Entomology Series DVDs & Videos
Exciting series features live action micro- and macro-photography, showing living insects in their natural surroundings. Prepared with leading entomologists, each program is a valuable learning tool, focusing on a unique facet of entomology, presenting essential topics in a manner that keeps both beginning and advanced students, and their teachers, interested.
5609DVD Insect Structure, Function & Metamorphosis Examines three types of metamorphosis: gradual, incomplete, and complete, with insect examples in each group. Explores basic structure of insects, including exoskeleton, antennae, eyes, mouthparts, leg parts, digestive and reproductive tracts. Presents insect defenses such as high reproductive rates, camouflage, mimicry, spines. 24 minutes.
5610DVD Insect Orders, Classification & Identification Features scientific names and main characteristics of each of the 26 main orders of insects. They include primitive insects such as silverfish, bristletails, springtails; winged insects such as mayflies, dragonflies, stoneflies, grasshoppers, earwigs, termites, true bugs, cicadas and leafhoppers; and nerve-winged insects including beetles, butterflies & moths, bees, ants, wasps, flies and fleas. A great building block for entomology students. 24 minutes.
5611DVD Arthropods Learn about the largest group of animals, those with jointed legs: the phylum Arthropoda. Examines the five classes: insects, arachnids, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans. Characteristics of each class are illustrated, and effective examples are shown. Arachnids include spiders, mites, ticks, scorpions, whip scorpions, daddy longlegs, and sun scorpions. Life histories of centipedes and millipedes are discussed. Lively, comprehensive look into fascinating part of entomology. 24 minutes.
5612DVD Insect Families and Identification Explores over 160 major families of insects and their distinguishing characteristics. Covers primitive insects, in addition to Orthoptera families including grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, cockroaches, walkingsticks, and praying mantises. Shows in detail major families of the orders Odonata, Ephemeroptera, Dermaptera, Isoptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Thysanoptera, Neuroptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera and Siphonaptera. Features fascinating variety of live insects. 24 minutes.
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