Insect Essays

Science Investigatory Project

Insect repellants are important tools for prevention of insect-borne disease as well as painful or uncomforatable insect bites.And on of natural insect repellant is the lemon grass(Cymbopogon Citratus).Determing the effectiveness of lemon grass as insect repellent is the main goal of the study.Specially,it intends to apply the Steam Distillation Technique in obtainingthe natural elements and essential oil of lemon grass such as citraland citronella.Using two candies as observation, one is with extract of lemon grass and other is without extract…

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Leslie an Ugly Caterpillar

Once upon a time, there was a little caterpillar called Leslie. She was an ugly caterpillar. She was fat and couldn’t walk quickly. The only beautiful thing about her was she had agleam eyes. It was like two shining jewels. Leslie didn’t live alone in Neverland, she lived with Bufo the bee, Pincher the locust and Binks the bumblebee. But no one wanted to be her friend. They always derided her as an ugly and fat insect. One day as…

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The Insecticidal Potential of Chili Pepper

Abstract. The goal of this research is to determine the insecticidal effects of chili pepper leaf extract on termites. Chili pepper leaves were collected then air-dried and oven-dried until brittle. The leaves were then pulverized and milled using the Willey mill. After this, the powdered leaves were boiled in water and filtered. After the preparation of the extract, termites were gathered in two containers. One of the containers was sprayed with the extract. The other container served as the control….

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People Should Be Encouraged to Switch from Eating Animals to Eating Insects

People should be encouraged to switch from eating animals to eating insects AttheLondonrestaurant Archipelago,dinerscanorderthe$11BabyBeeBrulee:creamycustard topped with a crunchy little bee, in New York, the Mexican restaurant Toloache offers $11 chapulines tacos: two tacos stuffed with Oaxacan-style dried grasshoppers. From this information, it is obvious that insects becoming as a main dish in today’s menu. As the human population increasing gradually to 8 billion people, giving food to all those hungry mouths will become difficult. Consequently, some scientist believe that insects…

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Lemon Grass and Baby Oil as Insect (mosquito) Repellant

Abstract This study determined the effectiveness of lemon grass and baby oil mixture as insect (mosquito) repellant. The effectiveness of lemon grass and baby oil mixture as insect (mosquito) repellant was tested It was hypothesized that lemon grass and baby oil mixture was effective like insect repellant. The result of our project suggests that we can make repellant out of lemon grass and baby oil mixture that is effective and affordable. Procedure Material: Lemon grassmortar and pestle Baby oil2 containers…

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Partial Fulfilment of the Requirement

THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND Introduction Nowadays, we are experiencing diseases which is caused by insects like mosquito. To name some are Dengue, Hemorrhagic Fever, and Malaria wherein if not treated early it can cause death. Mosquitoes are all around the corner of our environment. They are not that big but can cut off life. To control the mosquitoes, different mosquito repellent are made and the laboratory chemicals are effective but they are quite expensive and not environmental friendly. Chemicals…

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Potency of Selected Plants

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 50-100 million people all over the world fall victim to dengue fever. And every year, 20,000 of these victims end up dead (the Philippine Star, 2012). According to the report of the Philippine Association of Entomologists (PAE), the incidence and threat of dengue continue to rise, year after year. (Samaniego, 2012). This deadly disease is just caused by a single bite of a carrying mosquito. The mosquito is a common flying…

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Investigatory Project

Today, most Filipino farmers and even commoners are suffering from several kinds of insect pests. Filipinos want to know how to get rid and prevent the spread of different insect pests, so the researchers conduct an insecticide that is made up of garlic. Why garlic? The researchers chose garlic because of its unique characteristics that could be made as an effective insecticide. We all know that garlic is only use as an ingredient for cooking but we don’t know that…

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Florensic Entomology

Review Questions 1. What is the typical order in which insects begin to arrive on human remains? * The typical order in which insects begin to arrive on human remains is blowflies, beetles, maggots, wasps, ants, and then spiders. 2. Describe the case that was one of the first recorded times of forensic entomology being used in a criminal case. What role did forensic entomology play in the case? *The first case that forensic entomology was used involved a couple…

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Mosquito Shadow Animal Totem

The mosquito is my shadow animal totem because it tests me to overcome small irritations. When a mosquito bites me, I’m usually not too happy about it. Even though it is just a small bump on me, it allows the mosquito to lay its eggs as the small amount of blood they suck is enough to last for a few days. After I have been bitten I need to find the patience to overcome the itchiness. Realistically, a mosquito bite…

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Invertebrate Endocrine System

As You know: * Invertebrates are animals without a backbone.  * The invertebrates form all of the major divisions of the animal kingdom called phyla, with the exception of vertebrates. * Invertebrates include the sponges, coelenterates, flatworms, nematodes, annelids, arthropods, mollusks, and echinoderms. Hormonal System of Invertebrates * Invertebrates hormonal systems are rather poorly understood in comparison with vertebrates * The endocrine systems of invertebrates generally regulate the same processes that are found in vertebrates such as development, growth, and…

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Excretion and Osmoregulation

In every aspect of an environment, there is a variance in the concentration of fluids present in the environment and the bodies of organisms. Osmoregulation is the regulation of water and ion concentrations in the body. Keeping this regulation precise is critical in maintaining life in a cell. Balance of water and ions is partly linked to excretion, the removal of metabolic wastes from the body. An animal’s nitrogenous wastes reflect its phylogeny and habitat Introduction: Osmoregulation is the control…

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Holy the Firm by Annie Dillard

​”Death of a Moth” is a short essay from the author, Annie Dillard, called Holy the Firm, and also one of her most personal essay that she’s ever written. It is about the burning moths, her belief in God, and acceptance of her faith to being a writer. She uses the death of the moths to tell us nature’s cycle of life. Everything is the same, human and animal, life and death. In the end, they will all end up…

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Where Have the Bees Gone_

In recent years, across the world, the number of honeybee colonies has decreased considerably. For example, in the UK, the honeybee population decreased between 15 and 30% between 2007 and 2009. In other countries the decrease has been even more dramatic. This is of great concern to anyone responsible for producing food because honeybees, as well as wild bees, are essential for good pollination of many crop plants. Over the past few years a lot of money has been put…

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