Arthropods. Why So Successful? Why So Abundant?. Why So Successful? Why So Abundant?. Fact: There are more than 1 million different species of arthropod Fact: for every one human, there are 1 million arthropods on Earth. Exoskeleton. Strong Protective Flexible at the joints.
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Why So Successful?
Why So Abundant?
There are more than 1 million different species of arthropod
for every one human, there are 1 million arthropods on Earth
Legs (walking, hopping, swimming)
many feeding patterns
permits rapid movement
1. Insect Societies
(division of labor)
2. Many innate behaviors (genetically programmed) permit survival
* weaving of
* building of bee hives,
* bee dances
young look like mini adults
egg →nymph (instar)→ adult
E.g. grasshopper, arachnids, centipedes, millipedes
young do NOT look like adults
egg → larva
→ pupa (cocoon/chrysalis) → adult
E.g. bees, butterflies, moths, beetles
What are six reasons that Arthropods are so successful?