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Vampire Insects Interesting Facts about them Dickson Lim 2P214

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Vampire Insects. Interesting Facts about them. Dickson Lim 2P214. Content Page. Bed Bugs Mosquitoes Fleas Kissing Bugs. Bed Bugs (Video). Bed Bugs. Attracted to their hosts primarily by carbon dioxide, secondarily by warmth, and also by certain chemicals . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Vampire Insects

Vampire InsectsInteresting Facts about them

Dickson Lim 2P214

Content PageBed BugsMosquitoesFleasKissing BugsBed Bugs (Video)

Bed BugsAttracted to their hosts primarily bycarbon dioxide, secondarily by warmth, and also by certain chemicals.

Pierces the skin of its host with a stylet fascicle. This is a unit composed of the maxillae and mandibles which have been modified into elongate shapes from a basic, ancestral style.

Bed bugs can live for a year without feeding, but[they normally try to feed every five to ten days.

Kissing Bugs

Kissing BugsAlso known asconenose bugs,kissing bugs,assassin bugsortriatomines.

Share shelter with nesting vertebrates, from which they suck blood.

Triatomines undergoincomplete metamorphosis, with five nymph stages before turning into an adult with wings.

They aggregate in refuges during day and search for blood during night when the host is asleep and the air is cooler.Mosquitoes

MosquitoesMales typically feed on nectar and plant juices, the female needs to obtain proteins and iron from a "blood meal" before she can produce eggs.

The antennae are important for detecting host odors as well as odors of breeding sites where females lay eggs.

Prior to and during blood feeding, they inject anticoagulant saliva into the bodies of their source(s) of blood to prevent the female mosquito's proboscis from being clogged with blood clots.

Mosquitoes are avectoragent that carries disease-causingvirusesandparasitesfrom person to person.Fleas

Fleas1.5 to 3.3mm long, agile, usually dark colored , wingless insects with tube-like mouth-parts adapted to feeding on the blood of their hosts.

A flea can jump vertically up to 7inches (18cm) and horizontally up to 13inches (33cm). This is around 200 times their own body length.

Completion of the life cycle from egg to adult varies from two weeks to eight months

Adult fleas cannot lay eggs without a blood meal, but may live for one year without feeding.Creditshttp://www.pestworld.com/fleashttp://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/IntegratedFlea.shtmlhttp://john-blatchford.suite101.com/kissing-bugs-a11579http://npic.orst.edu/pest/mosquito/