Dog Ticks Research Paper

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At Moore’s Branch Creek, there were mostly five different insects: dog ticks, grasshoppers, flies, mosquitoes, and ladybugs. Our group researched and learned about the different life cycles of each. Dog ticks require three hosts, or three different blood drinks. If they don’t get these different drinks, then they won’t be able to grow into a mature adult and lay eggs. Whenever there is a scarcity of mammals, it is possible for a dog tick to return back to one of the older hosts and use it as a host again. Dog ticks require three hosts, or at least three different drinks, when the ticks are unfed larvae, unfed nymphs, and unfed adults. Ladybugs are in their eggs for 2-5 days, then go through an entire metamorphic cycle in their eight-week lives. They go through the average egg-larvae-pupa-adult cycle, however, they are in their larval state (at maximum) seven times longer than in their pupa state. Ladybugs stay in their eggs for 2-5 days, then continue their eight-week lives.…show more content…
They hatch from an egg as an small larvae, and continuously grow larger until they reach the pupa. The larvae is often called maggots. Flies also go through standard egg-larvae-pupa-adult metamorphosis, however they go through several different levels of larvae. Mosquitoes’ life cycles are similar to flies, although they go through four different stages of larvae, instead of three. They go through the standard egg-larvae-pupa-adult insect life cycles, and like flies, have different stages of larvae. Mosquitoes have four different forms of larvae before reaching pupa, and then an egg-laying

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