

examples of biting and chewing insect

  1. Examples of biting and chewing insect pests include: termites,
  2. grasshoppers,
  3. leaf worms,
  4. army worms,
  5. mantis
  6. locusts,
  7. beetles

These insects can feed on any part of the plant including leaves, fruits, stems, flowers and even roots. Some common biting and chewing insect pests are beetles, grasshoppers, termites, crickets, caterpillars of moths and butter flies, locust, army worms and so on. They feed on many crops such as okro, maize,rice, vegetables, cassava and fruit trees.

Biting and chewing Insect Pests
biting and chewing insects pest are some of the most dangerous of insects. the habits of these biting and chewing insects lead to destruction of plant tissues,
biting and chewing insects have two mouth parts –
 
the mouth  part of biting and chewing insects is the  maxillae and mandible

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