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
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
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